Have you checked your processor?

Question

I am building my own computer from scratch. I have an ASUS A7V600 motherboard and purchased an ATI 9600SE graphics card. At first I got severak beeps but no video on the initial POST. I reseated the card and this time it makes no beeps at all. I have installed an 512 DDR

memory card from the approved list from ASUS. I tried another graphics card from Chaintech

but the same results. I know I need my keyboard, why do I not get any power to it?

Answer

This question was answered on June 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To whom it may concern:

If you are still not getting any image on your screen, or any beeps from your case speaker I fear you might have a processor problem I helped someone with the same problem, no image, they changed the video card and still no image or beeps, the problem was the processor

It is either a heating problem or the processor might be bad Make sure you have atleast one fan in the front of your case blowing air to the back and atleast one fan in the back blowing the hot air out This will keep air circulation throughout your case cooling the case down considerably If you can put 2 in the front and 2 in the back.

If your case fans are fine, second thing to do is make sure you do not have your computer next to something hot, such as your monitor, or next to a heater

If your case is not near any source of heat, next and last thing to check would be your CPU fan and heatsink First make sure your fan is working and is blowing towards the heatsink If that is fine make sure your heatsink is tightly secure, if it is tightly secure remove the heatsink and check if there is a substance between the heatsink and CPU if there is not, that is the problem why your computer is restarting The CPU is overheating If there is no substance you can buy something called silicone which is a white substance, and in my opinion is not that great An alternative is something called Artic Silver, you can buy this at many online retailers including www.newegg.com and/or www.coolerguys.com When you do get the substance in put a think layer on the CPU core, once you have done that tighly secure your heatsink/fan back on to the CPU And the CPU should/will not overheat any more.

If none of this works I would suggest trying out another processor if you have one handy the problem must lie in your processor since you are not getting a image and there are no beeps.

Regards,

Dimitrios Theodorou

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Posted by Dimitrios of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 15, 2004