What's the wattage of the current Power Supply? If it's not at least 400 or better, you could have just enough oomph to get the fans on and nothing else. Older powersupplies just can't handle newer hardware and the four things you mentioned (video, ram, cpu, and motherboard) are pretty powerful items all by themselves.
Disconnect the drives and make sure no networking cards, printers, etc. are hooked up yet, and see if there is enough power in the supply to run just those four items.....and make sure your motherboard doesn't have a separate video connector (on-board video) and that you don't have your monitor plugged into the wrong one, which might also be why you don't get any beeps yet, because the motherboard can't figure out which one to use so it doesn't see any error in the video (which would be three rapid beeps in a row).
One long beep normally indicates a RAM issue...but you may be have a bad slot that the ram is in, so try it in another slot instead since you tested it already in another system and it appears to be good.
Last thing I can think of is check the motherboard manual to see if it's an 'auto detect' type for the CPU settings or if you actually have to set it manually with dipswitches or jumpers.
Oh yeah.....make sure you don't have any mounts under the motherboard from a previous board that aren't lined up exactly with this 'new' board as it might be shorting out the board. If you find any, remove them completely and only use what you need for this board.
Hi All. I think I have a problem with a motherboard that I hope you can help me with. I bought the motherboard, CPU and memory as a secondhand bundle that I was assured was working. Here are the specs:
M/B - Asus A7V8X ( not MX ) FSB333MHz
Processor - Athlon XP2200+
Memory - 512MB DDR333
Graphics Card - S3 Savage Pro 32Mb PCI
I've tested the CPU, memory and graphics card independantly in another machine and they seem to be working fine. The motherboard power LED lights up and when I switch on the main power switch everything seems to kick in ( drives, CPU fan etc ) but then nothing happens! The screen remains blank ( the monitor doesn't even come out of standby mode and switch on ), but more worryingly, I don't get any BIOS beeps, just a couple of electrical clicks coming from the speaker! I've left it on for a good few minutes but still no joy. Any help greatfully appreciated!
Thanks in advance,