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No Post beep/video

By Menga99
Oct 3, 2009
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  1. I just purchased a new setup:
    * Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
    * CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9
    * Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    * ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
    * EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    * CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power

    I put everything together, hit the power button...... no beep or video. I don't have my CD drive hooked up, put only 1 stick of memory in. made sure all connectors are pushed in firmly. whats going to be my first step of diagnosis. I can hear my HD click once if that helps. All fans are running(psu/video card/hsf/case fans)
  2. Menga99

    Menga99 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Got it to post correctly with 1 beep, now the screen is garbled and pixelated. One message that I happened to catch was something about Express Gate.. Anyone have information about that? I can only see the begining splash screen that says ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, after that initial screen, you cant make out much of anything... yikes!
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Try plugging in only the essential components required for the BIOS to POST. See what happens. If it works, then start adding components one at a time to check for errors. This will help you in eliminating numerous possibilities and bringing you closer to what the issue might be.

    Also just try to clear the CMOS. Take out your mobo battery and leave it for about ten minutes and then power on again.
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