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    Post How to perform a P.O.S.T. bench test.

    How to perform a P.O.S.T. bench test on a motherboard.
    Instructions as follows.
    Please follow the following simple steps.
    1. Remove the motherboard from the case and any trays or chassies.
    2. Place the motherboard on top of the cardboard box (you can use the motherboard box)
    3. Remove the CPU and inspect the CPU socket and CPU pins
    4. Install a good CPU, CPU fan, good Memory, a good Power supply (plug the 1 X 20 pin or 1 X 24pin and ATX 12v 1 X 4 or 2 X 4 pin from the power supply unit) into the motherboard. Be sure to have a good working video card.
    5. Hook the monitor to the video card and be sure the monitor is switched on.
    6. Install the front panel wires as your motherboard manual suggest negative side as white wires. Turn on the system board by using the case "Power on" switch.
    7. If the system fails to POST, check the components' insertion again to ensure they are all connected properly. If still no P.O.S.T.
    Then RMA. This may save you some time and S&H charges if it is a short from the case. This is a known fix and happens at times.
    You will also want to remove the heatsink and fan and cpu clean all the old thermal paste or compound off and double-check the pins. Then carefully reinstall to be sure it is seated well. This is best if performed outside of the case also. Then remove the memory and try installing it in the white slots. Then the blue slots. see if it works in 1&2 or 3&4 Sometimes this is the issue. This procedure should be performed if no POST, suspect of short from case, or before a replacement is in order.
    Anyone with more suggestions please reply.


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    Default Re: How to perform a P.O.S.T. bench test.

    It's best to try booting with only one memory module installed, usually in slot #1.

    I've posted similar trouble shooting suggestions in this post and here.

    See if you can add tags to this thread, such as POST, bench test, trouble shooting, etc.
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    Default Re: How to perform a P.O.S.T. bench test.

    How do we convert this thread into a sticky?
    Last edited by artdrivers; 03-04-2010 at 01:04 AM.
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    Default Re: How to perform a P.O.S.T. bench test.

    For now please make it a link in your signature. We have a lot of stickies already, I need to maybe combine some or remove a few.

    Or do you think one more would be fine? I link to a few things in my signature because I don't feel they need stickied and or there was too much already.

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