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My Custom built PC is not responsive PLEASE HELP

As the title says here are my specs
CPU: I3 540
Mobo: MSI H55M-E33
Ram: Kingston 8gb 1333mHz
GPU: Gigabyte Geforce 210
PSU: SoHoo 450w PSU


This was an entry level PC so the parts weren't high end, any help appreciated.
Also there is NO response no, flicker or anything like that.
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  1. Not responsive in what way? Certian programs? Games? You need to give more details of the problem.

    The processor is a dual core so things might take a little longer then you would expect and the ram is only 1333.
    But as you said its a low end machine, so you kinda get what you pay for im afraid.

    And after looking up your PSU im thinking that you might want to invest in a reliable vender, Corsair, Be Quiet ect make PSU's for low end machines. This is really the part you dont want to skimp out on as it can lead to a world or trouble if it decides to go boom.

    I had a 530W Be Quiet in a pc i made last year and it was great.
  2. murrayhart said:
    Not responsive in what way? Certian programs? Games? You need to give more details of the problem.

    The processor is a dual core so things might take a little longer then you would expect and the ram is only 1333.
    But as you said its a low end machine, so you kinda get what you pay for im afraid.

    And after looking up your PSU im thinking that you might want to invest in a reliable vender, Corsair, Be Quiet ect make PSU's for low end machines. This is really the part you dont want to skimp out on as it can lead to a world or trouble if it decides to go boom.

    I had a 530W Be Quiet in a pc i made last year and it was great.

    Not responsive in the way that it does not turn on at all. I always discharge myself and touch the case so I'm not sure of the problem.
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    Have you made sure all cables are connected securely, ie, 24pin, 8 pin CPU. That the CPU fan is pluged in firmly. Check the ram is seated correctly, this can take a firm push to get it to click into place.

    If this is all OK and its still not powering i would check the lead is connected to the power button in the case correctly. Check this at both ends.

    The power supply is not good and you should invest in a PSU from a known vendor.
  4. murrayhart said:
    Have you made sure all cables are connected securely, ie, 24pin, 8 pin CPU. That the CPU fan is pluged in firmly. Check the ram is seated correctly, this can take a firm push to get it to click into place.

    If this is all OK and its still not powering i would check the lead is connected to the power button in the case correctly. Check this at both ends.

    The power supply is not good and you should invest in a PSU from a known vendor.


    Just made sure all the cables were connected properly anything else that might work? Thanks
  5. Never mind there were a couple loose front panel wires (the actual power switch at the front end was loose :)) there were about 5 other issues but they were all taken care of :) Thanks for everything all I need is a new hard drive because the old 500GB is not working thank you once again for the help and sorry for wasting your time
  6. Thats what i was saying when i said check both ends. Glad its sorted.

    Remember and mark as best answer :)
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