Computer wont post
Posted on 2010-01-05
My computer crashed just before Christmas and I'm trying to get it up again.
MB is an Asus p4t-533c with 4 banks of RDRAM . I had it running one day, ran to the store and when I got back there was no video signal and the hard drive light was stuck on. After checking out everything I think one of the PS rails went bad so I put in a new PS. After booting up the post beeps was a high low siren (same length) indicating bad cpu so I put in a spare that I had and got the same response. I also had a spare MB which I transferred everything to and still got the same post wail. I ordered a new processor and after installing that the wail is gone but now I get no post at all and no beeps, just a solid hard drive light. My guess is that the bad rail in the PS fried my cpu and maybe a memory stick, but I can't do the usual test of remove all memory and start with 1 since it's RDRAM and I have no CRIMM modules to test with. Any ideas as to what it could be since I'm not getting a post or am I on the right track? Feels like a fried ram stick to me but can't test it without getting more memory and RDRAM is hard to find and expensive.