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    Default GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    Ive just bought a new htpc kit. I cant seem to get it working
    Problem is, i dont get any picture at all. The Phase LED are all red.
    I tried changing PSU and shifting the RAM around and shorting the battery.
    Nothing helped.

    Anyone got any idea what the problem can be?
    Help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    Are you SURE that PSU is strong enough for your GFX card + the rest of your system? Just wondering as it looks to be a bit small for a quad system w/ 4GB of ram

    Have you tried with only one stick of ram in slot one? You do have the ATX 4 or 8 pin 12 Line connected and the 24pin cable correct, sorry gotta ask?

    Have you tried clearing the CMOS, if so or not please try it again now using the method I outline here in post #2 >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Have you tried the board out of the case and OFF the motherboard tray with only the minimal connected? That would be CPU/Heatsink, one stick of ram in slot one, and your GFX Card, NOTHING else. This will rule out shorts and other faulty hardware.

    Have you or can you test your GFX card and ram in another setup?

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    Default Re: GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    You do have the ATX 4 or 8 pin 12 Line connected and the 24pin cable correct, sorry gotta ask?
    No problem you asked. Because thats the problem right there. I forgot the ATX 4 pin. Thank you for your help. I was so frustrated yesterday. :p

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    Default Re: GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    Glad I remembered to ask you!!!

    So you all up and running now? If so, great to hear! Post back if you have anymore questions or issues and we will try to help

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    Default Re: GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    Im writing from my new comp right now. So yes, everything is up and running. Havent installed all drivers yet though.

    Again, thanks for the help. :)

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    Hello. I have just got this motherboard too. I can't get it to boot :(. I have it out of the case now and with just 1 Oz 2gb ddr2 stick, the CPU Core 2, SATA hard drive and a 400w psu (also tried the 350w from the htpc elonox case) all I see is the 4 RAM phase lights lit up the psu fan running and the CPU fan running, although the CPU fan looks slow to me.

    The monitor is connected via dvi for now but I can't see anything on the screen. I tried the 2nd ram stick I bought instead and even an older celeron 775 CPU I had in the board but I get the same result.

    Any ideas anyone? I'm a bit stuck as I've never had any problems building a new pc before.

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    Default Re: GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    A good suggestion, but I'm 99% sure that that PSU is more than enough.

    This PC was originally a Packard Bell with a Quad core and 4GB of 6-6-6-18 DDR-800. The included PSU was a FSP 250W unit. I would say it was near(ish) to its limit but safe, so 450W will be 100% fine. The 9400 I believe is integrated graphics. If not, most Nvidia cards below the 9600's don't need an aditional power source (PCIe connector) and run just off the 75W slot power.

    I'm glad to see you have solved your problem. I hope you enjoy yor new HTPC. Hopefully I can afford to build mine soon enough.

    @Mobilecables: If the trouble shooting steps inn this thread don't work you may want to try assembling the PC again but this time out of the case. Set up the mobo on the cardboard box and anti static bag it came in, use a single RAM module, and the integrated GPU. Also take out the CPU and check for bent pins. If any are slightly bent, use a hair drier to heat the socket and a tooth pick to gently un bend the pin(s).

    Assembling the board outside the case eliminates any shorts. Re-assembling the components onto the board will discount user error when fitting them (happens to us all, me included). Have both PSU's to hand to re test with, both should provide more than enough power. Depending on the ratings on the side, the 350W may be better or the 400W may be. I've seen some 400W supplies have lower availible power on the 12V rail than a quality 350W before.
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    Thanks for the reply. I took the board out of the case yesterday but still the same response. No output on the monitor but the phase ram LEDs are on and the psu plus CPU fans are running ok.

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    Default Re: GA-E7AUM-DS2H Wont boot.

    Did you also re'seat the CPU? It may be that if using a bolt thru HSF, the bracket is shorting something out. To stop this, insert a piece of paper with holes for the screws over the back of the socket and then apply the back plate.

    Getting hold of another PSU to testwould be the next step after doing a complete re-check of how everything is assembld including removing and re-connecting everything (including PSU leads).

    You don't have to go to the trouble of removing the PSU from the case initially, just remove all the connectors, get the test PSU close, then connect everything up.

    Fingers crossed.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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