well this is my first post and to be honest I think I already know the answer im going to get.
I built my self a new system specs are
AMD Bulldozer FX-6200 6 Core 3.80GHz Processor FD6200WMGUSBX
4gb DDR3 1333MHZ RAM
segate 200gb system drive
seagate 1tb slave drive
windows 7 ultimate
450 watt psu
right ive had the sytem up and running for a few weeks with a few unexpected shutdowns when Ive went to boot it back up i've had the occasional time where its refused to boot up lightson fans spin but no display.
today it shut down again now it refuses to boot up when everything is connected again lights on no one home nothing on the display. if I disconnect the hard drives from the power it will boot up and go into bios.
If the sata cables are unplugged and theres power on any hard drives it wont boot up.
I unplugged the dvd drive ( sata ) and used the power plug from this into one of the harddrives again lights come on fans spin but no display
so at the moment im thinking my power supply isint playing game would this be anyone elses thoughts?
I have tried a known good harddrive again just power plugged in and it wont display
whats confusing me is I can leave power to the dvd drive and it will boot to bios but if I power a hard drive even with no sata cable plugged into the motherboard it wont boot.
does the harddrive take more power?
anyone else had the same problem?
am I correct in thinking the power supply isn't putting out enough juice?
it not the power supply itself that bad. it that the 12v line on that power supply is over loaded. the 12v line powers not only the drives but the cpu and video cards. when doing a build use the free wattage/power supply guilds online. if the guild calls out for a 500w unit buy a 600w unit so you give the power supply some head room as it ages.