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osu32

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Last weekend I fried my 1.4 T-bird. My heat sink sucked and within 5 seconds of booting up, the chip was dead. I ordered a new axp1800+ Saturday night and received it last night. I put it in last night, and when I tried booting up, the computer acted just like it did after frying my last chip: I get a "no signal" screen on my monitor and there is no post; the hard drive sounds like it starts working...but stops shortly thereafter, along with the hd led; the cd-rom light comes on and turns off; the floppy led won't turn off; it basically just sits there. I tried booting off a floppy without luck. Just as ineffective was clearing the cmos. I am out of ideas except for the one thing I don't want to think about............(cowering with eyes covered in fear) did I bake my mobo along with the processor???
I would appreciate any input. Also, I checked my new processor and no, I didn't fry this one. Thanks in advance! cheers!:beer:
 

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try flipping the floppy cable. it is most probably in wrong with the floppy light. (just the part that plugs into the floppy drive). make sure the video card is seated correctly this can cause the problem you mention. I would also reseat the ram and first try to post with just ram, vid card, keyboard, mouse, monitor plugged in.
 
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flipped floppy cable: floppy light won't turn on at all
video card seated fine: removed and re-seated to be sure
disassembled entire system: took everything apart, did a good-luck dance around the pieces, put them back together being extra-sure everything was correct.........same problem
boot without proc: no change in performance

I appreciate all the ideas, but having tried them all, I'm just that much more frustrated now. I would rma the board, but I lost the receipt :mad: ! If my hypothesis is correct, the board is toast. If this is the case, tomorrow is pay-day, which makes it "buy-a-new-motherboard-day". I've always had good luck with MSI boards so I think I'm going to go with the kt7 Turbo2. If you have any other input, again, I would really appreciate it since I have a reputation for being a moron!

Cheers:beer:
 

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Did you try to post with minimal installed. vid card, ram, monitor, keyboard, mouse? What kind of thermal compound are you using and heatsink? This can only be a couple of things if it still happens on minimal instalation.. The vid card, Ram, Chip, or Motherboard. It is best to narow it down before you start buying new components.
 
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I would consider that it were a problem with say... my video card, but I can't even get a POST beep. I will go ahead and try this when I get home from work this evening though.
 
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Since replacing the processor, I've ditched the Golden Orb that got me into this problem and now I'm using the factory hs/fan. Before I put it on, I cleaned off the factory thermal "paste" and replaced it with a nice coat of Arctic Silver 3.
 

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Try clearing the cmos. Sometimes the system will just be in sleep mode for a while. Also try moving the slot the ram is in. I know it sounds weird but from first hand experience I can tell you sometimes these things work.
 
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I've already tried clearing the cmos. I even left the battery out overnight just to be sure (and yes, I unplugged the mobo first). I tried your ram idea, but no luck there either. I tested my proc and video card on a known working board, and they worked without so much as a hiccup. I think this is all leading to the one conclusion that I fear the most............
 
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alright, in case anyone actually cared.........I got my computer up and running again. Just as I thought, the mobo was destroyed when my processor died. But now I'm kickin it with a athlonxp 1800+ and a brand new MSI K7T Turbo2! Anyways, thanks again for all of the advice!!!

cheers :beer: