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ok, you seem to have covered most of the normal trouble shooting procedures.. Now, you say it beeps when you take all the ram sticks out but does nothing when you fit ram. My first impression is that this is a ram issue. Maybe the ram is not compatible with the board or has been damaged. This can also be the case if the board itself is damaged. It could be that the i/o controller chip may have thrown in the towel and fitting ram causes the board to access this chip. No ram means control passes over to the BIOS error routines and the i/o chip is NOT accessed. Or, it could be both.. Try the ram sticks in another PC first. Static discharge damage is very common, even if you have the anti-static mats etc. I have mats, a wrist strap even my workbench is grounded along with my soldering station etc but I have still damaged boards through static discharge. I have also found that some brands of Ram simply do not work with certain boards so try the ram in another PC first !! Also, make sure that the ram you are using is correct and that you are NOT mixing different sizes or speeds. Next, make sure that non of the USB ports in the case are connected and that the boards own USB ports are not damaged as a bent pin in a port will always cause issues. Sorry that this may not be much help but as I said before, you are covering all the bases, the beeps without ram are making me lean towards a ram issue though..

Asrock K8... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010


Asrock K8... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010

You please check on the motherboard bios jumper is set to normal or not - you can see this jumper a three legged with two pins closed near to the cmos battery

Asrock K8... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009

Hi c_j_quinn,

There could be many things that could stop the board from turning on, Determining if it works is like detective work. What I do, is take everything off the board to start. Then add the minimum to start a board to see if it will start. That's one drive (cd or otherwise) the CPU, and one bank of memory. (that's not a required eliminate, but it helps avoid beep codes) Also, make sure you have your pin's set on the board absolutely correct, or that could be your problem to begin with. Now, you should get the power supply on, and the cpu. If those don't power up, it's then either one of the five elements. The CPU, Power supply, Ram, Drive, or the motherboard. The next step is to replace each one of the first four to see if you get any change. If no change, then I usually get another board that I can test the first four, and make sure that they work. After that, then I say you have a DOA Board

Good Luck

Asrock K8... | Answered on Nov 06, 2009


You can download the required drivers from:

Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications, please reply to this post. Thanks

Asrock K8... | Answered on Sep 03, 2009

Are you plugging in to the usb ports on the MB, or on the case?

Asrock K8... | Answered on Jan 14, 2008

replace your data cables and retry. else check your jumper settings to set as slave on the cdrw and master on the hdd.

Asrock K8... | Answered on Sep 17, 2007

try running scandisk on the floppy disc to fix errors with the txtsetup.oem file.

Asrock K8... | Answered on Aug 16, 2007

Listen for board error beeps.

Asrock Computers... | Answered on May 02, 2018

Wipe the hard drive and do a clean install, not repair.

Asrock Computers... | Answered on Sep 21, 2017

swapping out parts, try with different power supply pull the ram reseat it maybe one at time. different memory slots. change one part at a time with good working part, never assume any part is good.

Asrock Computers... | Answered on Apr 19, 2017

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