I have a lot of experience building servers and this one has me stumped. I had a server mobo fail on me the other day. After moving crucial data to another server, I decided to build another server with the same components as another server...except the cpu's are different. I also purchased a backup mobo so I wouldn't run into this again. I got everything installed properly and turned the power on to find that the system wouldn't boot. All of the fans spin but I get no POST beeps and the monitor never turns on. I tried removing 1 of the cpus...still nothing. I tried swapping the cpu's...still nothing. I have swapped the video card from PCIe to PCI, put in the spare mobo, swapped the power supply, and swapped the memory...still nothing. I even removed everything from the board and I get the same result. I should at least be getting some beep codes out of the pizo but I am not. Does anyone have any idea what I should do?
Mobo: TYAN S2696WA2NRF (SAS) Dual LGA 771 Intel 5000X
Processor: Intel Xeon E5410 Harpertown 2.33GHz LGA 771 80W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80574E5410A (2 of these)
Memory: Kingston KVR667D2D8F5K2/2G FB-DIMM Dual Channel Server Memory
Video: MSI NX8600GT-T2D256EZ GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Is the RAM correct for the mobo? Have seen instances where the wrong combination of ECC/Buffering can cause complete duds.