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    Default Asrock Extreme 4 Dead?

    Im putting together a new pc:

    Asrock Extreme 4
    Intel 3550k
    4x4gb gskill ddr3
    Gtx670 Gigabyte
    Vertex 4 ssd
    775w thermaltake psu

    The issue is that the board does not post. In fact although I can turn it off and on and all the fans spin up, the led drdiag lights do not come on nor do I get any beeps.

    I've tried the usual including removing every component 1by1 including the video card, ram, all case related jumpers, USB and sata ports and more. Right down to just having the processor in, still no difference. Even retried without the processor and tried reseating it, still little difference. I've also triple checked I've pluged the 8 port and ata power connectors firmly.

    At this point I'm thinking I have a dud board and need to take it back. Before I do however, is there anything anyone can suggest?

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    Default Re: Asrock Extreme 4 Dead?

    You must have the 4-pin or 8-pin power cord connected to the motherboard for it to post.
    Have you connected the 8-pin EPS12V power cord to the motherboard?
    Have you tried using the 4-pin ATX_12V power cord instead of the 8-pin EPS12V power cord?
    Can you borrow a different power supply to test with?
    From your description, your psu might be the problem.

    You might have one or bent pins in the cpu socket.
    You need to inspect the socket very carefully, it can be very hard to spot bent pins.
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    Default Re: Asrock Extreme 4 Dead?

    Firstly thanks for your reply. You are spot on.

    It's the PSU that's the cause of the problems, using a known working PSU from another pc with both power connectors results in the board lightning up as one expects.

    The faulty PSU has a light on it like so Camera+ photo

    This shows the PG Signal light bring red on the Toughpower XT PSU. I've not seen this before now on a PSU so its a new one to me.

    I guess my next question is - is the PSU dead and should I return it, or is it worth checking something else (what I'm not sure)?

    Thanks again, this forum rocks.

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    Default Re: Asrock Extreme 4 Dead?

    It sounds like your ToughPower psu is defective and should be returned.
    The power supply user manual should explain what the red indicator light means.
    Sometimes a brand new power supply can be defective.

    The best approach is to fully test your system with the other psu to verify that all of your other hardware is working.
    I always build and test a new system outside of the computer case, where I place the motherboard on a cardboard box beside the computer case.
    After the operating system is installed and updated, I run several extended stress tests to ensure that everything is working.
    Let us know how everything works out and if you need any more help.

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    Last edited by profJim; 11-08-2012 at 07:45 PM. Reason: spelling
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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