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By jaza
Jul 6, 2005
  1. motherboard Asrock K7S41GX/ARIANET MIDI CASE

    recently got this asrock k7S41GX ( socket A )and an arianet midi tower but after assembling all the hardware and cables I only get is a sparkle on the fan/heatsink when I turn it on can someone help me. And will also a Radion 7000 graphic card work with this motherboard
     
  2. larrybody

    larrybody TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Fsb

    On that particular motherboard you first must set the Front Side Bus jumpers to match that of the processor you are using. If not it won't boot.
     
  3. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Also check to make sure the bios jumpers are set correctly. Im not sure on Asrock, but i know some older Pc Chips and maybe even ECS mobos you have to set the bios jumper correctly. They do that so there is no drain on the battery, at least thats what they say. I believe that Pc Chips owns ECS and Asrock, so thats why i am pointing this out. I could be in error though about who owns who but i am fairly sure. Either way it pays to check the bios jumper setup! Or even re-set the bios.
     
  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    If all the above fails then remove all ram but one stick, take all add on pci cards out, any usb you can live without, anything else that doesnt have to be on the machine to boot, even unhook the floppy, then see if it will boot.
    Take ram and use a pencil eraser to clean ram where it connects to the mobo and clean vid card same way if you have one ( could be built in vid). Make sure all connections are properly connected. Also clean all dust bunnies out of the pc.
    If no luck then totally disconnect the hard drive and re-connect the floppy and try using a win98 boot disk to boot to dos. Doesnt matter what os you want to install, you can use a win98 boot disk to boot to dos.
    Check all pins, like monitor, ps2 mouse & keyboard, etc and make sure no pins are bent. Unhook main power from power supply to mobo and re-attach.

    You could also have a bad front power\on switch. To get around that unhook
    it from the mobo and use a plain flat screwdriver to touch the pins instead of the wires from the switch. If the pc boots then its the power\on switch that is bad. They are very very cheap switches and i have seen that happen!
    If no luck then it might be time to take the mobo out of the case and try and boot that way.
     
  5. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    I believe it will but you didnt say if the radeon vid card is pci or agp. If agp go to Asrock and see the agp specs for your mobo and go to ATI website and get the specs on the vid card you have. Usually they will work but i stand to be corrected, i am not a wizard on vid cards.
     
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