Videocard: eVGA Geforce 9600GT 256MB
Processor: Pentium Core 2 Duo E6600
Memory: 4096 DDR @800
D865PERLX Not Starting Up -
| posts: 28 | Location: New Jersey
Well after a bit of research I bought the D865PERLX series motherboard, Intel made cause they're more stable. Got the thing in the mail, connected all the right things everywhere, and it starts up. Yay! But, it won't change the startup screen, the P4 HT Tech base motherboard screen. My keyboard and mouse are turning on, and my HDD light is constantly going. I've narrowed it down to three things that might be causing it.
1. It wants input, like the computer wants you to press delete to get into the BIOS for the first run, but since the keyboard is out, I can't. I'm using USB keyboard and mouse, and my thoughts is that since they're 1.1 products, they're not registering right with the 2.0 USB ports, even though it shouldn't be a problem. Currently looking for my old P/S connecter products.
2. RAM is inserted wrong. It's dual channel, and the the slots are like
I placed my RAM in the pair on the left. Before I left for work I found that they're on different channels. So it's 0|1 and 0|1. I have my RAM in the zero channel as well as the one channel. The computer can therefor not find any RAM and won't move from the screen.
3. Something just ain't connecting right. I unpluged my HDDs and started up the comp, and the same screen came up. I made sure the connections were secure, and even put in the ribbon cable that came with the mobo, but no dice. And the're in the right Primary slot as well.
So, I beg to all the gurus here, I need help!
Here's the total line up of the comp:
P4 2.8e Prescott CPU
D865PERLX (i865PE chipset) mobo
2x 256 DDR 2100 RAM
nVidia Geforce 6800 GT
UPDATE: Well, turns out it was the RAM, and a BIOS setting. My IDE was set to Enhanced, and that didn't boad well with my HDD for some strange reason, and broke Windows (again... for the third time ~__~. It had to be set to Legacy mode. At least it's finally all up and working.
Also on a good note, I seem to have the coolest Prescott core without watercooling at 42C lol.
Last edited by WNxSajuukCor; 09-10-2004 at 10:49.