I have an issue driving me mad and costing me tons of extra $$
I was going to build a second computer for some mild litecoin mining bases of some old working parts I have, I just needed a MB.
I've ordered 2 MB's and cant get either one to post Here is a list of the parts Im testing:MOTHERBOARDS
Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo
ASRock 775XFIRE-ESATA2 CPU's
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ 800 MHZ 1M
Intel CORE 2 DUO E4300
Intel Pentium D 945 Dual-Core 3.4GHz 4M 800 775 CPU RAM
DDR2 - 2G - Crucial 6400 High Density Single side chip
DDR PC3200 - 1G low density double side GRaphics
2 -HD 6950PSU
1 750watt both brand new
So I've tried every combination of the above listed pasts and can get either MB to post with any graphics card installed and neither MB will post or beep or do anything. Only used parts are the MB and was told both were in PERFECT TESTED working condition. Im obviously not using a case, Ive replaced both CMOS batteries with brand new, erased both Cmos, checked all jumpers, tried every way to configure. Testing each component separately in my working PC so I know for sure the RAM, GPU's, Power Suply's, and Monitors im using all work perfect. Im not ready to believe I just so happen to get two identical lemon Motherboards back to back. After replacing everything on MB #1 I finally gave in an ordered the seconds MB only to have the exact same issue happen...
What am I missing here?? Do I need to ground everything with it outside of the case? Im testing all parts on a cardboard box and never had issues in the past doing it this way. What else can I try? please help
im so very frustrated and keep buy more and more parts....