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*Sigh* Computer did not start...

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April 1, 2010 3:37:58 AM

I bought an ASRock DDR 3 1600MHz AM3 motherboard, Athlon II X3, 2 gigs of ram and an HD 4670 Radeon card.

I hooked everything together and the darn computer won't start; here's what happens:

-All fans blow and lights light up
-Monitor doesn't even get a signal from the video card; video card fan and LED light is active
-Hard drive doesn't even function(I know it works because I tried it on my other computer)
-DVD has no power (I know it works)
-USB works; photo card reader has power
-PSU wires are still good. I reconnected them to fans and they are sending electricity.

I do have one speculation: I have an old 350 Watt PSU and I'm thinking it failed to power everything.

Other than that, I'm totally lost. I hope It's not DOA; it's such a hassle to request, get RMA, send with own money, wait, wait some more, then get it again.


Thanks in Advance.

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April 1, 2010 3:40:09 AM

Eak Eak, 350W psu? what brand? That's probably the problem.

Take out the video card and try it.

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April 1, 2010 3:41:09 AM

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April 1, 2010 4:29:48 AM

Niklas_13 said:
I would start with this link it has been know to fix a lot of problems

Ok, I'm trying out solution Number 1: 4-pin connector.

Do I have to plug in the 20-pin AND the 4-pin connector? Or just the 4-pin? I'm just a little confused on that part.
April 1, 2010 5:24:39 AM

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