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BronzeGod
11-13-08, 02:32 PM
Long story short, my mATX Asus P5B-VM died yesterday due to a PSU failure and I went to go purchase a new mobo and PSU. Bought the EVGA 750i FTW. Setup everything as usual on the box to make sure the components are functional. Switch it on and viola! No video signal of POST beep. Lights are on, fans are spinning, but no POST. I'm like WTF. Start going through the troubleshooting routine. Switching RAM, that wasn't the issue, switched video cards, nope, reset the CMOS, nein, Reseated the BIOS chip, nada. No POST cycle of the LED screen either, just "FF"

Scratch my head, box it up and exchanged the board. So now with the new board. Did the same dance as the first, ran into the same wall again, so this time I swapped CPUs. I have a Q6600, so I swapped in my old E6400. Still, the same no POST but the board is powered.

2 DOA boards in a row. What are the chances of that? Jakup, where you at? I watched your troubleshooting video so I covered all of the bases in troubleshooting this particular board.(lee)

BronzeGod
11-13-08, 04:36 PM
Returned and refunded. Such a shame. Very nice looking board as well.

Xion X2
11-13-08, 04:52 PM
1 functional N-force board in a row. What are the chances of that?

Fixed.

BronzeGod
11-13-08, 05:31 PM
Fixed.

LOL! Are Nforce boards really THAT bad?

Bman212121
11-13-08, 06:58 PM
Did you try to test will all known good components? If you can you need to make sure that the ram, video card, psu, and cpu all work in another pc first. Also, did the new PSU you bought have a 24pin connector and a 4-pin? For testing something like that you need to start with the barebones. Just stick a cpu into the board with an HSF and connect the PSU only. Then try to power it up. It should change the LED display and give you beep codes. If that works then move onto the next part one at a time. It's possible that one of your fans is also screwed up and is causing a short.

Xion X2
11-13-08, 07:07 PM
LOL! Are Nforce boards really THAT bad?

Tell him what he's wonnnn, Bob..

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2556/barkerwv0.png (http://imageshack.us)

BronzeGod
11-13-08, 07:40 PM
Did you try to test will all known good components? If you can you need to make sure that the ram, video card, psu, and cpu all work in another pc first. Also, did the new PSU you bought have a 24pin connector and a 4-pin? For testing something like that you need to start with the barebones. Just stick a cpu into the board with an HSF and connect the PSU only. Then try to power it up. It should change the LED display and give you beep codes. If that works then move onto the next part one at a time. It's possible that one of your fans is also screwed up and is causing a short.

Tried the whole dance. The PSU died in my old system and it probably took some thing with it. Probably my Quad core and the RAM. But then again, the new mobo didn't even beep when there was no ram in the slots. Just "FF" on the onboard code screen.

Xion X2
11-13-08, 07:46 PM
Tried the whole dance. The PSU died in my old system and it probably took some thing with it. Probably my Quad core and the RAM. But then again, the new mobo didn't even beep when there was no ram in the slots. Just "FF" on the onboard code screen.

A slew of "FF" errors on 7-series...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ff+750i&aq=f&oq=

BronzeGod
11-13-08, 07:55 PM
A slew of "FF" errors on 7-series...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ff+750i&aq=f&oq=

Good lord. WTF:headexplode: Seems to be mainly EVGA and XFX boards that are the leaders in headaches.