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Mobo + memory = POST failure

Q: Mobo + memory = POST failure


asus m4a88t-m


hynix hmt125r7tfr8c

the board does no beeps, but it features MemOK! and has a dram_led... the dram_led is blinking red continuously... this is the ecc memory and the said board is supposed to support ecc... i tried reinstalling / reseating the memory - same result... i'm going to buy some other memory, but what could be the problem here? any help is appreciated

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A: Mobo + memory = POST failure

Assuming the board and system is powering up...
Have you tried resetting the board? Clearing CMOS ?
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A:New Mobo will not post!! Need some help...

Strip it down to just the CPU and power up this should tell you if the CPU is at least working by the beep codes.
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Any ideas?

A:No MOBO Post

Perhaps this will help -
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A:need help with mobo no post!!!'

Hey, a few things might be wrong:
- incompatible motherboard. For Crucial memory see:
- Improperly installed RAM (make sure the pins are pushed in and the RAM sticks are installed in the correct slots)
- CPU is fried
- Something else that is connected to the motherboard isn't working
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A:Mobo won't post. Help?

If the motherboard has a clear cmos jumper,not a switch,
make sure it is in the normal/run position.
I have seen them on 1 pin only to keep the battery from draining.
If that is ok,try clearing the cmos just in case the bios has hung up.
Try booting without the video card and see if the bios alarms.
Need the system speaker connected for that if it is not on the motherboard.
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A:mobo won't post

MBO won't post

First, clearing the CMOS requires shorting the pins for at least a minute. You did make sure the power cord was pulled before you attempted to clear the CMOS right?

2nd, if the first step fails to get you back to zero, repeat step and pull the battery for about 2 minutes. That will definitely give your caps time to drain of their charges.

Let me know how that works for you.

Oh yes, when you get into Bios - make sure you set stop on no errors - read the sidebar before you close and save. Setting the stop to no errors should make it go past any problems and report them to you.
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A:How to test MoBo or CPU - PC won't POST

MB unfortunately U don't have to test it anymore !
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A:Intel mobo will not POST

Bad RAM or Bad PSU.

Sometimes one voltage segment of a PSU will fail, giving symptoms such as you describe. Sort of like the fans are on but nobody's home.

I >think< Intel's RAM beep code is 3 short.

Tutorial "No POST";
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A:I've upgraded my PSU & now mobo won't POST

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A:Sorry for this desperate Post! MSI mobo

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A:new mobo & proc - no post

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A:mobo C1 error, no post

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A:Brand new A-Bit NF7-s2 MoBo. Will not post at all.

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A:Strange mobo behaviour - POST or not!

The CMOS battery is dead and makes the CMOS memory go bananas and corrupt itself?

Did you try the failsafe defaults?
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A:ASUS M2A-MVP MoBo is Very slow to POST.

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A:No POST; mobo probably fried, hoping not

There could be no connection between the light on the router and the motherboard... you have no way to know.
Forget about the router. It is probably a power supply failure.
Try a basic setup... Motherboard, one memory module, power supply, optical drive, Install of boot disk of some kind, or a floppy disk..
Does it boot.
Change memory module
Does it boot?
Do you have power from the power supply? Do you have a simple power supply tester? $10 at a computer parts store.
Test the power supply in another computer, or the power supply from the other computer in your computer.
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A:Win 10, Can't Get Past MOBO POST Screen

Update to my post:
I ran Emsisoft Anti-Malware, targeting the problematic drive.  It found no threats.  
Upon looking at the "properties" menu for that drive, it claimed (with the pie graphic) that the drive had no unused space at all on it, but i know that the last time i was able to log into that drive, almost 50 percent of that disk was free space.
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Double check everything in the manual... then talk to the motherboard manufacturer tech support... often there is a common cause.
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A:Win 10, Can't Get Past MOBO POST Screen

I'd suggest posting over in the Am I Infected forum:
Please read the pinned topics at the top of the forum for instructions on how to post there.
While waiting for a reply, please run these free hardware diagnostics:
Please start with the hard drive diagnostics on all of your hard drives.
Then, when given the all clear from the malware experts, feel free to post back to this topic if the problem continues.
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A:mobo / usb problem.. stops on post screen

you should be able to boot w/o the usb devices and after login, plug them in.
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A:Problems getting to POST on American Megatrends MOBO

Alright - I just recieved word that it now works. Which leads me to believe that even though it appeared we had the RAM set properly it wasn't.
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A:Solved: MOBO v. PSU? -- No Post on replacement of components

Hi and welcome. Have you tried hooking things up outside the case, just the bare minimums to see if you can get a post? And only one ram chip, just in case there is a problem there.
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A:A7N8X Mobo locking up at the beginning of POST (help)

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A:Reboot time - Mostly waiting for MOBO to post.

