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GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Mobo not POSTing Should i reset the bios??

The motherboard doesn't power up to POST screen!! It's a new

pc. When i turn on the power, cpu is working and

everythingelse but Post screen doesn't comes up. Nothing

comes up on my monitor. I took out the ram and there is no

beep sound from the motherboard! Do i have to reset the

Bios? I also want to know if this graphics card(Visiontek

Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition)compatible with this

GA-MA790FX-DQ6! Also on the mobo's Chassis intrusion header

doesn't have a cap on? Does it suppose to have a cap on? Is

it the 4Gb ram(New Corsair Dominator 4GB (2GBx2) DDR2 1066

with Fan
) that i have cause the motherboard not POSTing? Does the

all the fan headers(cpu_fan,sys_fan1,sys_fan2,power_fan)

have to be plugged in?
Well I thought it was problem with graphic card so i tried

it with another card which is Radeon HD3650 512MB DDR2.

Doesn't work either! Nothing comes up on my monitor not even

Power-On Self-Test (POST) There isn't any beep sound either!

Need help please!

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  • Jay1f May 15, 2008

    Well i took out all the wires and just cpu and the internal

    speakers then plug in the 8pin ATX and 24pin from psu. Power

    it on then wait for the beep sound but No!! Also i did reset

    the bios but nothing happened. So i figured something is

    wrong either with the cpu or mobo. I went out to get another

    mobo and do that again but no beep sound! It just not going

    to POST screen with two mobo. It probably might be a

    defective cpu!! So i'm gonna sent back the cpu and get a new

    one! :(

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You procesor is not suported by the motherboard with the curent bios.you need to do a bios upgrade to f4or f5 bios before your phenom will work.

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No beeps, indicates you have faulty CPU or mainboard.

  • remove all components even RAM and CPU.
  • insert only CPU and Speaker (without RAM or any other componet).
  • Boot and try to hear, there must be long beep for missing RAM, if not then try to re-insert the CPU or change the CPU/Mainboard.

Thanks and Good Luck
Iqbal

Posted on May 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Motherboard is not booting!!!!!

Hi Jay,
Is you're memory installed in the two yellow slots?
Try using only 1 DIMM in DDRII_1 slot.
Page 17 in you're manual. When using only one PCI-E graphics cards you do not need to plug in extra power to the board, as shown on page 19. (Only need this additional 4-pin Molex when running two PCI-E cards).
Check internal connector is plugged in item,
1 ATX_12V_2X (Pg. 23 in you're manual).
(System will not boot without this).
Also item, 2 main power 24-pin Molex cable is securely connected. Chassis Intrusion Header (By default is opened/no jumper). I don't like the CPU getting hot. It shouldn't. Do you have a spare heat sink & fan for you're CPU? Are you 100% the cooling system is running correctly?
Lastly, here is Gigabyte's Qualified Vendors List (QVL), for you're board. Corsair 2GB is not listed.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/MemorySupport/motherboard_memory_ga-ma790fx-dq6.pdf

Luck!
Mike

Posted on May 15, 2008

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Luck!
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