Question about Gigabyte GA-965QM-DS2 (rev. 2.0) Motherboard

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Only fans are starting - nothing else


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.

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  • ToFuVox Feb 08, 2008

    Hi Lemmor,

    thank you. Already tried something similiar:

    1) Tested it with only screen, keyboard, cpu and 1 RAM in each of the four slots or with two on lot 1-2 or 3-4 or 1-3 or 2-4. No change. Tested it with PC6400 (the Corsair) and PC 5300 (Samsung DDRII). Each has 1GB per item.

    2) CPU was tested on a different 775 board and comes up nicely.

    Did not work on theCMOS/BIOS Battery yet. But the board is brand new. In whcih manner should that affect the behaviour of the mainboard? But will give it a try.

    Thanks so far,

  • ToFuVox Feb 08, 2008


    did some tests after replacing/inserting the battery and after short circuit the CMOS pins on the board. But unfortunately... no change at all. (tested with one and two ram in different slots).


  • thinkjb Mar 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, fans come on but that is it. Post test no beep 00 It is a Gigabyte GA-81k1100 (replaced power, memory, cpu) I have another GA-81K1100 with the same problem

  • Mollie_5 Feb 05, 2009

    I hav e same problem. Also the IDE drives seem to lockup. If I unplug them from the mother board I can get the CD rom's to open and the Harddrives to spin.



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Have you checked the CMOS/BIOS Battery? How about reseting the BIOS jumpers?

Test the system using Motherboard with processor and 1 RAM, just connect power and screen only, switch it on. It it fails try another memory... Whether the memory, board of processor is the problem.

Fixya me when done....

Post me back if it doesn't work...

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