I have some really weird computer problem. Here it goes...
This morning, I had my:
computer case A (Antec P182):
P5Q Pro motherboard
4gb corsair memory
gtx 260 video card
750 watt "Zeus" silverstone PSU
This morning, my computer worked fine, I played some games on steam, sc2 and used outlook.
Now, I bought an extra case:
Computer case B (Antec Sonata III incl. 500W PSU)
I decided to put the contents of my case A (P5Q, E8400 and memory) into case B.
Then, things get exciting... I put some brand new:
I7 860 processor
2x 2gb gskill memory F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL "Ripjaws PC3-12800 DDR3 1600, CL9-9-9-24)
along with my old but worthy gtx 260 into case A (P182).
I hook up every cable, and decide to power this machine (case A).
Unfortunately, I dont even get to hear the PSU fan. There is a LED behind the 750W PSU. When i connect the cord, the Led becomes orange. When I power it, i hear a faint buzzing noise and the led turns red for "failure". The fan on the PSU does not move.
Upon seeing this, I decided to verify the jumpers for the power and reset buttons. They are fine (cant mess up with Q-Connect dongle).
I check the memory, its well installed. I try to power up again, it fails.
So I decide to power my case A machine with the 500W PSU that came with case B. I perform all the necessary connections. Unfortunately, I get the same results. The PSU does not start.
Now, I really dont know what the problem could be.
I dont want to RMA to newegg.com the motherboard, processor and memory until I know which piece is defective. I dont even know how to determine where the problem is.
I really need some expert help here.
On a side note, I connected the case B (500W psu with e8400 and so on) and it boots up without any problem. Its also my 3rd homemade computer (others being successful).
So, your current "Case B" works fine with both PSU, but "Case A" with the new components works with neither?
This to me would suggest a connection problem. Have you installed all the components correctly? Plugged in all the necessary cables to the motherboard and video card? CPU fan power connected to the motherboard?
I find it helpful to install the absolute minimum required to get the pc to post into bios, once that's ok then worry about things like HDD.