Hello, been struggling with this new system that I'm building. Well, actually its two systems that are frustrating me.
Problem 1 - old system
The problems began last night with my old system - after noticing its temperature was 50-60 celsius when at CPU was at 10%, I decided to apply some Arctic Silver 5 that I had. Being a 4-year old Q6600, the pins on the stock fan posed some difficulty on reinsertion and I had to struggle a bit.
Result - No display signal, no beep on boot, no beep after removing RAM, no light on ethernet cable. But all fans whirling, other lights on.
After trying this and that, I thought I must've damaged the motherboard somehow.
All plugs in, but no power on. No fans, nothing spurs to life. Motherboard seems to have no light bulb so that isn't very helpful.
Plugged PSU to another motherboard - light bulb is on.
Plugged a different PSU to the new system - same result (nothing happens, no beeps).
I noticed that for this motherboard (H77) the pins for the case (pwr switch, reset switch, P LEDs etc) are arranged differently than the other motherboards that I own. Is my case incompatible? (intuition would say no but..).
I'm leaning towards a motherboard issue - faulty, static damage etc.
The case used in both are identical. iCute tower case, unsure of model number, 4 years old.