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Can't pwr Up!

By Islander ·
Help! I have a gigabyte ga-71xe mobo(Slot A) with AMD Athlon 700 cpu that will not pwr up. I've change the pwr supply. The PC will pwr up when the CPU is not in the slot but when I put it back in, there is not pwr going to the system. I bought a newCPU and the same thing happens. I figure that the mobo is bad or the CPU slot is bad. Am I on the right track and what should I do next?
thanks for the help!

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by kcmeister In reply to Can't pwr Up!

Hello Islander. You are on the right track. Either the motherboard or slot is bad. Either way, you will have to replace the motherboard. I've seen this one a few times, but not familiar with your brand of mb. You probably have 2 working cpu's now.
kcmeister.

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by donmars In reply to Can't pwr Up!

First before replacing the motherboard try unplugging everything but the cpu and the video, so you can see the monitor. Disconnect the floppy, cd, hardrive, but leave the cpu, memory (how much memory are you running?)and graphics adapter with monitor attached. reboot and see what happens. We want to get to a barebones configuration just to make sure the Power supply is not actually being overloaded with the full system setup. Those AMD processors are known power hogs! What is the wattage on your power supply? You should be running at least 350 watts. 300 may be fine but with the large hard drives and other stuff such as large memory bigger supplies are more reliable. What bus speed are you running and what speed memory are you using? the GA-71XE is not able to run the memory bus at speeds over 100MHz. So, if you plan on installing PC133 memory on this board, you'll have to run it at 100Mhz not the 133MHz it is able to. Can you get to system setup screen or is it totally dead at poweron? If you can then this motherboard has sensors to check voltages, temperatures and so on. Also from there if you can get there disable wake on lan. Make sure on back off the motherboard if you can see it, that the pins for the cpu socket are not touching to themselves or anything else. Did this board ever work?

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by richard_barsby In reply to Can't pwr Up!

Hi have you cleared the CMOS to reset the CPU settings to default this is assuming CPU setup is through the BIOS.

Rich

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by purple713 In reply to Can't pwr Up!

Replace the motherboard.

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