I bought a new computer. My parts are as follows:
- ASUS PQ5-E Motherboard
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
- Nvidia GTS250 (ASUS ENGTS250 DK 1G)
- 460W Power Supply
- 8GB DDR2 RAM (PC2-6400)
Now, the problem is, after screwing the motherboard to the case and connecting all the parts, the computer will not boot. When pressing the power button, nothing happens.
I was wearing an anti-static wrist strap, so I do not think I shorted out anything. The power and reset buttons on the motherboard light up when the power supply is plugged in.
I was reading the manual, and it says, when talking about the ATX power connectors, that the system will not boot without the 8-pin EATX12V power plug. The power supply has 20+4 EATXPWR cable and a 4-pin EATX12v power plug.
There is no 8-pin EATX12V power plug, and half of the socket on the motherboard was covered with a plastic cap.
Could this be the problem? Do I need a new power supply, or some sort of adaptor? The manual makes no mention of a 4-pin EATX12V power plug, it only says that the system will not boot without the 8-pin EATX12V power plug.
EDIT: I was exploring Asus' forums, and found a post that said that I should clear the CMOS. This is a new motherboard, should I do that?