picked up fx6300, m5a97 r2, 16gb of ram, and an ssd to upgrade my comp. alas, it did not boot after installing the new components.
old system was:
500watt antec earthwatts
first boot attempt was a fail, so i tried minimal connections (1 stick of ram, keyboard, gpu, cpu)
i have 4 sticks of ram and 4 dimm slots so i starting mixing different sticks in each dimm slot - no post
ruled out ram
reseated heatsink/cpu - no post
decided to use usb flash feature to update to latest bios incase the cpu was not being recognized.
bios update was successful, but still no post
tried switching gpu to other pci-e slot - no post
tried using an even older graphic card (9600gt) - no post
is it the mobo? cpu? did i do something to break it? i've probably built a dozen computers, first was an amd xp 2100+ so i've some experience.
one difference between this board and my old is the 12v connector for the intel is 4 slot while the amd is 8 slot. i dont know if this could be a factor in any way.