I have just bought this new Asus board to upgrade my system. Installed my Athlon XP 2000+ CPU, 512Mb Ram ( 2x256 sticks of PC2100 DDR), and a GEforce 2 MX400/32MB AGP graphics card, - all taken from my old (working and tested)system. On installing (into a brand new case with 350w power supply) and switching on I get power light on case and the board - fans working in the case and on the CPU but no signal to the monitor at all ( which stays in standby) and just a single beep repeated every 2 or 3 seconds until I turn off the power. There is now POST or any display whatsoever.
I have tried each stick of RAM seperately, and in different slots etc. I have tried a different graphics card (Radeon 7500) and I have tried with all drives disconnected - with just graphics card and memory - each time exactly the same result.
I have checked and double checked that everything is seated correctly. It's now driving me mad .....anyone got any ideas ??
Thanks for all the advice ... Unfortunately Smiffy99 & Woodchip I can't get into the BIOS to change/check anything - there is no POST or Boot at all - just the repeated beeping !
Power seems Ok and I changed to a different video card as pdxxtqhf suggested - no difference.
I think Bodi may be right - the memory might be the problem - the 2 sticks are both PC2100 DDR but came from different sources - 1 from PC World ( I don't usually shop there but I got given a voucher !), and 1 from a computer fair. They run fine together on my old board (ECS K7S5A) .. maybe the new one is a bit more choosy ! However I did check with each stick seperately ( I thought at least one might work) ...but no joy.
I found the same problem on this board from a few months ago: click here
I contacted the writer of that message and found that he eventually solved it by putting in a 500w power supply !
Having just bought a new case with a 350w supply I don't really want to go down that route for now (whcich still might not work) ... so I've put the old board back and everythings working OK.....the Asus board is going back to the shop...
Thanks to all
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