I've got now the second GA 965QM-DS2 motherboard from my distributor and the initial problem persists:
I want to use the board for a custom server setup and therefore bought a CORE 2 DUO E4600 2.4GHZ CPU and Corsair xms2 DDRII800 memory (2x1GB). In addition to that some SATA drives...
When all was assembled, both boards behave in the same way. They start up without any beep signal. All fans (CPU and system) start. And nothing else happens.
No screen from the build in VGA port. No LED on the keyboard. The only thing under control is, to switch the machine on and off (holding the power button some seconds).
Until now I tried many thing to exclude that other parts than the mainboard forcing the problem: RAM is ok, tested in another machine; CPU is ok, tested in another machine. SATA drives are not necessary to display a start screen from BIOS. Tried the board with another PSU, but no change.
I have no idea. Any comment will be welcome, solving this problem. Cheers, Thomas
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This particular main board doesn't have the video integrated into the mobo, so it's got a video card. Often the video card has a fan. The fan could be causing the noise. Have you tried briefly unplugging the processor fan to see if the noise stops?
Are there no beeps you hear when starting? Some error code or so?
try to reset it by pulling the battery on the motherboard, leave it out for 30 seconds and put it back in, sometimes there is also a reset pin you have to place the jumper on for a few seconds, but i don't see that in the pictures for the motherboard you have.
If that doesn't work, try a different videocard.
If that doesn't work, check the memory, if you have multiple sticks, try with only one.
If that doesn't work, maybe try a different powersupply
If that still doesn't work, perhaps CPU module and otherwise you might be SOL
take out the processor chip and clock battery along with the ram while it is disconnected from the wall outlet and wait about 5 mins. after you put it back together, if the problem persists the processor might need to be replaced or the entire motherboard its self.
Hi sebaswis, am I correct that this Gigabyte GA-7VRX is a replacement MB? (I read your other posted questions). http://www.fixya.com/support/t1399506-computer_boot_when_power You mentioned you put your old system back together & it worked fine. If mother board is shorted to the system case you will see the CPU fan spin for a second. Most motherboards use a green led which represents there is stand-by power running to the board.(This is normal). I am unsure why your led is orange. (Its not mentioned in your manual & manual does not show the led?s location). Was the other GA-7VRX MB led always orange or was it also green? Suggest you disassemble the heat-sink from the CPU. You mentioned you installed a new XP 2500+ CPU. If a pin on the CPU was bent during installation of CPU into the socket or if no thermal grease was applied or too little to the top of CPU, either would give you: CPU fan spins for a second & nothing else seems to run. Look over the link provided below. It is a guide to how to install a motherboard. (You may not need this but Its worth going over all the steps). http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/145 As far as the power supply. If the MB's are the same (GA-7VRX) & the old system ran with 220W, the newer one should also function. Clarify these questions for me sebaswis. Mike