9CJS Problem! Please help!

Discussion in 'Chaintech' started by Ben Sanders, May 17, 2004.

  1. Ben Sanders

    Ben Sanders Guest

    Hey all -

    Here's my situation: I just purchased (all from newegg) a Chaintech
    9CJS, P4 3.0E processor, Corsair XMS 1024TWINX-3200C2 Dual DDR memory
    (512x2) and two Seagate 120GB SATA hard drives and an ATI Radeon 9800

    Here's my problem. I have a 400 W power supply. My existing system (P4
    1.7) fires up just fine. But when I take out the old ASUS board and
    replace with the 9CJS, only the fans and one of my two DVD drives get
    power. No beeps. Nothing. I read at newegg that someone had a
    grounding problem, but I don't know how to check for those. Also, it
    says that the board is "Prescott" ready and the Cosair XMS is on
    Chaintech's "approved" list, but could either of those be a problem.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Ben Sanders, May 17, 2004
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  2. Ben Sanders

    Lazarus Guest

    Who says its prescott ready? Not out of the box it isnt.....you need bios
    version 4......another thing....bios version 3 fixed the "unstable" issue
    with corsair ddr400

    what you are going to have to do is fit a northwood to it....upgrade the
    bios....then fit your prescott

    at least "I think" thats the soulution.......I`m no expert and often get
    shot down for my mistakes but I think thats your answer!
    Lazarus, May 17, 2004
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