I built this system in 2004. It ran almost non stop for 5-6 years. Finally the mobo gave out and I found a great deal on a combo.
Now I'm running a Gigabyte MA785G-US2H, Phenom II, twin SATA 1tb drives, 4gb PC3200 RAM. Currently shopping for a new vid card.
Anyway, I got the new setup running in a matter of minutes. BUT, I didnt have the ATX power secured enough and it came out.
Since then, I get nothing. The machine powers up fine. I can feel the drives power spin up, all fans power up.
However, the DVD drive wont open and all I get is a 'no signal' on the monitor.
I figured I friend the mobo and replaced it with the same setup I had.
STILL the same issue.
Ive checked everything I can. The battery, the RAM, the drives, I know its not the mobo. Could the CPU be toasted? are power supplies that sensitive?
What exactly do you mean by the ATX power came out? Do you mean some wires came out or the actual box fell out (of presumably the top of the case) and went on a collision ride with the rest of your components?
You think its a power supply huh?
I realize that just because the machine powers on, doesn't mean the PSU is working properly, but if power isn't getting to the mobo, doesn't that mean the fans attached to it wouldn't either?
Really? Its a 600 watt PSU and my graphics card or audio card aren't installed yet. I can't imagine that won't power a mobo and 2 hard drives.
Or are you meaning that because its a faulty PSU, not enough power is reaching it?
Sometimes it seems like I'm the only one who bothers with that?
If you're talking about the CPU pins, you don't have to have 8 pins. But I'd bet that the design is of the slide two things together to get 8-pins and plug that in variety. Even if it's not, you can just plug in the four pin basically such that it fits and it will run just fine.
I have Arctic thermal paste, I haven't tried the ram in other systems, but have tried other ram in this system with the same effect.
I have tried two new motherboards, two new PSUs...prior to this PSU, power would go on, and stay on, but not get any video, beeps or anything.
Now, with a new PSU, power wont stay on.
There are so many capacitors between the power and RAM or CPU, chances of it frying are dang slim.
Unless I just didn't get something hooked up right...while not probable, it is potentially possible. But Ive checked it all time and time again.
Well, they had different symptoms. Im starting to suspect the CPU. Im thinking I might take it to someone who can test all this stuff and let me know for sure rather than keep buying parts.
As it sits, I nearly have enough for a whole 'nother machine.
I get no beeps upon start up, which would usually rule out memory, I had 2 bad PSU, but the RMA came for it and seems to be working fine...just nothing on screen. The mobo has been replaced. I can only assume its the CPU, and getting ahold of AMD is like stumbling upon a 5 leaf clover. Dang near impossible. But I will get a hold of them.