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    Question 870 Extreme3 Does (Almost) Nothing

    Hi All,

    I've built a few computers over the years but never had any major problems so this is likely a basic question.

    I installed the board and hooked everything up, turned on the power. My two case fans, CPU fan and video card fan all started started spinning. The front power light on the case lit up. But nothing appeared on the monitor.

    I reseated the video card and memory. I cleared the CMOS. I tried putting the video card in the secondary PCIE slot. Still nothing.

    I get no beeps and the LED (Dr. Debug) does not light up at all. I would have thought that if the CPU wasn't install correctly or there was a problem with the memory, this Dr. Debug would show something.

    Is this a bad board?

    Is there something else I can try?

    Thanks for any and all help!

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    Default Re: 870 Extreme3 Does (Almost) Nothing

    Had the exact same problem and spent hours trying to figure it out. Not sure if you missed it too but you need to plug in the 8 and 24 power cables into the mobo. There is a little red sticker over the 8 that made me overlook it.

    Hope this helps, good luck!!

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    Default Re: 870 Extreme3 Does (Almost) Nothing

    From the "870 Extreme3" manual:

    ATX Power Connector:
    Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector, it still can work if you adopt a traditinal 20-pin ATX power supply. To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.

    ATX 12V Power Connector:
    Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still work if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX power supply. To use the 4-pin power supply , please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 5.

    So this shouldn't be the reason for this problems.
    Do you have the possibility to test a different RAM and Graphics Card?
    Last edited by eddi; 11-02-2010 at 10:41 PM.

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    Default Re: 870 Extreme3 Does (Almost) Nothing

    Yes, I'm an idiot.

    So much frustration caused by such a silly thing. . .

    It was the 12 volt power that (in my case) uses a 2x2 connector.

    Thanks nivek725!

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    Default Re: 870 Extreme3 Does (Almost) Nothing

    excuse me if I disturb for a not similar issue.
    Can even my issue be related to connectors?
    "870 Extreme 3" or similar and random freeze issue
    Thanks

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    Default Re: 870 Extreme3 Does (Almost) Nothing

    You are the BOMB! I did the EXACT same thing. Thanks for saving me! I thought I was going to have to RMA my motherboard.

    Thanks again.

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