Posted on 2004-08-11
I just upgraded my computer and got a new motherboard and a cpu. Put it all together but it doesn't boot up to the bios and there are no beeps. Strangely, the orange light will turn on when I power the system (computer) and turn off after 30 seconds.
The motherboard I got is N2U400-A by ECS (Elitegroup)
The CPU is AMD Athlon XP 2200 (Barton)
More strangely are the few steps I made to get here.
1 st I had and old PSU (360 Watts) without the ATX 2 so I hoocked it up to the motherboard myself but it wouldn't boot up neither.
2 nd I decided to take my old AMD Duron CPU and plug it in and it worked.
3 d I sent back the new CPU (probably was burned) and got a new one yesterday.
4 th I plugged it back in but it won't boot. I also remarqued that the old Duron won't work anymore.
5 th I took out the mainboard, I thought it was a shortcut. I also took out the graphic card (NVidia Asylum 5200) and the other parts. I left 1 stick of DDR 400 Kingston I have in the mainboard with the CPU and connected a new PSU to it with the ATX2 (12 Volts) in it.
6 th The only problem now, after I made all my research will be the Heatsink on the CPU. I got it from the old Duron and I think it touches the core of the new Athlon XP 2200 I have.
7 th It's weird but when I turn on the PC the CPU core will heat a little bit... Just enough to touch it for a minute or so. That means that the CPU is working right?
Anyway right now the system wont go to the BIOS and the orange light close to the reset switch will turn off after 30 sec., like I described it. I just don't know what to do anymore.
Maybe someone could help. Thanx.