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September 9, 2006 12:33:53 AM

Alright so I got all my items and put it together, so I went to turn it on and nothing. Where should I start looking for possible problems?

Gigabyte 965G DS3
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Antec Smartpower 450watts
Patriot 667 2x 1gb
250gig seagate
nVidia 7600GT

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September 9, 2006 12:41:29 AM

Yes it is plugged in, and no fans do not spin.
September 9, 2006 12:41:43 AM

When you say that it does not turn on, do you mean it doesnt' power anything up at all or it turns on then off right away?

If nothing moves at all, check your PSU, google up on how to test it and becarefuly not to short it accidentally when measuring.

DS3 has been known to have memory problems too. What is voltage on those patriots?
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September 9, 2006 12:43:04 AM

The voltage on the Patriots is 1.8v And it doesn't power up at all. I was thinking I connected a few wires incorrectly, then I played with them for a while and still nothing.
September 9, 2006 12:45:21 AM

I have a 350 rosewill in my current computer, should I try with that one?
September 9, 2006 12:45:24 AM

I also agree that it is the PSU's fault then.

I hope you have a multimeter or a spare machine.
September 9, 2006 12:48:35 AM

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I have a 350 rosewill in my current computer, should I try with that one?


Try it, it won't hurt. Unplug unecessary devices and just see if it gives power. If any fans or lights come on, then its PSU. If not, then I would take a further look into the mobo and try that PSU in your old system.
September 9, 2006 1:12:56 AM

Well the Fans seem to spin with my old psu. So I'm guessing its the psu correct?
September 9, 2006 1:15:07 AM

I would say so, if you do have a multimeter around, try to test it out like that first. If not, just RMA it.
September 9, 2006 1:16:41 AM

Well I don't have a multimeter, so I think I'll just RMA it. Few questions though, the psu came with the case, do I have to take out everything and rma the case aswell? And how to I go about doing a RMA?
September 9, 2006 1:23:23 AM

you would have to email the site or call the place you got it from.
September 9, 2006 1:49:47 AM

Alright thanks for all your help guys, I was starting to think I was too stupid to build a computer, guess it wasn't my fault.
September 9, 2006 1:54:21 AM

Try some different memory too - I had issues with my Gigabyte 965P-DS4 board, which were attributed to the memory being incompatible. The system wouldn't boot at all with some OCZ memory, so I tried some Kingston ValueRAM and it worked perfectly... I'm still RMA-ing the board due to other issues anyway tho :p 
September 9, 2006 1:56:03 AM

Maybe stupid questions but does the power supply have a black toggle switch on the back where the power goes in? Do you have the leads from the front panel switch on the right pins on the mobo for it to power on with the case switch? And, before you RMA it would it be possible to take the supply out of the case and try it on the system you got the known good supply from? if the possible bad supply does not work on a known good system then it is most certainly bad.
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