quick help on new build

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  1. 777

    777 New Member

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    I put together an abit n18 sli with a pentium 4 and an ati pciexpress video card.

    I boot it and I get no video at all. the mb gives a post error of 7F which means 'general fucking error'. So i press F1 and it seems to boot.
    Is this most likely the video card? Can I rule out cpu, ram, psu?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Speaking of cpu, ram, psu, etc., it will probably help if you mention all the connected components. And by that I mean everything attached to your motherboard.

    But what does come to mind is an odd thing that happened on my Abit AB9 Pro mobo. I couldn't get my Plextor 716A burner to work on it. I wound up having to a different Jmicron driver to get it to work.
     
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    Take everything out, put it in one at a time until you get the error.
    Rinse and repeat.
     
  4. 777

    777 New Member

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    well that's the thing. I only have:

    cpu and fan
    system fan
    sata drive
    video card...

    UPDATE: I went out and bought another video card and still nothing...
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This explains everything.

    You forgot to plug the power supply into the motherboard! :uh:








    :mamoru:

    I'm just kidding with you. When I said to mention everything you have plugged into the mobo,
    I also meant the psu. Not only that, it would be helpful to know which pieces parts you used.
    You said p4, but not which p4, for instance.

    Just a guess, but does that video card require a seperate power connector?

    What about the mobo, does it require the seperate 4-pin connector?
     
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    777 New Member

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    I have to plug it in too!! screw that i'm going back to sleep.

    p4 3.2 ghz prescott.
    450 w psu
    abit NI8 SLI motherboard
    Kingston ram 2 1 gb dimm (only one is installed in dimm1 for now)
    seagate hdd (unplugged for troubleshooting)
    dvd (unpluggged)
    ati radeon x1600 video card (pciexpress).

    the motherboard has 3 power connectors which are all connected:
    1. 24 pin connector - manual said to just plug in the 20 and leave the 4 pin out.
    2. 4 pin cpu power connector
    3. molex power connector for the pci

    with either video card, I did notice it gives one long beep followed by two short ones which I read is an indication of a video problem.

    I also took out all the ram just to see if it would do something different and it did, long beeps so the ram isn't it.

    I'm about to rip my motherboard out and put it under my tire :mad:
     
  7. mobbarley

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    check your mobo but on mine you dont need the molex to the motherboard unless you are using SLI
     

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