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Major problem with Asus A7V266-E KT266A

By Kocee ยท 6 replies
Nov 2, 2007
  1. Hi guys im new to this forum,

    i have a major problem.
    After inserting 512mb DDR RAM into the DIMM sockets .My PC starts but i dont dont hear any bleeps, the fan is working it regocnises the mouse, keyboard becuase it lights up but the monitor screen just turns black, if i remove the monitor cable it says no signal on the monitor. But as soon as i insert the monitor cable the monitor just switches off. If im right when i start up the machine i should get a single bleep sound but i dont. i have removed the DDR ram and inserted another one, i have also purchased a monitor cable to try with a new monitor cable. But still no luck. Also tryed removing the graphics card and re-inserting and also tryed removing the graphics card and starting the machine, when i do this the machiene should bleep several times to say there is no grpahics card present but it doesnt.

    Here are my Pc specs.

    AMD Athlon XP (Palomino, Socket A) 1900+

    1.6GHz Athlon XP 1900+ with 256Kb of on-die Level 2 cache, 512MB of PC2100 DDR memory, made up of two 256MB modules + 512MB DDR Components center DDR RAM VIA KT266A motherboard chipset(A7V266-E), 100Gb Maxtor, 250GB Maxtor hardrive.

    Graphics card: Sappire ATI Radeon 1800XT 256MB with DVI and TV-out

    Asus A7V266-E KT266A
    Socket A(462) A7V266-E
    BIOS: Award Medallion 6.0
    CPU : Duron - Athlon - AthlonXP- AthlonMP
    Chipset : VIA KT266A / VT 8233
    FSB: 200/266Mhz
    AGP: AGP 4X Pro
    Memory : Three 184-pin DIMM / 3GB max

    Any ideas what could be wrong??

    thank you in advance.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    what happens if you put the original RAM back?
  3. Kocee

    Kocee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive tried that, ive also tryed puting the original RAM in different slots. Still dont get anything come up on the screen. But the machine starts up with the fans, signal lights on the keyboard and stuff is on. But heard that when you start the machine up you should hear a single beep noise but i dont hear that just the click of the hardrive.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you tried powering on the system without any memory modules installed ? You've only said that you've tried that with the VGA card. Try it with the memory & you should get a series of beeps to warn you that there's no memory installed.

    If you still don't get any beeps, try doing a ClearCMOS on the motherboard to reset the settings.
  6. Kocee

    Kocee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yep i have tried that and i get constant bleeps, does that mean the motherboard is fine, and i may need to raplace the RAM or Graphics card?

    and how do i do a CMOS reset?>

    Thanks guys for the replys.
  7. Kocee

    Kocee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok iv given up trying with this motherboard, iv just just built myself a new barebone computer.

    I think i fried the motherboard on the other pc.

    Thanks for your help guys. Most appreciated.

    Have a nice week!

    Have a nice week all!
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