No power: Most likely a simple answer to this one.

*Note: I’ve read the “Boot problems sticky and have gone through the list*

I have all the components now plugged in to my Gigabyte EX58-UD4P motherboard, and I’m finally attempting to start it. I have checked and double checked every wire…but still can’t seem to get the thing to fire.

Here’s the thing—on this motherboard, with the power chord plugged in and the psu switch in the “I” position, the “quick switches” (a power switch, reset switch, and clear CMOS switch) are blinking LED’s. So, it seems there’s power to the motherboard.

Also, each time these buttons blink, the fan twitches a little bit. But when I press the power button (I’ve tried the power switch led both ways) nothing happens.

Sorry if this is something simple, but its rather frustrating.
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  1. Full specs please
  2. Quote:
    Full specs please

    Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    Processor cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Case: Thermaltake Element S
    Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    RAM: OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3
    Graphics card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ... - Retail
    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM

    Does the power supply's fan always twitch (just a little) when its in the "I" position?
  3. No offense for this simple question...are the 24 pin and 8 pin power cables connected to the MB?
  4. Yes, they both are. I don't have any fan movement at all when I hit the power switch though. Which is interesting. Those are plugged in via the molex connectors from the PSU, not the mobo itself.

  5. Starting to sound like a faulty PSU, which would be unusual because that's a quality brand. Do you have access to another PSU that you could try?
  6. I just did the paperclip test on the PSU and it passed fine.
    The front fan spun up nicely. I'm again clueless haha.
  7. Got it to start!
    Didn't do anything different other than plugged things back in again haha.
    Idle temp is a little warmer than I'd wish it to be 42c...but I think that will drop once the artic 5 sets.
  8. Great. There was a simple solution. Congrats. 42 isn't bad for an i7 and you're right, it should drop once the thermal paste sets.
  9. cmichael138 said:
    Great. There was a simple solution. Congrats. 42 isn't bad for an i7 and you're right, it should drop once the thermal paste sets.

    Thank you for your help!
    I appreciate it
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