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Need some help with booting


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Apr 29, 2008
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I just recently bought parts for my new computer and it is my first time putting one together. I have a couple guides and read the manuals that came with my parts, but for some reason after I plugged everything in I can't get the computer to boot up. I'll see a fan light turn on for a split second and then nothing. I'm not sure what the problem could be but I have an idea that I may have messed up plugging in a cord incorrectly somewhere somehow. However, I've done a check on it and still can't find the problem. Any ideas?




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Apr 27, 2008
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System Name technics
Processor Intel Q9300 @ 2.5GHz
Motherboard EVGA Nvidia nForce 780i SLI
Cooling ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Memory 4GB mushkin SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) DC
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Storage 3 Hitachi 7200RPM SATA HDDs; (2) 500GB (1) 320GB
Display(s) HP w2207h 22-in WS LCD
Case Apevia X-Telstar Jr G-Type (Black)
Audio Device(s) Onboard MB
Power Supply Thermaltake W0116RU 750W
Software Windows XP SP3
check your power plugs and make sure they're connected to the MB in the right plug -- also. make sure the p/s plugs are secured.
Mar 23, 2008
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Albany New York
Start removing things that you don't need. Start with just the PSU plugged into the CPU, Motherboard and GPU where necessary (with the cpu fan plugged into the motherboard). See what happens, are there any beeps on startup?

What are your full system specs? and pictures are always welcome to help solve problems
Apr 7, 2008
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Clermont, FL
System Name Fixxer Upper
Processor Intel Core2Quad Q9450 @ 2.66Ghz
Motherboard ASUS Rampage Formula x48
Cooling Xigmatec 120mm Rifle Cooler
Memory 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2-1066 OCZ Reaper
Video Card(s) XFX HD4890 1GB DDR5 CF w/ XFX HD4850 1GB DDR3
Storage Western Digital 320 Caviar in Raid 0, Samsung Spingpoint F1 500GB
Display(s) LG 22" (L226WTQ)
Case Silverstone TJ09
Audio Device(s) Supreme FX II w/ Logitech G51 5.1
Power Supply BFG 1000W Modular PSU
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Benchmark Scores 7.7 in Windows 7
add your system specs, this will better allow us to help you, but the best advice is to make sure all plugs are secure, remove RAM, PCI, AGP, PCI-E, etc cards out, then reseat, re-connect molex, 4-pin/6-pin/8-pin connectors, 20/24 pin connectors, SATA connectors. But it would be better if we knew the specs because it could be a compatibility issue.


system specs would help. sounds like either a PSU problem or something not seated correctly IMO. hopefully you have picked compatable parts or else this could give you a headache ;)
Apr 14, 2008
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Brooklyn, New York 11223
System Name Mine | Dad + Mom
Processor E8500 E0 Wolfdale @ 4.6GHz 1.5V | E2180 M0 Allendale @ 3.0GHz 1.3V
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
Cooling Xigmatek Rifle HDT-S1283 w/ SFF21F Fan | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 1.02GHz CL5 | OCZ Reaper 2x2GB 1.05GHz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB 820/1020MHz | Sapphire 4850 1GB 700/1100MHz
Storage WD VR 150GB 10K RPM + WD 500GB 7.2K RPM | WD 200GB 7.2K RPM
Display(s) Acer P243WAID 24" 1920x1200 LCD | Acer V193W 19" 1440x900 LCD
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full-Tower | Antec Twelve Hundred Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer w/ Z-5500 5.1 | On-Board Audio w/ S-220 2.1
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 750W Non-Modular | Corsair HX-520W Modular
Software Windows Vista Home Premium X64 | Windows Vista Home Premium X64
Benchmark Scores Not Wasting Time!
Do you have a older bios? If you don't know try booting with an "OLDER" CPU. Something like a E2180/Celeron/Pentium4/Etc... If you can boot flash bios to newest version then insert the chip you bought and boot. Check to see if the motherboard 20+4pin is connected and so is the EATX12Vpin connector.