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Newly built PC, will not boot into bios, fans and lights come on, no CPU beeps

By beany108
Oct 12, 2009
  1. AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
    GIGABYTE GV-N94TOC-1GI GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    2 Stick Patriot ddr 3

    This system is put together with an older HD that is working. When I turn on the power I get light, fans but bios will not load and I get no cpu beeps. Have returned and replaced the mobo, cpu, vid card, power supply and ram. Tried different case and monitor. HD works in another pc. I am completely stumped. Thought for sure it was the mobo but just got a new one in and its still doing the same thing. Get nothing on the monitor, no signal. Have used different cables to the monitor as well. According to Gigabyte, everything is compatible. Any more ideas?

    Added- From Gigabyte support "Athlon II X2 250 is supported on this board, but if current mother board bios is F1 only that need to update bios to F3 support processor." Does this make sense to anyone?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    Just in case, did you plug in the 8 pin CPU power supply connector to the motherboard?
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I would think that means you need to update your BIOS.
     
  4. beany108

    beany108 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, the cpu power supply connector is plugged in. How do I update bios if I can't boot into bios?

    thank you
     
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    You'll need to get hold of an older processor that's supported on your mobo.
     
  6. etiemme

    etiemme TS Rookie

    im having the EXACT same problem. ive tried replacign everything and still gettign nothing. Please if you figure it out let me know.
     
  7. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    I had the exact same problem the first time I tried to turn on my Gigabyte processor, but then I used the converter that came with my video card, to turn it into a vga port, and plugged the monitor directly into my video card and everything working fine now. Hope this helps. BTW my video card is an Palit 4850 GDDR3 512mb.
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Yes what he said...
     
  9. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    I think his compatibility is fine as my mobo works fine with the Regor 245, unless mine has better compatibility?
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    It does indeed have better compatibility.
    As I mentioned, this means his board doesn't have the proper BIOS. If you don't or can't get a hold of another processor, you can just return or exchange the motherboard, the newer ones likely have the latest. No guaranties though.


    BTW, how exactly is this relevant?
     
  11. Hornbroke

    Hornbroke TS Rookie

    I had this problem for awhile or something like it but all i had to do was reset the bios.
     
     
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