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Troubleshooting

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Cornelius, Oregon, US
Processor AMD's 6400+ Black, 5000+ Black
Motherboard MSI K9A2 Platinum, MSI K9A2 CF
Cooling Scythe Ninja, both of them
Memory 2 X 2 Geil PC6400, 2 X 1 Patriot PC6400
Video Card(s) MSI HD 3870, and ATI X1900 XT
Storage 500 Gig Seagate , and 320 Gig Seagate
Display(s) ACER AL2216W LCD, and Hyundai L90D+ LCD
Case Antec P-160 (Aluminum), and Antec 1650
Audio Device(s) Onboard AudioMax, and Audigy 2 Value
Power Supply Antec 850 Quatro, and Seasonic S-12 500
Software Vista Ultimate 64; Vista Home Premium 64,
#1
I remember putting things together to test systems and putting the bare MB on a non-conductive surface (Cardboard box) and firing it up.

I did that using my old (Questionable CPU) Ram, Video card and a new PSU and MB.

No Lights, no action, Nothing

The PSU doesn't appear to spin up.

If the CPU is bad wouldn't the board and PSU do something?

I used to know, but my brain is full
 
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Processor 4GHz intel i7 950
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Memory 48GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 480 873/1746/1848
Storage Intel 520 Series
Display(s) HP 2210m
Case Antec 300
Power Supply Antec True Power New 750
Software Windows 8 Pro
#2
short green and black on the psu, with nothing else connected does it turn on?
 
Joined
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Messages
227 (0.05/day)
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Location
Cornelius, Oregon, US
Processor AMD's 6400+ Black, 5000+ Black
Motherboard MSI K9A2 Platinum, MSI K9A2 CF
Cooling Scythe Ninja, both of them
Memory 2 X 2 Geil PC6400, 2 X 1 Patriot PC6400
Video Card(s) MSI HD 3870, and ATI X1900 XT
Storage 500 Gig Seagate , and 320 Gig Seagate
Display(s) ACER AL2216W LCD, and Hyundai L90D+ LCD
Case Antec P-160 (Aluminum), and Antec 1650
Audio Device(s) Onboard AudioMax, and Audigy 2 Value
Power Supply Antec 850 Quatro, and Seasonic S-12 500
Software Vista Ultimate 64; Vista Home Premium 64,
#3
Okay I actually tested the PSU and it was fine.

Hooked it up to the board and ....... Nothing

Finally I realized, This is a modern board? Hmmmnnnn I wonder what this power button is all about? ..... Ohhh it does work after all.

Nevermind!

You know I'm not getting smarter, just older!