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Can't get my Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-9 to POST

by JeTHC9 / June 18, 2005 1:14 PM PDT

I have an Athlon 64 3200+, 2x512 viking PC3200,and my old Radeon 9200 PCI, with a 350w PSU. I've tried everything I can think of. Minimizing the devices connected to only the CPU one stick of Ram and the keyboard. Still nothing. Can anyone tell me if there are any known compatibility issues with the nforce4 ultra chipset and my video card? Its the only thing I can think of. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Oh by the way, I am NOT getting any Beep codes.

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by damasta55r / June 18, 2005 1:57 PM PDT

Check every connection.

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I have tried every connection...
by JeTHC9 / June 18, 2005 3:04 PM PDT
In reply to: RE:

I have assembled and disassembled the entire system 6-7 times, and there is no change. I am positive that all connections are correct.

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Please describe all indications
by Ray Harinec / June 18, 2005 11:19 PM PDT

as to power supply et al turning on. Can't POST is not really a complete description, nor is "nothing". Fans turning, LEDs lighted, whatever???

Are you sure that the mobo is mounted properly and there is not a hex standoff where one doesn't belong, thus shorting the mobo circuitry???

Try laying the mobo on a large piece of cardboard to be sure that it is not shorting to anything.

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by JeTHC9 / June 19, 2005 1:31 AM PDT

Yes, all fans are turning, all LEDs are lit properly. The motherboard is mounted properly. I did try it on the cardboard box it came in. I'm positive that there is no short. The only thing that seems to be wrong is that there is no video. I really think it could be an issue with my video card (Ati Radeon 9200 PCI). But I do know that the video card works fine because I am using it right now, in a different system as I type this message. If anyone has heard of a similar problem, please let me know.

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What about cardboard?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2005 1:35 AM PDT
In reply to: ok..

Did it work or not.

Also, that 350Watt supply. Pretty slim. Maybe too slim.


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The cardboard didn't work
by JeTHC9 / June 19, 2005 6:56 AM PDT
In reply to: What about cardboard?

Also I'll think about the PSU as well. Although I think it's getting enough power.

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Then go for BEEPS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2005 8:07 AM PDT

I remove the RAM, the video, the IDE cables and head straight for beeps. If I don't get beeps from CPU, Motherboard, PSU and a speaker, then I look for dead parts or horrible misconfigured items.

Hint: Some boards come shipped with the CMOS reset jumper in the reset position. Another boatload of boards had incorrect documentation about a reset pins. The documentation said it was a HDD LED connection but the motherboard marking was "RESET". Guess which was right?


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Your BIOS has a setting
by Ray Harinec / June 19, 2005 3:32 AM PDT
In reply to: ok..

to select look for a PCI VGA card or a PCI Express video first. The default is PCI Express. HOWEVER this should only tell the system where to look first, it should NOT rule out looking for a PCI is none is found in the PCI X16.

Possibly try one of the other PCI slots, possible IRQ conflict. Pure WAG.

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I have thought of the BIOS setting..
by JeTHC9 / June 19, 2005 7:00 AM PDT

Being set to display the PCI-E x16 first, but like you said it should display the PCI if that is the only card there. I have also tried all 3 PCI slots. I'm guess I'm going to think about getting a PCI-Express card sooner than later. I'm really hoping that is the problem.

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