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Motherboard or PSU issue? HELP!

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March 22, 2012 1:51:13 AM

Hello,
When I press the power button, an led on a fan just flickers.

Build:
CPU: Intel C2D e4400
Mobo: AsRock ConRoe1333-1394
PSU: Topower ZU500W
GPU: MSI HD6450
Case: Xion XON-180

A few parts I had on an old Pentium 4 computer and they worked perfectly.
These are all the new parts.

Also, I've found that if I unplug the ATX 12v 4-pin connector, the PSU starts up, and provides power to the motherboard only, not the CPU. I test the PSU on another computer. It works fine. I actually found that it has a slight generator hum when it's plugged in. But, when I plug it into the 20-pin mobo connector and 4-pin ATX, the hum stops, and it won't work. I swear it's the motherboard... but I don't want to spend more money.... :'( 

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March 25, 2012 11:34:13 AM

Please check the RAM. Is it the power LED that flickers?
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March 25, 2012 4:54:44 PM

mahroofali said:
Please check the RAM. Is it the power LED that flickers?


I checked. DDR2-5300 ram. it's compatible.

And no, the leds flicker on fans that are connected.
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