Have you looked for BIOS quick boot options?
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A:mobo wont POST after moved to a new case

Disconnect everything except the cpu, fans, memory, and video card with monitor and see if it will post. If not I would start by checking the standoffs to make sure one is not shorting the motherboard to ground. To do this you could even take the board loose and put it on a piece of cardboard to insulate it and see if it will post.
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A:Mobo with no POST test (No BIOS activity)

I guess it is the BIOS ... try the process where you remove the BIOS chip and fix it with another similar motherboard (while turned on).

I am not sure though, and am a starter just .... sorry couldn't find the links for you at the moment.

I hope others will have a better reply for you.
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A:New mobo cpu still no post black screen no bios

Its been seated and reseated, it doesn't look like anything is grounding it. It is on metal things that screws go into holding up the mobo, I have as many in as the mobo will allow (I think this is what you mean by stand offs), the old mobo worked fine with the same setup for about 3 years.
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A:Solved: New mobo with power no post or display

The Asus Uk site says you need Bios version 0705 or later to use the FX-6100 Cpu.

There have been 4 Bios versions, 0404, 0506, 0705 and the latest 0813.

So I think you are probably correct and your Bios is too old for that Cpu.
Unfortunately I don't know of any way you can find out what Bios you have now if the PC won't POST.
So I think your plan of buying a cheap compatible Cpu and then flashing the Bios is your best bet.
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A:Fried mobo or ram? POST stops at processor

Try clearing your BIOS using the jumper on the motherboard or removing the battery.
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probably this

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It's an older HP Walmart special so no real value but want to use it as practice for trying everything possible to get it working.

A:Mobo failure?

Sounds like it could be, Greg. With no ram the board should beep, a lot. To me that's a good indication there is a serious problem with the board.
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A:What might cause this? - Mobo failure?

It sounds like the motherboard may possibly be the culprit here, however it could be a driver issue as well. Have you tried to reinstall the chipset drivers at all? (Especially since the reformat). You should be able to find them on HP's website if you no longer have the disk. Another thing you may want to try is if you have any other firewire devices to try using them and see if you have the same problem. (Btw, I'm not sure if you were aware of this or not, since you are using it, I thought you most likely would be, but decided I should throw this in just in case, IEEE 1394 is firewire.)
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A:possible mobo failure

You are going to test each part by swapping in known good units.

Usually CPUs are pretty robust and hard to hurt however since you upped the voltage, it is anyones guess as to which one [or both] you fried.
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Has anyone had this problem before? The motherboard is new (only got it a month ago).

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A:CPU or Mobo failure?

Is the external HDD still plug-in to the PC?

Also check if all you cable are well plug-in as for screen, etc...
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A:Possible MoBo Failure. I'm not sure.

If you're not getting a signal from the onboard nor from a video card then the signal is not getting to them. I'd stop wasting my time on a Dell and just replace the mother board.

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A:PSU/Mobo Failure?

I went home at lunch to play with it some more, and it definitely seems to be the motherboard. Depending on how I jiggled the DC power 24-pin cord in the seat, I could get different fans and LEDs to turn on: in one position I could get PSU fan, CPU fan, and chassis fan to turn on; in another I could get the PSU fan and the power LED to turn on; etc.

Then I brought in the PSU to work after lunch and tried it out on a new Dell 745, and it booted up fine, without any quirks. Couldn't find all the drives, of course, since only the main power was plugged in, but everything was fine power wise.

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A:Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo won't post or bios

Yoy have BOTH power supplies hooked up to the mobo?
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A:ASUS P4B533 mobo freezes during post-boot

Give the board a very close inspection with a bright light. Check for any leaking / discolored / bulging capacitors on the board

When you said you removed all pci cards, did you also disable any onboard devices like onboard nic, onboard sound, onboard raid controller?
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A:PC will not post, no video signal, but Mobo power light is on

The PSU is probably dead now, it might be the only thing dead. (maybe your x1650 pro is still working). Replace it with a decent unit this time. If you plan to game, one the most important components is a good quality PSU.
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A:BSOD After reinstaling windows post mobo change

Hi felicequach.

