Originally posted by Randy_tx:
Find a GOOD computer person to "Mentor" you through your first computer build!!! You have some expensive stuff there and it sounds to me like you either have a "Short", as a result of the way you installed the motherboard on the "Case" or you have not installed a "REQUIRED" component(or you have a defective required component)....Here are the things you MUST have installed on the motherboard [ or have to do] to get that Athalon to "Post" to the Bios settings:
1. There is a jumper on the motherboard to "Reset" the bios or "Normal" setting..it must be on "Normal" setting for system to post up.
2. You have to have the CPU in the Socket A correctly and have a good thermal Fan on top of the cpu & the fan plugged into a power source. Never try to boot a AMD Athalon without a Fan running!!!
3. You MUST have RAM installed......in this case, it needs to be PC100 or PC133 SDRAM.
4. You Must have a Video Card installed.....in the case of the A7V, a AGP video card is best.
With all of this done, you "Should" be able to Post-up the system to a RAM count and into the Bios Setup Screen......[with a keyboard in its socket to type the "delete" key....to get into Setup].