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Can someone tell me whats wrong with my machine?
Shiro Apr-08-02 10:23 PM
Alright. I finally got all the pieces to my new machine. Since I didn't know anything about assembling one, I decided to let my somewhat experienced friend do it.

Anyway, the problem is when I turn on my machine the motherboard will not post. The video card will but not the motherboard. Every part is 100% brand new and should be fully compatible with each other. I didn't use thermal gel but that shouldn't have anything to do with it right? Another thing to note is that the motherboard and processor were sold as a bundle with the processor already attached to the board. Any chance that the processor isn't seated correctly? I'm pretty new to all this so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's the specs:

300-watt power supply
Thunderbird 1.4 ghz processor
GIGABYTE GA-7DX+ motherboard
Samsung 256 mb PC2100 ddr ram
Pioneer 16x DVD
Sony 1.44 floppy drive
Maxtor 40.0 gb 7200 hard drive
Geforce 3 ti200
Soundblaster Audigy Platnum
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ heatsink+fan
Thermaltake variable speed case fan

Thank you for your time

1. RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my machine?
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-08-02 10:31 PM
In response to message 0
Follow these steps here http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/1.htm

If you need anything else or you get it going let us know.

2. RE: Can someone tell me whats wrong with my machine?
lbyard Apr-09-02 11:37 AM
In response to message 0
You had best take care of that CPU first if the Thermaltake 6 did not have phase-change heatsink material on the bottom of the heatsink (the Thermaltake 5ís do; I understand the 7ís donít). If you value your CPU you will abide by http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/cpu/socketa/heattip.html. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cpu/socka/1.html and the link in that article referring to the AMD article on subject. Check the Temps in the CMOS Setup. Once it is OK, and in addition to the article referenced by Brian, follow the applicable steps in the answer to question three at http://duxcw.com/faq/mb/mb.htm. Larry

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