Upgraded Computer Doesn't Boot Up
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: grantmilo-ga
List Price: $30.00
17 Aug 2006 05:26 PDT
Expires: 16 Sep 2006 05:26 PDT
Question ID: 756929
I upgraded my computer with a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics card, and power supply. Once everything was plugged in, I hit the power button and not much happened. All the fans are working, the cd-rom revs up, and there's a green light next to the 24-pin. But the monitor stays black, and the on-button on the front of the chassis doesn't light up. I double-checked and made sure everything is firmly plugged in, and even uninstalled and reinstalled the CPU and fan. Still, Frankenstein won't live. I'm pretty sure everything's compatible. Why won't it boot up? Motherboard: Intel D975XBXLKR 1066FSB Socket 775 ATX CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz 1066FSB 2M L2 Cache RAM: 512MB Dual Channel DDR2 PC4200 533MHz Graphics Card: XFX GeForce 7900GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-E Power Source: Thermaltake Purepower 2.0 500 Watts ATX12V 2.0
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Re: Upgraded Computer Doesn't Boot Up
From: tryitagain-ga on 17 Aug 2006 13:06 PDT
grantmilo-ga 1) It is very important that motherboard and cpu match. 2) check all jumpers 3) make sure jumpers for the voltage's are on correct ( not power supply but cpu jumpers ) 4) If all that is correct next disconnect all cards, cd drives etc. 5) leave only the video card keyboard & mouse and one mem card 6) you want to get it down bare bones so when you turn it on only the bios will come up if it does then you know you motherboard works 7) Then put each piece back one at a time first mem cards etc.
From: grantmilo-ga on 19 Aug 2006 23:44 PDT
Thanks for the comments... yep, everything's plugged in. Power supply should be fine. RAM is in the right slot, but there aren't any FSB jumpers other than the ones for sound, IEEE, USB, and BIOS. The BIOS jumper just has 3 settings: normal, setup, and recovery. Amazon sent me the motherboard without any documentation, which seems fishy. I also tried disconnecting all superfluous devices (sound card, hard drive, cd-rom, etc.) No change at all.
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