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February 15, 2012 1:01:37 AM

I built a computer ( ga-ep35-ds3l; intel q6600; 650 watt power supply; 1tb hdd; radeon hd 5450 vid card; and 8 (4x2gb) 667 ram ). I turn it on everything comes on like the mobo lights and it make a long almost distorted beep and a sec later the led goes off on the mobo but the fans are all still running, i need help i have no idea what it could be, and there is never any video displayed on the monitor

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February 15, 2012 7:08:10 AM

I once made a horrible mistake plugging a 6pin PCI power into the 4pin MOBO connector, i ruined a £200 MOBO. back in the day. =P
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February 15, 2012 1:28:56 PM

i made sure everything was hooked up all leads pluged in and i there is still one long distorted beep and eveything shuts off except for the fans
a b ) Power supply
February 15, 2012 1:40:50 PM

Try just using one stick of RAM if it boots you may have a bad stick. I would try each one individually. Also if you have a motherboard with onboard graphics and you are using a discrete card try removing it and use the onboard.
February 15, 2012 8:07:27 PM

I have never breadboarded and i will try but how do i figure out what the problem is once i do that
February 15, 2012 8:29:57 PM

does anyone know if any of the parts i put in are incompatible with each other
February 15, 2012 11:30:36 PM

i breadboarded it and still the same thing happens it turns on and makes a long beep and then the led lights on the mobo goes out but the fans are still running
a b ) Power supply
February 16, 2012 12:17:57 AM

Read your motherboard manual to find out what one long beep means.
February 16, 2012 2:36:41 AM

That's what I did first but there is no error for just one beep its one one beep followed by more beeps. I think that it might be the mobo, I removed the bid card and same thing happened, I removed all except one and it still persists so I used another psu and it still continued so it's down to CPU or mobo
a b ) Power supply
February 16, 2012 2:54:51 AM

All except one what? Have you tried different RAM?