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1. Check all connections again, especially the lead from the power button to the mobo. It seems a silly question, but is the four-pin ATX 12V connector firmly seated (it's gotta "click"). Yes, I know you've probably checked, but I had to ask. :-)
2. CPU fan connector--check/double check?
3. As fwadley so rightly noted, memory chip seating can be crucial as well (yes, another of my unpaid adverts for Crucial memory *heh*) Reseat. Use DeoxIt Gold or Stabilant 22 on essential electronic plugin components like memory, if you have ANY doubt as to connectivity/continuity issues. Try different memory modules.
IOW, it sounds very much like a missed/unfirm connection or grounding problem (yes, re-check positioning and connections of mobo to case).
Of course, recheck jumper settings (what CPU, exactly? Semprons come in various "flavors" and the jumpers can be set for either the 754 or 939 pinouts).
I recognize that you're not a beginner.These are just some of the things I'd recheck on an installation of my own gone south.
Oh, "nothing comes up on screen"--means "no video"?This board has onboard video, doesn't it? The BIOS should, IIRC, "automagically" bypass that for setup, at least, if you were to try a PCI card for testing. Grab an old PCI graphics card and give that a shot if suggestions above fail.
Please report back with any error messages or other information.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
Take out memory chips and try it. is it a new one from a store?
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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