Question about Mach Speed MK8-939A (VIPERMK8939A) Motherboard

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Not posting I have a brand new Mach Sped MK8-939A mobo, AMD Athlon 64 3700+ cpu, heatsink and fan for the cpu (purchased as combo), new 500 watt power supply, new sata HDD. I installed all components using the raised pins so the mobo didn't sit directly on the case (risk shorting) turned on the pc, and NOTHING!! No post, cpu fan doesn't turn, no video, CD ROM won't open to insert mobo driver CD, no error beeps. Power light is on, HDD light on case lit. Neither CD ROM nor DVD ROM will open unless I unplug ribbon cable, then with power only, doors will open. Any troubleshooting suggestions? I bought all new inners because my ASUS mobo with AMD 3700+ cpu did the same thing. It was working then on reboot, went totally brain dead. I have tried known good memory and video cards from other machines, but no change. HELP!!!!!

Posted by Debbie Boultinghouse on

  • Debbie Boultinghouse Dec 18, 2006

    My understanding is that the only additional power to be connected for the cpu is if is an Intel. I was told that the AMD didn't need to be plugged in separately. Is this not true? On the other mobo (ASUS) it was not plugged in and worked fine. It won't hurt anything to plug it in will it?

  • Debbie Boultinghouse Dec 20, 2006

    Hey!!! I stand corrected!! Plugging the power supply into the mobo for the CPU worked (some). I guess it isn't for Intel only!!!! Okay, to test it I removed the DIMM and actually got a repeated single long beep. (I assume it means no memory found) Now my ROMs both open with the button, and the power button actually turns the system off as well. However! I still get NO VIDEO! I have a Radeon 9600Series graphics Accelerator card which should be compatible with the mobo according to the MachSpeed website. I have tried another Radeon 9600 card from the computer I am currently using, but still get NO video. Any suggestions again???? The last one made a difference, I am depending on you!!



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Maybe a silly question to ask; but did you connect the processor power lead, as unlike some processors this needs a seperate supply.

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    andrew pester Dec 18, 2006

    I recently bought an AMD chip and noticed in the processor manual that it has a power connector to the board from the PSU.

    Although my chip was not as powerfull as yours, check the documentation that came with the chip and Mobo.

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    andrew pester Dec 22, 2006

    Try booting in safe mode(f8) on boot up, it should boot in VGA mode.

    The problem is your AGP port driver is not yet installed more than likely, but it should still boot.

    If you get it running try to install motherboard drivers, and reboot.

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    andrew pester Dec 22, 2006

    Does your board have onboard graphics, if so you have to enable your primary graphic controller as your AGP slot.

    It may be wise to install everything and get it running if you have got onboard graphics then sort out the graphics card last.



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