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May 21, 2011 6:53:16 PM

My build:

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill RV2-500 500 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400

MASSCOOL 8W501B1M3G 90mm Ball CPU Cooler

2 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV125-S2/30GB 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HITACHI Deskstar 7K2000 HDS722020ALA330 (0F10311) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

This is the second computer with very similar specs that I have built. The first is working just fine.

The problem:
Push power button on case and nothing.

Attempted:
Put in old motherboard and it at least engaged PSU and the case/cpu fans (got blue video feed)
RMA-ed the new MB and I get the same problem.

Tried jumping the Green/black on power cable from PSU to board so that the PSU starts. Here are the voltages:
Orange: 3.39v
Blue: -11.09v
Red: 5.11v
Yellow: 12.05v
Purple: 5.08v
Gray: 5.11v
Brown: 3.39v

Plugged the power cable back on board and again jumped the Green/black. All fans start, but no video.

This is the second MB, so I doubt that is the problem. What should I RMA next? Maybe the PSU?

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May 21, 2011 7:20:31 PM

What motherboard are you using?
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May 21, 2011 8:31:54 PM

Sorry! This is the MB:

Intel BOXDG45ID LGA 775 Intel G45 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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May 21, 2011 8:47:17 PM

Do you have other ram sticks that you can use? My hunch was that your board didn't support 1066Mhz ram...it should just downclock your ram to 800Mhz but you might want to look there to see if putting different ram will get the system to post.
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May 21, 2011 8:56:42 PM

A new build with E8400 and s775 motherboard?? How?
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May 21, 2011 9:38:50 PM

crewton said:
Do you have other ram sticks that you can use? My hunch was that your board didn't support 1066Mhz ram...it should just downclock your ram to 800Mhz but you might want to look there to see if putting different ram will get the system to post.



I don't have another stick to put in, but I can try to get one. Would this explain the fans and PSU not even starting when I push the power button? If I try to start it without memory on board, should it at least post?

Thanks,
John
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May 21, 2011 9:40:06 PM

geekapproved said:
A new build with E8400 and s775 motherboard?? How?


Sorry,

I don't understand the question.
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May 21, 2011 9:57:00 PM

He's asking why your "new" build is using 5 year old parts. As for posting, my experience has been it won't do anything without the RAM. I've had others tell me it should start fans/beep codes but I haven't seen it.
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May 21, 2011 10:17:07 PM

JohnRead said:
Sorry,

I don't understand the question.


LOL

Anyways, Rosewill is junk, I would suspect that.
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May 21, 2011 10:22:18 PM

crewton said:
He's asking why your "new" build is using 5 year old parts. As for posting, my experience has been it won't do anything without the RAM. I've had others tell me it should start fans/beep codes but I haven't seen it.



I figured as much, but I didn't really want to tell him to mind his own business. Thanks. I'll try to put in a stick of 800 and see what happens.

John
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May 21, 2011 10:24:18 PM

geekapproved said:
LOL

Anyways, Rosewill is junk, I would suspect that.



Thanks for the reply. I'll try a stick of 800 and if that doesn't fix it I'll try a different PSU.

John
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May 21, 2011 11:03:12 PM

JohnRead said:
I figured as much, but I didn't really want to tell him to mind his own business. Thanks. I'll try to put in a stick of 800 and see what happens.

John



It's a public forum, that YOU posted on. So you made it my business.

Still trying to figure out how you have a "new" build with 5yr old parts on a discontinued platform.
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May 22, 2011 2:07:18 AM

Cmon guys be nice. The guy has a legitimate problem.
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May 22, 2011 12:36:16 PM

I pulled a stick of Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) from another system and it still will not power up. I guess it is either the case or the PSU. I'll see if I can swap in a working PSU to see if it boots.

Also, since I did not buy the CPU together with the mobo, I guess I have escaped for now the stinging indictment of some of the other reviewers in this forum as pertains to my moronic choice of components.

Thanks a lot.
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May 22, 2011 12:54:49 PM

Glad your finally going to try my suggestion which should have been the first thing you tried anyways. Quick thinking.
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May 22, 2011 1:24:33 PM

Yes. I'll try that. You helped me out with this hardware issue, so I'll try to do the same. In your last sentence you used a possessive adjective where you intended a contraction. I guess I could add something here about the moronic abuse of the English language, but I think I'll just leave that.
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May 22, 2011 7:35:38 PM

JohnRead said:
Yes. I'll try that. You helped me out with this hardware issue, so I'll try to do the same. In your last sentence you used a possessive adjective where you intended a contraction. I guess I could add something here about the moronic abuse of the English language, but I think I'll just leave that.


Zing!

Try to remember that while he may have been an ass about it, he did take the time to give you sound advice...
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May 22, 2011 8:56:23 PM

striker410 said:
Zing!

Try to remember that while he may have been an ass about it, he did take the time to give you sound advice...



Yes, he did. And if I need to replace my PSU I will probably order an Antec. I used that in my last build, and it seems to work well with the board. I wasn't so sure of the Roswill, but thought I would give it a try. Guess that was a mistake.

Thanks again all who replied.

John
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May 22, 2011 11:06:42 PM

So it was a bad psu? At least that isn't too bad to fix.
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May 29, 2011 11:37:00 AM

Turns out the PSU did not work with that board. It worked with my other (similar) Intel board/system. Go figure.
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June 8, 2011 12:31:31 AM

Best answer selected by JohnRead.
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