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Serial_Killer
12-26-03, 08:23 PM
I bought an l7vmm2 rev 1.1 motherboard (by ecs) for my athlon 1900xp+.

I've hooked everything up but for some reason, I can't get a visual :(

I've tried running the monitor through both my graphics card (geforce4 mx440se) and the onboard video (which I tried after taking the graphics card out)

What should I do???

Smokey
12-27-03, 05:16 AM
Try the ECS section of the forums at AMDMB (http://www.amdforums.com/)

Serial_Killer
12-27-03, 05:19 AM
thanks smokey

ALobpreis
12-27-03, 12:43 PM
Tell us exactly what steps you made.
Did the motherboard worked at any time?
Having only motherboard, PC Speaker, and CPU, does it beep constantly?
Having also the RAM, does it turn on? (onboard video enabled) Or does it beep? (onboard video disabled)

marqmajere
12-27-03, 01:20 PM
If all else fails, try wiggling the connector a bit. I know my monitor hates geforce Ti's. Takes a bit of fidgiting to get it to work with them.

Serial_Killer
12-28-03, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by ALobpreis
Tell us exactly what steps you made.
Did the motherboard worked at any time?
Having only motherboard, PC Speaker, and CPU, does it beep constantly?
Having also the RAM, does it turn on? (onboard video enabled) Or does it beep? (onboard video disabled)

Did the motherboard worked at any time?
no, the motherboard has not worked at any time

Having only motherboard, PC Speaker, and CPU, does it beep constantly?
No. Everything turns on, fans start up and nothing else happens

Having also the RAM, does it turn on? (onboard video enabled) Or does it beep? (onboard video disabled)
nope

No beep means no post and I have no idea how to fix this...

Serial_Killer
12-28-03, 10:20 PM
this is the mobo:
http://www.ecs.com.tw/products/pd_spec.asp?product_id=321

pretty small, eh? micro atx

Rytr
12-29-03, 01:38 AM
The ECS forum over at amdmb.com is probably the best bet.

However, you might try the following if you have not already:

Clear CMOS...
Reboot using only one stick of ram (make sure it is fully seated in the dimm slot) with cpu, hdd, and video card properly connected and/or fully seated.
The hdd should power up and you should get the beep recognising the video card. If everything powers up (fans, hdd, etc.) but no beep the first suspect is the ram...the second is the board. If the hdd does not power up try a different psu as you may not have enough power.

Serial_Killer
12-29-03, 03:12 AM
I would have thought 400 watts would have been sufficient

Rytr
12-29-03, 10:36 AM
Should be but it's just something to check.

If you have never gotten a response out of the mobo and you know the ram and graphic card are good, you might consider just rma'ing the mobo and try another one.

Serial_Killer
12-30-03, 10:40 PM
It is okay everyone, I've found the problem...



I pulled up the fan to check the status of my cpu.

Status of cpu = french fried

nice and crispy, the way I like it:D

Luckily I have a 6 month warranty and have found that the guy that sold me the case under the impression that it was made for athlon had actually sold me a case with a p4 atx 400w supply...

Everything is sorted now, thank you for your help

CaptNKILL
12-30-03, 11:03 PM
P4 ATX supplies are Athlon compatible...... pretty much anything is athlon compatible, but you need a P4 connector on the supply to be P4 compatable, so they label ALL P4 compatable ATX supplies as "P4 ATX". Funny thing is, most newer Athlon boards use the P4 connector too :p

Serial_Killer
12-30-03, 11:14 PM
So do you have any idea why the processor grilled itself?

Rob_0126
01-02-04, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by Serial_Killer
So do you have any idea why the processor grilled itself?

-Jumpers set too high?
-No heatsink on it, while their was power to it?

Robert

Serial_Killer
01-03-04, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Rob_0126
-Jumpers set too high?
-No heatsink on it, while their was power to it?

Robert
can't be... jumpers were fine and the heatsink was always on correctly


When I got the processor, one of the pins were bent...

could you make anything of that?

Rob_0126
01-03-04, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by Serial_Killer
can't be... jumpers were fine and the heatsink was always on correctly


When I got the processor, one of the pins were bent...

could you make anything of that?

Bent huh. I would have took it back right then. :)

That was probably part of the cause.

Robert

Serial_Killer
01-13-04, 07:42 AM
well, I took the processor back...
I got a refund :D and bought a 2400xp+ :angel:

Rob_0126
01-13-04, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Serial_Killer
well, I took the processor back...
I got a refund :D and bought a 2400xp+ :angel:

:thumbsup:

Robert