Hey everyone, this is my first computer build(built on a budget) and there has been some problems.
My system specs are:
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI motherboard
Intel Pentium D 805 processor
eVGA 7600 GTS 256
Apevia ATX 500W PSU
PQI DDR2 533 512mb x 2
80gb sata2 western digital harddrive
Arctic cooling freezer 7-pro heatsink fan
Everything is connected/powered and seated just fine, but when I start the system it does not POST or give a signal to the monitor. All the fans, cd drive, harddrive, and floppy drive work but there are no beeps.
I'm guessing the motherboard works because when i boot it with no ram it beeps. I tried booting with single sticks in different slots and nothing changes. I don't think the video card is the problem because it's not even POSTing. My guess is either the ram or psu is the problem but i don't know how to test those.
I am stuck for options of what to do next to get this to boot up. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated
you can try to test the ram in a friends computer?
as for the PSU...even that PSU has one 16 amp and one 18 amp rail(low for a 500 but still)....so it "should work"
Do you have an old PCI video card to test?
I sugest you take it all apart...then put it together as a basic system.
board, cpu, 1 stick of ram and video....so no HDD's or ODD's... see if it will post then start putting back parts one at a time....
My overall guess is it's ram related....try to borrow some to test it....