Test Start Troubleshooting
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:31 PM
Btw, Ultra and Biostar aren't the best. (Corsair is good though, for both PSUs and RAM.) If you can, I'd advise returning the power supply and getting a Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, (non-Basiq), PC Power & Cooling, or Silverstone PSU. For the motherboard, Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, and even ASRock are good brands.
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 22 November 2012 - 08:33 PM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:53 AM
You did not mention anything about an OS or video. If you have a monitor connected to the video output, it should scroll through the text on boot and let you know where it fails. On new builds, I will always include a DVD drive as part of the bare bones set up and I use an old Ubuntu distro disk for the "smoke test" of the first boot. (The Linux disks are live disk so you can run the machine from the CD. I never install the OS, just run it for a few minutes from the CD to test it out.)
If you do not have some boot device connected to the MB, that could be creating an error. I am not sure what the four beeps are - have you checked the diagnostics section of the manual for your motherboard?
You may also want to go into the BIOS and turn off the "splash screen" (the big ad for the motherboard manufacturer that hides all the scrolling text), I do for I want to see what is happening on boot. You might also turn off the restart on error in the BIOS as well, for then the boot will stop when it encounters an error and you can see from the text on the screen where it stopped.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:43 AM