I am trying to build a new PC DAW (my second).
At first boot the MOBO is not going into the POST test, there are no beeps and no signal to the Monitor.
I have double and treble checked connections. The CPU and fan are properly installed, the RAM is properly installed, the graphics card is properly installed. All the power connections are correct and the five little PN connections are all correct.
When I power up the MOBO LED lights up, the Chassis LEDs light up The RAM LEDs light up. The case fan, the CPU fan and the PSU fan spin. When I have connected HDs and optical drives they all respond.
I returned the Graphics card (E-Buyer) who tested it and said it was OK.
I have removed the CMOS battery many times and switched the CMOS cap back and forth.
I'm left with thinking the MOBO must be at fault.
Before I send it back what other ideas may people have for rectifying this problem? I'm sure many of you have been there before!
The gear is as follows;
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
MOBO - ASUS P5W DH Deluxe SKT 775 dual-core Core2Duo Conroe ready Crossfire 8channel audio ATX
Antec Titan 550 Server Case - With TruePower 550W PSU
Graphics card - Asus 7600GS SILENT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E
Seagate 400GB & 160GB 7200.10 Drives SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache – OEM
Monitor - V7 V7S20PD 20.1" (1400x1050) 600:1 8ms Silver & Black MultiMedia TFT Monitor 3 Years Warranty
RAM - Corsair (TWIN2X2048-6400PRO) XMS2-6400 2048MB 5-5-5-12 2X240 DIMM Platinum XMS2 Heat Spreader with activity LEDs
OS - Microsoft OEM Windows XP Pro SP2B (Includes Vista Upgrade Coupon) - 1PK
Thanks for any help