I ask because I cannot get the mobo to power on properly (spins fans for a second then cuts out). I have rma'd it once and they said it worked fine with them. I'm left with either the cpu being defective or my psu not being man enough (I know the psu works as it's powering this computer I'm writing on).
I've tried it with only one stick of ram, no peripherals or gpu plugged in etc, basically every way you can imagine and still I can't get it to work.
The PSU is from a different system and although overpowered for that system, I got it for such a good price I couldn't refuse.
I'm unclear about whether there is enough power on the rails to power up my mobo and cpu - the fans all spin for a second or two then shut down. The board was tested by Overclockers earlier in the week and they said it was fine, so I'm left with either the cpu or the psu being the problem.
I know the psu works as it's fine in my old system, I would like to know whether it should work in my new system (which it seems you think it should) in which case the cpu would seem to be the problem.
I just have a niggle that dead cpu's are a rarity and that my psu may be the culprit.
I tried booting with no ram and don't get any beeps. I've tried the ram in different slots, one stick at a time, with different sticks. I 'breadboarded' as above (as I always do) but I can't get the damn thing to work. They said they updated the bios for compatibility with my components when it went back to overclockers, but that has made no difference. Everything spins up for about a second, then turns off. It's very frustrating.