I'm in the process of trying to figure out why my new hardware setup wont work.
Power supply tested fine, it managed to spin up the hard drive, but when I connect the main plug to the mobo, no power up. Green power light on mobo lights up, but no cpu fan action, etc.
However since I did not yet get new ram for the new mobo (dimm2, all i have is dimm1), do I need to find a stick of RAM, plug it in, and then know for sure if its a DOA mobo?
I've seen motherboards not even power up with no ram, or bad ram installed. Best at the very least to rule it out.
any suggestions as to what to try next?
p4 connector is in.
I'm not entirely sure im shorting the on jumper? the power button from the case goes to the COM1 port, so I assumedI should be crossing the 2 connectors where the 2 wires from the power button would go in.
I crossed the power jumpers, and now the cpu/psu fans both spin up for about 2 seconds, and then quit.
progress, but still no boot, no beeps, just a quick spin up and nothing.
Make sure the CPU fan is plugged into the CPU fan header on the motherboard, and not the case fan header. This can also cause your problem.
So can a short, so if all else fails, pull the motherboard tray (or motherboard itself) and run it inside outside the case (inside the box the mobo came in works well, just take the PSU out of the case and set it beside the box) with your memory and nothing else hooked up, and see what you get.
Also, you're not keeping the power jumpers shorted, right? I'm sure you're not but I mention it just in case (as realistically it's not like it's obvious to everyone that it's an intermittent switch, most jumpers headers aren't intermittent.)
With the motherboard out of the case on a piece of cardboard, psu/cpu/video card fans spin up fine.
Now I just need to get to post.
I know this will sound insulting, but I don't mean it to be if you already know this, but...
You did use risers (or standoffs) between the mobo and the case, right? I have seen some systems come from hardware shops that had the motherboards screwed directly into the case without risers. Some would work and most would fry in a week or two if they managed to get it boot.
I have decided this process would be easier if ASUS actually admitted they even made this board, their website frequently doesnt even list it as a model they make. (p5q-vm)