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New rig everything connected fine, no boot

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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 2:54:15 AM

Hello, I just put together a new rig. Bought all parts from newegg, connected everything appropriately several times and i have followed your step by step guide. I find myself with no way of knowing whats wrong with the rig. I'm thinking its the psu or the mobo. Maybe you guys can help me clarify. Everything seems to turns on fine, all fans work (gpu, cpu). The mobo has three led lights next to the cpu fan to show speed and power phases. It shows only two lights lit up (indicating its running in phase 2). I've tried swapping out psu's, video cards, and i've tried booting up with just one ram stick and still nothing shows up on the screen. I've tried resetting the CMOS using the jumper pins and by taking out the battery. I've tried booting with just the bare essentials also. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Heatsink is on the cpu chip with thermal paste,



X-Power Pro 650W PSU
Intel Quad Core 2.6ghz
MSI p43-c51 Mainboard LGA775 socket
EVGA GeForce 9400GT 1GB
6GB (3x2GB) ADATA DDR3 1600 FSB
Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM HDD

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May 14, 2010 3:35:46 AM

you plug in the 4 pin connector into the mobo ?
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May 14, 2010 3:42:28 AM

take a pic for you power connection on your mobo please
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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 4:34:13 AM

Niklas_13 said:
you plug in the 4 pin connector into the mobo ?


The 4 pin connector is secure, there are 3 of them on the power supply actually. Tried all three and none make a difference.


And here are pictures of my power connection, I tried to take clear pictures as best i could.










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May 14, 2010 4:43:21 AM

I think you are trying to connect a PCI-E to your mobo and not to the GPU, i cant see you pics btw.
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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 5:10:19 AM

robjamar said:
I think you are trying to connect a PCI-E to your mobo and not to the GPU, i cant see you pics btw.




I dont understand what you mean, could you be a little more specific? Sorry i dont have to much experience in this. All the pictures should be available for view in my photobucket album now.

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/tracklegend/Ne...
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May 14, 2010 9:17:51 AM

Did you try each stick of RAM as the only one? If you only tried one and it is faulty then you will get the same issue.

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May 14, 2010 5:09:12 PM

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I dont understand what you mean, could you be a little more specific? Sorry i dont have to much experience in this. All the pictures should be available for view in my photobucket album now.

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/tracklegend/Ne...


There is 4 pin connector for graphics cards, and there is a connector for your CPU. There is only 1 connector for the CPU and you said you had 3, thats why I think your tying to plug the GPU cable where the CPU cable should go.
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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 5:47:57 PM

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Can you show us a better pic of the cpu power. It should be a single 4 pin connector.
It looks to me like you have the PCI-E video card power plugged into the cpu.



Alright well the PSU box it came in has a description of the plugs, it brings 2 PCI-E plugs (one is a 6pin plug, and the second is a 6 +2pin plug). On the box it states that it brings one ATX12V connector "4pin" and one ATX12V connector 8 (4+4) pin, these are the "3" four pin connectors that i am trying to explain, i tried to take a picture of the single one connected to the cpu and the other two that seem to be almost connected to each other right beside the sinlge one thats plugged in. hope these Pictures help, i also included a picture of the PSU Box with the descriptions.



http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/tracklegend/PS...
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May 14, 2010 6:14:56 PM

ATX12V connector "4pin" or the ATX12V connector 8 (4+4) is for the CPU,are you trying to plug these in?
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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 6:45:05 PM

robjamar said:
ATX12V connector "4pin" or the ATX12V connector 8 (4+4) is for the CPU,are you trying to plug these in?


Yes sir, tried all three and still a no go. :( 
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May 14, 2010 7:11:52 PM

Can you see the fans turing on?
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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 7:47:35 PM

robjamar said:
Can you see the fans turing on?



yupp all fans turn on.
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Anonymous
May 14, 2010 8:59:00 PM

I'd also like to add that the front panel connectors are all connected appropriately, but there are three LED ligts on the motherboard, the manual states that depending on how many are lit determines what phase the cpu fan is running at or something. Mine only shows two lights lit up, so might that mean that the power supply isnt powering it up enough to have all the lights on or display anything on the screen? Thought the power supply would have been more than enough to power this. Here's a description of what i'm talking about.




http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/tracklegend/Mo...
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Anonymous
May 15, 2010 4:17:33 PM

I'll give every 4 pin connector a shot, if it doesnt work could it be anything else?
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Anonymous
May 15, 2010 11:55:25 PM

I have an update that may help solve the problem, i switched out motherboards to a AsRock 775i6G and DDR ram and everything works, computer boots up properly. Could it be that the processor i have doesnt fit into the MSI p-43-c51? When i go to DXDIAG it tells me that the processor is a "Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80ghz (2 CPUs), ~2.8ghz". The MSI motherboard i bought says it supports Pentium Dual-Core processors and it has a LGA775 socket. Is it possible that i bought the wrong motherboard for the processor? any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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May 16, 2010 1:40:18 AM

The mobo supports

Model
Brand MSI
Model P43-C51
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo

If this is your CPU

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz, 512K Cache, 533 MHz FSB

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27447


Then no that CPU will not fit the Socket 775 that CPU is a Socket 478



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Anonymous
May 16, 2010 1:58:39 AM

Niklas_13 said:
The mobo supports

Model
Brand MSI
Model P43-C51
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo

If this is your CPU

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz, 512K Cache, 533 MHz FSB

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27447


Then no that CPU will not fit the Socket 775 that CPU is a Socket 478




That CPU you linked is a single core though, dxdiag says Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80ghz, but it has (2 CPUs) there also. Wouldnt that entitle it being a dual core or something?
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May 16, 2010 2:10:41 AM

All pentium 4 CPU are 1 core with 1 or 2 Threads its a single core CPU

Your mobo needs Intel Core2 dual / Intel core2 Quad / or Core 2 Extreme
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Anonymous
May 16, 2010 3:01:53 AM

Niklas_13 said:
All pentium 4 CPU are 1 core with 1 or 2 Threads its a single core CPU

Your mobo needs Intel Core2 dual / Intel core2 Quad / or Core 2 Extreme




Here's a screenshot of the DXDIAG. So this processor is single core? and thats the problem I'm having?

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/tracklegend/DX...
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May 16, 2010 8:33:17 AM

that is your mobo what CPU do you have post the model #
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May 16, 2010 5:08:06 PM

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He said he has a Core 2 Quad at 2.6ghz. Not a socket 478 Pentium 4. LOL



Scratch the whole core 2 Quad cpu thing lol.

Thats the problem i dont have the oriinal box the cpu came with and i dont have any idea how to find out the exact model number of it. All i can do is show you the Screenshot of DXDIAG telling me what the cpu is. Unless you have another method of how i can find out what cpu it is?
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May 16, 2010 11:04:28 PM

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He said he has a Core 2 Quad at 2.6ghz. Not a socket 478 Pentium 4. LOL


Look in the Pic he posted that's not a Core 2 Quad :)  It looks like one of the 2 CPU in this list

http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=27461,27459,27447,


BTW where is your 2 cents on the problem :)  I might not be a top geek expert but hell i am trying to help ( So my lights half on ) lol
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May 16, 2010 11:07:17 PM

tracklegend said:
Scratch the whole core 2 Quad cpu thing lol.

Thats the problem i dont have the oriinal box the cpu came with and i dont have any idea how to find out the exact model number of it. All i can do is show you the Screenshot of DXDIAG telling me what the cpu is. Unless you have another method of how i can find out what cpu it is?


http://en.kioskea.net/faq/25-identify-the-processor
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