A tech told me that I blew the mobo by installing the wrong PSU. Is this true? Is the Antec BP350 PSU the wrong PSU for an Intel DG41RQ Mobo?
Problem: No display. No beep on boot. (With or without external speakers connected.) Mobo green lights, case and cpu fans spin. PSU connections look ok
Removed RAM - no beeps (should be 3)
Tried booting with either stick – no beeps
Removed CMOS Battery for >1min and replaced. No effect
Might be BIOS issue?
-Full CMOS Clearance (out for >1hr) then BIOS recovery?
Possible bad mobo, CPU or memory? (likely)
Mobo shorting on case? (doubtful)
Meter test PSU? (PSU should be fine for requirements of PC)
Mobo, processor and RAM were replaced in the spring of 2009
Intel DG41RQ Motherboard
MicroATX form factor with the Intel G41 Express and ICH7 chipset. Supports 1333/1066/800MHz FSB, up to 8GB of DDR2-667/800MHz memory, Intel High Definition Audio, integrated gigabit LAN, and an available PCIex16 slot.
Chipset: Intel G41 Express
Front Side Bus: 800/1066/1333MHz
Memory Type: DDR2-667/800
Could it be that it has a 20 pin power connector so it cannot be used on DDR2 or DDR3 systems which require a 24 pin power connector? I came across this in the amazon user reviews but that doesn't seem right.