Just replaced the CMOS battery. Now the POST code is no longer "14." The POST code is now displaying "00." Still not booting or producing any error beeps.
Also tried removing the video card completely. Still nothing.
OK. Now the POST code is still displaying "00" but I have tried the following with no changes:
-swapped out the PSU (from 700w to 850w)
-installed a brand new PCI-E 2.0 graphics card
Still no display. Anyone have any ideas? I really feel like the CPU isn't the issue.
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You could try powering up without memory, if you get three beep tones, the processor and the board are communicating each other.
Take a look at this link for more troubleshooting:
I was checking this post for more information. Did you get 3 beep tone codes without memory?
Sorry. I tried everything. Removing everything and just powering up the mobo alone didn't even produce any beeps. I've already returned the mobo to the dealer and purchased a Gigabyte mobo. Installed the Gigabyte board with all the same components and everything fired up perfectly. Bad board I guess. But a search for this issue in any search engine shows a massive amount of users with the same issues. So...I will not be buying any more Intel boards any time very soon.
BTW, for some reason Intel would not let me log back in with my original username...maybe I made someone mad. :-/