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DIY Computer set-ups dont' seem to work!

I have recently built two similar DIY computers both of which are not working!

The systems:

Both are AMD processors (Athelon 64 bit) one a 4800 and the other a 5000.
I have two different cases and each has an antec earthwatts powersupply
I have crucial 6400 DDRII 800 1gb memory chips in both (and have also tried super talent 1gb sticks - same issue)
Both have SATA HDs and an IDE CDRW - different brands.

The motherboards are different - one is an ECS and the other is a Gigabyte.

Now, the problem:

The fans whirl, the HD spins, the memory LCDs light up.
The monitor doesn't seem to get any signal, the keyboard caps lock, etc. keys don't light up and the cdrw when plugged into the motherboard doesn't open/close (although when I keep power on but connector unhooked, it opens/closes).
I assume because there is no monitor signal the machine is not booting but I thought building two different systems would compensate for any single part being off.

I am out of ideas! PLEASE HELP!

I have no idea what to try next.

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  • jbaum Jul 10, 2008

    Two questions:

    1. Remove them while the system is running?
    2. I don't have speakers hooked up - what will beep?



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Remove the ram, you should hear beeps.

if you don't hear any beeps while the ram is removed from the motherboard something is faulty or setup wrong.

so remove the ram from both then listen to the beeps and report back

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Start with the basics, pull everything out and work on a NON-STATIC surface (Static Electricity kills components), you should be looking at just the CPU/board, PSU, 1X RAM module and video (unless integrated) obviously connected to a monitor...

This approach will allow you to eliminate/determine any issue related to the primary components, additionally make sure you've cleared your CMOS/BIOS (pulling battery & jumpering pins as per manual), also please ensure you've plugged the heatsink fan into the appropriate motherboard header, as the RPM sensor within the BIOS needs this information to POST.

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