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Amd athlon 4200 problem

By bakuryuuhaa
Jun 10, 2007
  1. http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic74704.html- previous post

    I built this computer about a month ago, and Yet again i put it aside because there was a problem...Everything is in and should be in working order but Nothing shows up on the monitor ive tryed 2 different Videocards (fx5500,7100gs) and neither worked, so then i decided to send back the Motherboard and processor to check for defects and nothing found So im left with this computer that seems to start up fine, no post beeps and nothing showing up on the monitor.Also theres no OS installed on it.

    The monitor reads that its connected but nothing shows up at all.

    Amd Athlon 4200 Dual Core Processor
    Asus M2V motherboard
    1gb Wintec PC4200
    Chaintech 7100Gs
    Sony 18x DVD writer
    Western Digital 60gb


    this time i tried changing the psu like suggested, though that didn't work, any other suggestions
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    cmos chip could be bad. no cmos chip=no post
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Troubleshooting issues like you`re having is time consuming and needs to be approached in a methodical manner.

    Disconnect all the components that aren`t necessary for the system to boot. Leave just the psu/cpu/1 stick of ram/video card/hard drive. See if the computer will post and let us know. Make sure that the extra four pin power connector is attached near your cpu. Check your mobo manual for details and see marked pic below.

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    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. bakuryuuhaa

    bakuryuuhaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It does post because when i took out everything, including the ram i got post beeps, and yes that 4 pin is connected

    i should have written up a new description, i just copied the old one
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In that case, I suggest you try building the computer outside of the case on a piece of cardboard, with the bare minimum of components. See if it works, if it does, start adding one component at a time until it doesn`t work. That`ll be the culprit.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. bakuryuuhaa

    bakuryuuhaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what do u mean? dont connect any drives and try to set it up?

    I had previously disconnected everything except the CPU, MOtherboard and the videocard and still nothing worked
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, start with just the mobo/cpu/1stick of ram/video card see if you can get it to post. Then, start adding the other components one at a time and testing.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. bakuryuuhaa

    bakuryuuhaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that, it posted just like all the other times, but still nothing showing up on the monitor
     
  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    This may seem like a silly question, but does your video card require additional power to be supplied via a special connector? And if your card is PCI have you tried a different slot?
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    What is the new power supply you tried to change to?
     
  11. bakuryuuhaa

    bakuryuuhaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a Chaintech 7100 gs im almost 100% positive it doesn't require any other power Its not PCI, and i tried a dynex, yes i know it sucks but i also tried it on another computer and it worked fine
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Probably a really stupid suggestion, but try a different monitor.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. bakuryuuhaa

    bakuryuuhaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Lol, ive tried 7 differnt monitors :(
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m afraid I`m out of ideas mate. I`ve never come across a problem like this before.

    I have to say, it looks like a faulty mobo/psu/video card, even though that doesn`t seem to fit.

    Regards Howard :(
     
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