Don't you need a graphics card to boot? I think you'd get a beep though.
1) re-seating you ram.
2) tightning all connections
3) is power supply on? and at right voltage?
4) is cpu fan plugged into the right slot?
5) try crossing (resetting) the jumpers for the CMOS I beleive it's called. maybe you shorted something earlier and it won't try again till you reset it. Happened to me before.
That's all I got. Next step return motherboard I guess.
I've checked everything again but it still doesn't work. There was no CMOS jumper present so I took out the CMOS-battery(dunno the name) and put it back in after a minute, but no sign of life for my computer
I saw that I did have an open space to connect a PowerATX fan and a systemfan. The cpufan is in the cpu fan offcourse. Do I have to connect a fan to those 2 other spaces? :wink:
There's a troubleshooting FAQ stickied to the top of the motherboard general section that goes into basic troubleshooting of a new build. Things like make sure you don't have any standoffs in the wrong spot shorting something out, resetting the BIOS (it does help sometimes), etc.
Did you check to make sure that the voltage on the PS is set right? sometimes there is a switch to choose between 110-120v and 220-240v.
Also, do you have the extra 12v (4-pin) socket hooked up to the PS? I think this board has one up by the voltage regulators.
For the moment I got my 4 pin (black and yellow wires) from the PSU connected to the motherboard. I got the 20 pin cable connected to the 24 pin on my motherboard with 4 pins left on the right side.
So there is nothing in the last 2*2 pins (4pins).
Is that the right thing to do?
Yes it is the way. You said you brought the PSU from your old system.. What brand and power it has? I had a 450w PSU from another system that won't start a nforce3 system while a good quality one 300w would...
Wattage is not everything. It need amps on 12v and 5v lines and if those line are under powered, then it won't start.
December 18, 2005 6:19:44 PM
I'm sorry, but (I think) you will not be able to run your system with that PSU.
You need to properly power the 24 connector. probably there is are converters around (12V-4pin matching to your old ATX power cable) but be careful. Only up to date PSUs provide the full coverage.
In addition you still have to connect the extra (also not includded with old PSUs) plug on the mobo.