Just built my system using the following motherboard:
Apparently it has on-board video so I booted it with this first... nothing. Basically half a second and it went off. I took it out and tested on my desk. Same.
I put a 9800gt in the board that I had lying around and it booted to a black screen of death and I clearly hear the hard drive spinning (no os on it though)
I've only put 2gb ram in it for now ddr3 so i'm a bit confused.
Do I have a defective board? as I saw that nvidia gfx cards should work fine for non sli.
I'm guessing it's either memory, motherboard or gfx. Any idea how I can narrow my search?
I did a bit of research before I posted and I think I made a really silly schoolboy error
"4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1800(O.C.)*/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory"
I put 2gb of 1600mhz memory in it but I assume the O.C. bits mean overclocked so I assume that only 1333,1066 and 800 work with it.
I also plugged in my dvd burner and it went all manic trying to read the disk that was left in there.
Any ideas, suggestions or conformation whether I should send the memory back if I can and pick up some 1333mhz memory.
The question has been closed for the following reason "Problem is fixed. New motherboard." by SignOff Nov 10 '10 at 14:21
Does the board make it all the way through POST? This is a big determining factor.
Can you get into BIOS?
answered Nov 01 '10 at 21:19
nope, I can't see screen. 'no signal input' I tried both onboard gfx ports and gfx card port and nothing. Btw. I read that other ppl are using 1600mhz ram so I think i've got the type all right.
answered Nov 01 '10 at 21:27
I guess I should have read the reviews on newegg, lots of black screens of death. i'm guessing the board is faulty. Can send it back to ebuyer and i guess if it works for them i'll just have to pay the shipping and test something else.
I know my 9500gt works, not got a spare ddr3 machine to test the board. But 'haywire' dvd drive does suggest board screwed, plus no video from onboard gfx.
I'll leave this open overnight incase anyone wants to convice me that it's the ram :)
answered Nov 01 '10 at 21:55
what PSU do you have?
have you conencted all the power cables? the 24pin motherboard cable and the 4 pin motherboard power cable? and is it the correct one, not the PCI-E cable.
when this type of shut down happens, it means you have connected something wrong, or one of your components are not working right, and the bios tests the hardware before booting and then will shut off if there is a serious problem.
take off all the drive (dvd/hdd) and boot with minimum things, RAM and onboard graphics. boot and see what happens. if it doesnt start, then your problem lies in either the PSU, motherboard or memory. in this case you should log into your (this is if you bought from Ebuyer) ebuyer account, go to returns and find the invoice of your items, and start a return, they should then after a day or 2 give you a RMA number, which you should stick on the return and your address on the back. they will usually come to collect it.
you could also ask for support by starting an Enote.
Return the RAM, Motherboard, PSU and graphics card, state your issue, and make sure to include a list or description of the problem.
Just to clear this up encase anyone comes across it in the future.
Motherboard was broken, tested by e-buyer and got sent a repacement, had to go with a slightly different model but all good.
answered Nov 10 '10 at 14:20