To check for correction use an older processor like pentium 4. Maybe the bios version not support this pentium D.
If it fails use a single channel memory at 400Mhz ...
Good luck. !
I put together a lot of D945GTPs with the D820 and it was a very good board. If you take all the memory out (leave none of it in) and turn it on do you get beep codes?
If not you might be correct in a failed BIOS update. Try the recovery BIOS option. Download the recovery BIOS from Intel to a floppy. Put it in. Move the jumper on the board to the recovery position and turn it on. When the board is in BIOS revovery mode it should read the floppy disk and re-install the BIOS from the floppy.
I appreciate the thought, Dynamos, but even when I change processors, the board doesn't fire up. None of these boards begin to post at all. The motherboards (all of them) receive power when plugged in to a working power supply (as witnessed by the green LED on the board), but when I press the START button (I've also tried grounding the power connector pins together on the front panel with a small screw driver), nothing happens. None of the boards even attempt to start. The boards may in fact be bad, but as I said there are no visual signs of damage, and they appear to receive power normally. Hey, what can I say, I'm cheap, and this is a challenge! Thanks.
Ziggy, first, thanks for the reply! That won't work as I can't get any of these boards to power up. They just show they are receiving power by the green LED indicator on the board. Just so you know, I've been building systems for around 15 years now (I'm a retired Military geek), This is the first time I've come across 5 motherboards, all the same Intel model, all appear in perfect shape, all from the exact same company, and not one of them will power on. Just seems to me to be too much of a coincidence. I assume they could all be bad boards, but that seems to be pushing the odds a bit. I would tend to believe that someone in their IT dept screwed up. By the way, I tried the swap memory swap thing and still it's a no go, and I can't use a floppy to redo the BIOS as the boards will not power on. Still looking for any ideas. Thanks!
Having failed all do the following tests.
Look for the three capacitors like kegs.. Check if the top is deformed shape.If it's not and there is something like dark dry substance, remove them carefully.
Connect the power supply and jumper pin 16 with nearest Ground pin 15 or 17. Check out the voltage regulators of the board, near CPU.
Thanks for the thought, Dynamos, but checking for deformed or leaking caps was the first thing I did. There are none. Like I stated in my original post, these boards appear perfect. No bulging caps, no burns, no damages that can be easily seen with the naked eye. Your idea of checking the voltage regulators on the board is one I hadn't considered. I'll try doing that today and post the results when I'm done.
hi dynamos, i have 3 motherbords D945GNT with the same problem. I saw your response to check the voltage regulators. Can you help me to tell me who are the voltage regulators and what value there must have to be good? this is a image of processor and other components around. Please can you give me a more specific answer
diferent times this motherboards stop and i used another power suply for startin them because with there own power suply them were "dead". the last motherboard stop working when we inserted a flash memori stik in a USB port. when we inserted this flash memory, the computer turned off in a second and still resting
i checked the voltage regulators of the board and i saw that the voltage was 1.2v. is it the right output voltage