Basically, upon powering up, I see two issues. 1) The CPU fan is not spinning and 2) I get no picture on the screen at all.
I do not know whether to think these two things are related. Does my motherboard control the fan speed on it's own and not start it till the processor has been running for a bit (and I tried to plug the CPU fan into a SYS-FAN slot and it DID run constantly...)?
Everything else looks fine. I get LEDs on the motherboard, all the other fans work (even the graphic card ones) and both my drives are working. I have to use a DVI to DVI-I adaptor to plug the monitor into the card, but that shouldn't be a problem, right?
Anyway, I have already browsed forums and tried a ton of things and I would like some more ideas for things to try.
Not long ... I saw nothing was appearing and turned it off. However, I was working on it and got an UPDATE:
I took it all apart and started again. With only the cooler/fan, 1 stick of RAM, and a video card, I got pictures!!! It runs the Gigabyte loader screen then goes to something about disk load failure and"please insert operating system disk" (I imagine it has to do with no HD being plugged in). Only thing is .... this is on my old desktop's Geforce 7300.
What does this point to? Possible DOA graphics card? I plan on putting it back together with this old card and getting it to run fine. Then trying the new card one last time.