I have a new build using an mobile Athlon 64 3400+ (Clawhammer) w/ 512 MB PC3200 in an AOpen MK-89L mob (nForce3) w/ 450W PSU which will not post for which I would appreciate any troubleshooting ideas. Unfortunately, I don't have any other socket 754 motherboards or processors to swap out to help with the process.
There is power to the board, but no beeps - nothing. I have ensured good contact between the hsf and the processor and have disconnected everything except the GeForce MX440SE 64 MB video card. If I pull the memory then I get the no memory beeps, but no sound if I pull the processor. I have pulled the CMOS battery and used the reset jumper without sucess. I have also tried it with an nVidia 5200FX 8x video card. I suspect there could be an issue with the voltage setting in the BIOS, but since I can't seem to get to that point I have no way of changing it.
Any assistance in determining whether this is a motherboard-CPU compatibility issue, defect in one of the two, or simply the BIOS would be greatly appreciated!