Bought a new Ausus P5N-E SLI mobo with Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Processor, Corsair XMS2 2Gig Ram, and Nvidia 8600 GT video Card,WD 250G hard drive. Was very careful installing all the components, but when powered on, the only devices that functioned were the fans and mobo light(green), There was no POST beeps, no nothing. I also bought a new Ultra 700W PS. Could use some help. Have built pc's in the past, but this one is frustrating.
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Re: Asus P5N-E SLI Mobo will not boot or post.
Hi bart, please re-check you're memory. See page 1-17 in you're user manual. (Read everything)!
You're Asus board can not use 184-pin DDR DIMM's.
Also check the QVL list for supported memory page's 1-18 & 1-19.
I did not see Corsair on either page.
You're board can only use 240-pin DDR2 memory. Please read the "Notes" at the top of page 1-18.
If everything (Regarding memory) is within the Asus specifications than clear the cmos/bios & re-boot again. If you're system still does not boot than remove one DIMM & try again.
Asus warrants their boards for three years. Call Asus tech at
1-812-282-2787 EST, IL 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The call is on you but the service is free. It's worth every dime.
Good Luck & Kind Regards.
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No it will not. The motherboard has voltage regulators which correctly distributes voltage through the integrated circuits to the chips/capacitors/etc. that need power. The only reason you would need a stronger PSU with more output wattage would be if you had lots of internal parts that drew a lot of power (such as 4-way SLi cards with power adapters plugged in, sound card, 4 hard drives, 4 optical drives, TV tuner, lots of fans, etc.). A setup like the one I just described would probably need at least a 750 watt PSU. But in any case, you could have a 2000000 watt PSU and it would not fry the board due to the reasons above.
Hi, There is a couple of things you can do to troubleshoot this. If there is an on-board VGA (video) port on the back, try that. Clear the CMOS. On that spec board there should be a coloured plastic jumper next to or near the motherboard battery like this >>>>>
If there is no jumper then remove the power cord from the back and take the motherboard battery out for half an hour then replace and see if you get a post screen. If it still suffers from the same symptoms then there could be micro fissures between solder points on the motherboard as Intel's tend to run fairly hot. This means you have to re-float the motherboard and is a last resort repair. If you need anymore help or advice please post back.
Try RAM with a different speed. My 800 mhz RAM didn't work until I installed 533 mhz RAM and adjusted to 800 mhz in BIOS. Newly built PC, default must be set as 533 mhz because I reset the CMOS and still couldn't POST to BIOS. Only taking out all RAM gave me any sort of audible error code. Luckily I found some 533 RAM before I RMA'd the board.
talk about what you want with a computer repair shop
logically if the mobo is out of date , then you should be looking at the latest mobo and duel or quad core cpu
next all the os ,files and folders are on the hard drive and that can be installed in any new pc and will start and run
you have to consider this , the amount of ram has a bearing on the speed or the pc as it is used by the pc as a storage space as it moves data around as it performs the various operations
new mobo have 2 ram slots for 4gig ram sticks but you say that you only have 1gig of ram--compare 1 against 8 and see how much easier the pc will run
AS is said , talk with pc professionals ( not retailers ) and get the best advice before you flash the cash
Try taking out the mobo and ps out of its casing, lay it on a table, hook things together and power it up. I had some problems before caused by mounting studs or try insulating all stubs from the mobo. hope this will help.