The system keeps "triping" during startup

:sweat: I have just finished upgrading my wife's PC with some surplus components from an older unit of mine. I upgraded her CPU with a 2.2 Gigahertz Athlon processor, a Gigabyte CPU cooler, her Ram to 2 gigabytes, a good, name brand 360 watt PS, and a XFX 6 series video card. After checking all the connections, I pushed the "on" button. The Cooler lit up with it's standard blue LED's and then everything stopped. Nada, zipp, finito. I tried again 5 minutes later and got the same result. Her old PS was a generic brand 300 watt unit. Her MB is a MSI KM4M micro ATX. And her video card was an Nvidia 5600. She loves to play Runescape and I'm reluctant to let her use my PC. HELP!!!!!! :(
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  1. If you connected the 4-pin CPU power and it won't power up, does it work if you use the older 300W PSU?
  2. Apart from the main large power cable from power supply to motherboard, did you remember to connect the seperate 12v 4pin yellow/black cable from power supply to motherboard
  3. The mother board was working before the upgrade, so I can only guess that you messed something up.

    I would also check the power supply and your connections. Switch to the old one to see if it's work.

    Try to isolate the problem to find what is the cause of it.
  4. bf2142-rules-ok said:
    Apart from the main large power cable from power supply to motherboard, did you remember to connect the seperate 12v 4pin yellow/black cable from power supply to motherboard

    Yes, I did. The "new" PS is an Enermax.
  5. redgarl said:
    The mother board was working before the upgrade, so I can only guess that you messed something up.

    I would also check the power supply and your connections. Switch to the old one to see if it's work.

    Try to isolate the problem to find what is the cause of it.

    How do I check the PS? Dummy loads?
  6. The simple way to check her PSU is by substituting yours.

    After that, our standard checklist and troubleshooting thread:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
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