Did I buy 2 identical bad motherboards?! (ASUS K8V SE Deluxe)
I have three ASUS K8V SE Deluxe motherboards with AMD 64. They all work fine.
I bought two more with the intention of installing AMD Sempron 3100+ because this 64 bit stuff is still sort of new and I thought the 32 bit software might be more stable.
It got to the point where I actually pulled the processor out of one of my good machines and put the new Sempron in it and it reported that I had changed the processor after a normal report from the bios.
Again, these new boards are identiical to my three others! Two of them! they don't even beep!
Does anybody know the absolute least you need to do to determine that a motherboard is not working?
Shouldn't I be able to plug a power supply and video card into a brand new motherboard, plug in the speaker connection and the power button, turn it on and have the thing beep like crazy because it has determined there is no RAM, CPU, or Video Monitor?
Both these new ones one will turn on the CPU Fan if I do this, but the CPU never starts or even gets warm at all. The Fan won't start if there is no video board and I've tried two different video boards with the same result.
Any help would be appreciated.
Re: Did I buy 2 identical bad motherboards?! (ASUS K8V SE Deluxe)
The AMD64 CPU will run 32-bit code natively. No need to get the cheaper CPU just to have 32-bit. Also, Linux has been running 64-bit for a few years now, so most distributions (and their associated packages) run completely stable. I've not had anything crash on me yet.
Originally Posted by subcreations
I'm confused as to what you're actually asking. You say you have 3 identical motherboards and they all work fine, but you then say that they don't even beep? Could you clarify what exactly your problem is?
Again, these new boards are identiical to my three others!
Two of them! they don't even beep!