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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lafn, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. lafn

    lafn Thread Starter

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    I am working on a pcchips mainboard m571 with a AMD k2-500 cpu...
    no signal is going to my monitor...
    Changed ram, checked jumpers and changed Cpu from k2-400..
    tried a couple of old harddrives...
    this Mainboard is new with built-in video...
    still no display at all....
    any answers here?

    technical questions..
    1. Does a harddrive have to be installed to boot to bios menu?
    how important are all the tower wires to front leds etc..
    I got the power led working but not sure all are wires are properly installed. the wires dont correspond with my manuel of M571 and the led in front reads "31"... but it does power up and harddrives seems to read, fans work etc..
    thanks in advance

    Billy
     
  2. ratchet

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    Is your CPU fan running? You might want to try reseating it.


    No you don't need a hard drive installed, You should see a check of the graphics card memory, (virtual?), then a ram check, then it should search for drives.
    As for the LED leads I don't think the bios cares if the signal is recieved, it just send it.

    I found this;
    http://m571.com/m571/

    Maybe you should check the manual listed for wiring and troubleshooting.

    I'll check back later.
     
  3. lafn

    lafn Thread Starter

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    fan is running, have been to that website...very helpful for placing k2-500 on this board....
    I used 168 pin ram and then tried 2/ 72 pin chips.. this MB accepts either....
    Video card is built in, so I guess its virtual memory?...
    thinking about putting my old banshee blaster in or maybe installing board in another tower...

    got no real clue at this point




    Billy




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  4. ratchet

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    If you have a video card lying around it wouldn't hurt to try it.

    I recall people having problems with the Mother Board grounding to the case. This will put a stop to everthing, might be worth checking.
    Even if the RAM modules are bad you should get some response,
    either a message or beeps, same goes for memory in video card onboard or not.

    Take a look at;

    A Typical BIOS POST Sequence
     
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