System does not POST

By bailey009
Dec 28, 2007
  1. hello i just built my first computer and it powers on but the bios wont boot the monitor LED stays orange and nothing seams to work. specs listed below.

    AMD athlon 64 dual core 4200+ socket 939
    MSI twin turbo 8600 256mb gddr3 PCIx
    Foxconn Winfast micro atx mobo 6150BK8MC-KRSH
    Roswell PSU 500W
    2x 1gb Ram
    Acer 20in monitor al2016w
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Did you use motherboard standoffs or perhaps the case comes with built-in standoffs? Graphics card firmly seated in the slot? All power connectors tight? Did you plug in the 2x2 12V power connector on the motherboard? BTW, do you mean Rosewill power supply, not Roswell (as in area 51)?
  3. bailey009

    bailey009 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah everything is in
  4. Psychodan

    Psychodan TS Rookie

    You may want to try to boot the computer with the motherboard out of the case. I have also found that if the reset switch on the case is stuck or shorted out this will cause the motherboard not to boot, try disconnecting the reset switch from the motherboard. It seems there are more and more cases of motherboard not booting after the initial build, some require the bios to be reset and I have seen a few that require the battery to be removed and left out for hours before they will boot. I have built a couple machines lately that I had to remove all the cards, cpu and ram from the motherboard then do a bios reset then re-install everything to get them to work. Hope one of the above help.
  5. bailey009

    bailey009 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ill try that also could it be the way i set up my memory? like in the dimm slot 1 and 2
  6. bailey009

    bailey009 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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  7. bailey009

    bailey009 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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