I've just bought all the parts for a new system. I have an Asus P5QP4 motherboard, a Core2Duo 7200 series 2.53ghz processor, 2 gigs of kingston RAM, a Saphire 4850 graphics card, floppy drive, DVD burner (IDE) and 2 500 gig Seagate Barracuda HDs. all of this is powered by an Antec 550 watt TruePower550 Trio power supply. I get all the leds on both the mothe board and graphics card (yes I've plugged in the power for the PCIe directly from ther PSU). However, when I turn the power on , the baord seems to startup, the cpu fan turns on as other fans, but the graphics card one. So looks like the graphics card is not starting up properly... Could it be that I'm running low on amperage as some one suggested ? Should I simply get a bigger PSU such as a 700 watt ? Or is the problem elsewhere ?
Any advice is welcome !
I've tried the moldex adapter using different rails and when I use it, the computer will not power on. The led on the graphics card doesn't turn on.
Since I'm not next to the computer I'll have to try all of this tonight. Also, note that the issue seems to be not enough power to the graphics card and not the main board.