Mobo Install

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Mobo Install

Post by lostcoder » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:07 am

Starting to build my first system. If we put aside for now, all extra features in a BIOS, should the system boot with no changes to the BIOS.


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Re: Mobo Install

Post by hercules71185 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:28 am

Yes, if you put it together and the motherboard beeps instead of starts it's telling you something.

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Re: Mobo Install

Post by ibleet » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:21 pm

Welcome to the forums!

Yes, as long as all your components are compatible and correctly installed, the system should start up with no changes to the BIOS.

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Re: Mobo Install

Post by Graogrim » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:19 pm

It's possible that you could see some issues if you have an exotic storage setup, but if you're just using a regular hard drive without any fanciness the stock settings should be fine.

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Re: Mobo Install

Post by hercules71185 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:21 am

whenever I get a motherboard, I throw in my ole faithful 256mb of ddr2 667 that I know works, plug it up to my psu, put my old lil 40gb hard drive on it, and then turn it on. if it loads windows it's good. It's the fastest easiest way to find the problem if you are working on a computer that won't boot. If they don't work, then I know it's cpu or motherboard.

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Re: Mobo Install

Post by slugbug » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:46 am

I usually start with the motherboard out of the case until I see if everything works before installing in a case.

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