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New build won't boot.

Last response: in Systems
June 9, 2009 5:27:34 PM


I just finished installing all my hardware on a new system. However, when I plugged in the power cable and go to boot it up, it comes on for a quick 2-3 seconds. Doesn't Post, just fans and LEDs come on for a short time.

I thought it might be the video card, so I changed it out for an older one that works fine in other systems. It boots up fine, except for no post yet again. And the screen doesn't show anything.

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 Brisbane 2.9GHz
Video Card - PNY Nvidia 9800 gt 512mb
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P
Power Supply - Thermaltake TR2 RX Series 450W

Second video Card - BFG Nvidia 8400

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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June 9, 2009 5:37:32 PM

Did you remember to plug in the 4pin CPU power cable?
June 9, 2009 6:03:16 PM

Yes, went through and made sure everything was securely in place.
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June 9, 2009 6:11:24 PM

Did you read the section in your motherboard manual about the placement of RAM? It sounds to me like your RAM is acting up. If you have a tri chan kit or dual channel kit there is a special way to place the ram, usually the colored slots on the mobo, not the ones closest to the cpu.
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June 9, 2009 6:22:08 PM

Take out the second video card and try again.
Test the PSU or try a different one.
June 10, 2009 3:03:35 AM

Tried different PSU, same thing. All my RAM is hooked up the way it says to in the manual.