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Mobo issue?

By skarmory2002
Feb 19, 2009
  1. Hi Guys and Gals!

    So let me lay everything out on the line here for you all. I have a computer that does not post. It worked one morning before I went to work, and when I came home, the system was frozen and I could not get it to work, so I restarted it and thus we are at this issue.

    I have tried everything I can think of for this problem and nothing is working. I have been doing everything I can, over a total of 6 months (you may be able to see why I'm rather frustrated now).

    I have bench tested this board, cpu and ram. Fail
    I have removed ram and tested board an cpu. Fail
    Replaced Ram. Fail.
    Sent in processor for RMA. Received back, no issues from AMD. Fail.
    Sent in motherboard to ASUS, received a replacement. Fail.
    Replaced PSU, Fail
    Works with an AMD x2 5000+BE

    The CPU is an AMD Athlon x4 Phenom 9850+ BE.
    The Ram is a 4GB Kit of G.Skill Pi Series.

    Supposedly, all parts I have are good and working, but do not work together.
    I am at the point that I will never buy an ASUS board again, but do however want to get this working. It is not a CPU problem as that was tested at AMD. It is not a board issue, as that was replaced. It is not a RAM issue as that was replaced. It is not a PSU issue as that was replaced. The only thing that points a finger is that it works with a 5000+. I have upgraded BIOS to version 1502, but I cannot get it to work with the 9850+

    Is there anybody out there that can help me fix this problem before I decide to start from scratch???
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

    please read my NO POST guide in the guides forum. Also ASUS boards are VERY ram particular and only support specific brands/ types. RTFM.
  3. skarmory2002

    skarmory2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    So after going through every no post guide I could find, I decided to RMA the board.
    I got a new board from ASUS, plunked the CPU in and guess what, still no post.

    I tried to RMA it again, but I could not get them to talk to me.

    So I decided to send my CPU in for testing. I got my CPU back. No issues.

    Kinda upset right now as my computer isnt working, and nobody is willing to help me fix it.

    I decided to buy a new motherboard. I got an MSI board and guess what, it works.

    This is the last time I buy ASUS. Just so everyone has an update on this post. It is good and fixed :)
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