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Possible mother board and/or proccesor problem.....
MakonX Jul-02-01 05:56 AM
I have a MSI K7T Turbo mother board with the KT133A chipset. I turn on the pc and it doesnt post and I dont get a video signal but, my hard drives and video card a getting power. My video card has a on board fan(so I know it is getting power). I switched mother boards, they were exactly the same except the new one had an on board RAID contorller. I got it to post and give me a video signal once but, as soon as it tried to check the IDE controllers it crashed with random width and length white & black bars on the screen(on the new mother board). I reset it and it just came on with the video card bios and just stayed there. I have had some experince with pc buliding and repair but, I have no clue what is wrong with it. I hope somebody can help me.

1. RE: Possible mother board and/or proccesor problem.....
lbyard Jul-02-01 06:00 AM
In response to message 0
Try some of the steps in the third answer at http://duxcw.com/faq/mb/mb.htm. Larry

2. RE: Possible mother board and/or proccesor problem.....
MakonX Jul-02-01 06:22 AM
In response to message 1
I tried all of the ones that had to do with my problem and it still does the same thing. I have these four lights on my mother board that tell you what steps it is going through during boot-up. Normal they would run through a sequence but, now they just stay at the default(meaing the board has power) I would take that as a motherboard problem but this is a brand new board. Once again I have no clue.

3. RE: Possible mother board and/or proccesor problem.....
lbyard Jul-03-01 02:07 PM
In response to message 2
If you have taken the motherboard down to the minimal bootable configuration (?), then the problem is probably memory, display adapter, power supply, motherboard, or CPU in that order. Part substitution is about the only practical way to determine which one it is. Also, see http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/cpu/socketa/heattip.html. Larry

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