Enermax Liberty 500W
Corsiar DDR2 800 2Gb kit
I turned on the power supply, and saw the light on the motherboard come on, so I know I have power. I hit the power switch and everything comes to life for 1 second and then shuts down. What did I do wrong?
Make sure everything is plugged in and properly seated.
Make sure CPU Heatsink fan is connected to M/B Fan1 and its turning and receiving an RPM signal in the CMOS health, and the heatsink is properly seated on the CPU and temp is not too high in CMOS health.
The only cable coming off the CPU heatsink/fan is plugged into the slot labeled CPU_FAN, which is where it told me to put it in the manuel. The fan spins (as do all fans) when I hit the power button, but it promptly turns right off. Nothing will stay on longer than 1 second, although the power light on the motherboard stays lit.
I've taken everything back out, have the mobo sitting on it's box next to the tower. I plugged in power to the board, ram, video card and power to video card. Connected video to monitor, and then shorted the power switch jumpers. Same result, fan spins up and then stops.
EDIT: Okay, this just proves that it's my first build. For anyone else experiencing this problem, make sure you check and use the correct power plug for the CPU. I was using the wrong one appearantly. Boots fine now.