New system, no memory(!), am I just being impatient?


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skotl

Hi all,

I have spent a happy 3 hours tonight putting my new system together.
Everything has been delivered *except* for the memory (due tomorrow).
I took all reasonable steps, think that I heeded all warnings, and
then got impatient and switched it on.
I did expect a few beeps (remember; no memory) but what actually
happened was this;
1) PSU powered up (its fan started spinning)
2) CPU fan started, then stopped, all within 1/2 second
3) The end

No beeps, no nothing.
Now, the patient system builder would wait for the memory to turn up
and then try again...
It just seems a little odd to me; should the system not start, spin
the fans, give a few beeps and keep the power/fans going?

System; GA-P34-DS3L + Intel dual core 6750 + NX8600GT +, err, no ram.

Skot.
 
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ohaya

skotl said:
Hi all,

I have spent a happy 3 hours tonight putting my new system together.
Everything has been delivered *except* for the memory (due tomorrow).
I took all reasonable steps, think that I heeded all warnings, and
then got impatient and switched it on.
I did expect a few beeps (remember; no memory) but what actually
happened was this;
1) PSU powered up (its fan started spinning)
2) CPU fan started, then stopped, all within 1/2 second
3) The end

No beeps, no nothing.
Now, the patient system builder would wait for the memory to turn up
and then try again...
It just seems a little odd to me; should the system not start, spin
the fans, give a few beeps and keep the power/fans going?

System; GA-P34-DS3L + Intel dual core 6750 + NX8600GT +, err, no ram.

Skot.


Hi,

I have a motherboard (an MSI K8NGM2-FID) that, when I powered it on
after a BIOS flash, the fans would spin but I got no POST beep or video.

I eventually got it to POST/beep by pulling all memory sticks except for
one, and then powering on. According to several people on the MSI
forum, the reason for not even the beeps was that the BIOS needs to have
some memory (RAM) available when it does the POST, so it may be
reasonable that you don't get any beeps at all if you have no memory at all.

I don't want to overly worry you, but I WOULD be concerned that the fans
stopped after 1/2 sec though. In my case, even when I wasn't getting
the POST/beeps, the fans kept spinning.

[BTW, you do have a video card or onboard video? In order for the BIOS
to POST, I believe that it needs some memory and a video available.]

At this point, I'd wait for the memory, and stop trying to power the
system on without it, then see what happens when you put just 1 stick of
memory and video.

Good luck,
Jim
 
S

skotl

skotlwrote:

I don't want to overly worry you, but I WOULD be concerned that the fans
stopped after 1/2 sec though. In my case, even when I wasn't getting
the POST/beeps, the fans kept spinning.

Jim-

Thanks Jim.

Whaddya know; impatience was the problem ;-)

Got my memory yesterday and plugged it in and everything started just
as it was supposed to. Looks like the BIOS on the Gigabyte P35 shuts
everything down when it sees no memory.
Scares the krp out of you when you're not expecting it, but I suppose
makes sense overall.

Cheers
Skot
 
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ohaya

skotl said:
Thanks Jim.

Whaddya know; impatience was the problem ;-)

Got my memory yesterday and plugged it in and everything started just
as it was supposed to. Looks like the BIOS on the Gigabyte P35 shuts
everything down when it sees no memory.
Scares the krp out of you when you're not expecting it, but I suppose
makes sense overall.

Cheers
Skot


Hi,

I'm glad to hear that things worked ok for you. Believe me, I know
about impatience also :)!

Jim
 

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