865PE Neo2 FIS2R - Fails POST

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Conrad, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Conrad

    Conrad Guest


    I have built a new PC based on the 865PE Neo2 FIS2R m/b
    CPU is 2.4 P4, 1 gig of DDR RAM, Geoforce FX 5200 graphics.

    My problem is that the PC fails right on the start up. The diagnostic
    light on the d-bracket shows 4 reds ie damaged or incorrectly
    installed CPU.

    I am sure the CPU is installed correctly and have borrowed another CPU
    to try with the same result.

    On start up the CPU, M/B and case fans all run so I guess the PSU is

    I've built several PCs previously so I am fairly au fait with the
    procedure but this one has got me stumped. That's not to say I haven't
    done something dumb this time so if anyone has any suggestions I'd be
    grateful for any info.

    Thanks in advance.

    Conrad, Jan 5, 2004
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  2. Conrad

    Phillip99 Guest

    Check the empty socket carefully especially when you close it
    for any obstructions. Check your cpu pins with a good
    magnifying glass. Check your power connection to the
    motherboard and jiggle it while the machine is on. Last, take
    motherboard out from case and try an out-of-case start. Good

    Phillip99, Jan 6, 2004
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  3. Conrad

    Conrad Guest

    Yes, thanks Phil - there was a bad connection between the wire on the
    CPU power wire and one of the pins. I'd re-inserted the plug several
    times but it wasn't until I put an AVO on it that I discovered the
    discontinuity. I have now rewired the plug and all is fine - damn PSU
    and it wasn't a cheap one either.

    We live and learn - one more thing to look for next time there's a

    Thanks again

    Conrad, Jan 7, 2004
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