The Verifier Enabled BSOD says it is somehow related to networks.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck C4, {9100e, fffff8000034fd90, ffffcf801bb8cf20, ffffcf801bb8cf98}

Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!NsiGetAllParametersEx+1f8 )

Followup: MachineOwner
So you should plan to update your network adapter drivers.
Qualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver (c:\windows\system32\drivers\athwnx.sys): Drivers for Atheros AR9287 and Windows 7
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PCI Express Network Connection Driver I (c:\windows\system32\drivers\e1i63x64.sys: Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7
Scan the system for possible virus infection with the following programs, for a safety reason.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
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A:possable mobo failure

"thinking it was possibly my PS"

You haven't elimated this yet. Only way to eliminate a MB is to replace everything else first. (Of course you can just replace the MB, but if that isn't the problem then you haven't accomplished anything).
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A:IDE Controller failure on mobo?

Welcome to Techspot
For the money of a Mb If I were you I would prefer the Stability of a new one. I am not convinced that disabled Primary IDE controller is going to be reliable in the long run . I am not even going to get into the differences in Data pipline ,as opposed to PCI 's etc.BLah Blah
Before you do though Do a proper diagnostic test on the drive .Check Dell for update to Bios etc just in case .
If you do a new Mb make sure it is compatible with that Dell case.
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A:Failure to Post

Pretty sure you covered 99% of everything there, as stated in the: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

The only other possibilities are:
CPU Fan: Yes I have seen faulty fan wiring, cause no post, try temporarily unplugging the CPU fan
Ram: This really falls under hardware compatibility, but some Ram cards (manufacture wise) just don't work with some motherboards
Bios: You didn't actually state that you reset the Bios, from the motherboard jumper
Power Supply: Even a seemingly, working power supply, may in fact be faulty

My first choice (other than CMOS reset and fan ) would be Power Supply
Also try one stick only of Ram

Last option would be DOA parts

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A:POST failure

Go to search
type event viewer and then check out administrative and system. It can be sorted by day and time, which will helpl
In addition, perform and SFC to correct any system problems.
System Files - SFC Command
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A:Failure to post, please help~!!

WinFast what model mobo?

What make and model ATX case?

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A:Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo won't post or bios beep

I believe that the X1600 pro only needs the power connection for the AGP version. Yours is a PCIe-16x version so the power connection (I believe) is not needed. If it is needed, there would be a 4pin molex jack on the top right side of the card (opposite from the side that mounts to your case).

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I don't understand the bios number you have provided enough to tell if it means your board has been updated, perhaps someone else can help out with that (I am at work now). If your CPU is the C1 revision, then an out of date bios would explain things.

By the way, are you sure your board is not shorting out on the case? (You used the riser pins)?

Also, what make is your PSU and how many watts is it rated at?

What speed/make ram are you using?
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Since you don't have the old mobo to run SysPrep on the HD to remove all drivers, HID and SID to prepare it to start on new hardware, your only sure option is to boot Paragon Adaptive REstore CD on the new hardware and point it at Win7.

That said, it might start on the new hardware but you cannot be assured of this by any means unless using one of those two methods.

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What OS are you using?
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got into to your bios and set it to default settings then reboot.I have had that several times and setting bios to default solved it.
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Originally Posted by Noixion

I have an issue with my computer booting up past POST Boot, it seems like it just sit there once powered on, front light just blinks over and over again but nothan happens on screen any additional info i can post as questions are asked. also have video of the pc doing its hickup.

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VIdeo of the PC
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A:Computer won't boot (poss MOBO failure)

Disconnect any peripherals, especially USB devices.
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The problems that you describe started with the Seagate HDD being installed.  Try removing it (temporarily) and see if that helps.
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A:boot failure after transferring W7 HD to new mobo using sysprep

you can attempt startup repair, but I'm not convinced it will solve your problem, to be perfectly honest the new set up will be much more stable if you install windows fresh to it anyway.
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Anyhow startup repair may at least get you in under Safe Mode
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