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Old 10-21-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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ok this is what happened, the first comp i ever got was a dell but when i wanted to upgrade i was forced to get a new case and motherboard which i did so i had a dell case with a motherboard, 1gb ram and not much else so today i put a new 2.8 GHz cpu in and a new hard drive so i turned it on and nothing happened, what am i doing wrong?
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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Nothing Nothing or just power but nothing on screen...? Also please list complete specs.
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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P4 2.8GHz socket 478, 1gb ddr 266mhz, radeon 32mb gpu, hitachi 80gb hard drive ide, not sure what the motherboard is and what it used to be was P4 2.26GHz and a 40GB hard drive everything else is the same, theres nothing on the hard drive yet cause its brand new so when i turned on the comp i tried going into the bios but nothing comes up on the screen, its just stays blank
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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DOes your computer power up at all?
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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well the light on the front comes on but thats about all it does
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:25 AM   #6
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do mean like the monitor doesn't even show anything at all or does it just go to a black or white screen?
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Okay.... the first thing that came to mind was Dell's proprietary power supply. The plug on it is like a normal ATX plug, but it's completely different in terms of what wires are connected. Is there a second plug attached to it or anything else out of the ordinary?
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Check your memory, be sure its in there right,
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well the light on the front comes on but thats about all it does
Any beeps?
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Old 10-22-2005, 10:19 PM   #10
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nope no beeps
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