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Old 12-22-2004, 11:54 AM   #1
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Question New system, no startup

Hi, i have just put some money into upgrading my pc (or basicly making a whole new pc) on my own. This is my first time building a whole new pc for myself, i usually just gradually replace the parts as i need them, although i have never encountered the problem as follows.

I have purchesed these items and fitted them with all the precautions.
A Gigabyte GA8S655fX-L (socket 478) motherboard
512mb DDR PC3200 400MHz Ram
Intel P4 2.8ghz socket 478 processor
Gigabyte PCU21-VG 3D-Cooler Pro (with cpu paste)
and a basic (but brand new) 500 watt psu.which i bought afterwards

I have left the following items:
256mb graffix card
40 gb maxtor hard drive
Case
Floppy drive , CD drive


The first time round i fitted al the items making sure i missed nothing.
Conected all the wires properly and then conected it to the power. When i whitched it on however, all that happend was the led's lit up, and the fans turned on, the hard-drive dident start up neither did the moniter. I heard no startup beeps from the sytem speaker. I them reset the bios by taking out the battrey on the motherboard for a few mins, then tryed again, still no hope. I then took out the whol emotherboard and evry thing that is needed for it to start up, and assemled it onto an anti-static surface and tryed again. still no hope, i then tryed replacing the ram with anouther stick of the exact type, changed the grafix card. I also bought a 500 watt psu as at the time i only had a 300watt. All this did nuthing. After that i sent away the processor for a new one, fitted it into the same motherboard(with the paste) and tryed to startup again with no sucess. I then came to the conclusion that it had to be the motherboard and sent it away for a replacement, i got the replacement and fitted it to the case with the processor adn evrything else all with the same anti-static precautions. I still have the same problem even though i have replaced almost evrything.
I am realy stuck on this one and maybe anyone out there has had the same problem and knows the solution. ANy help would be very much apreciated, thanks
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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take it to some one who can build a pc i dont think u have has the start up wires in rite our maybe something, take it to someone else o r u from england
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:05 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:13 PM   #4
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NO WAY near me i am in blackpool i was going to say go to someone who can put them together u may be able to but just double chek m8 its worth it.
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I am prety sure i have the wiring correct , but i will have to see what my friend says, as he has built a few himself.
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:39 PM   #6
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ok gd luk come bak and tell us no lying lol
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:14 AM   #7
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Did you move the jumper which zeros the bios to the on position? Most new boards come with the jumper in the zero position to save battery life
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hmm, i did think about that , ill check it out, thanks for the suggestions btw
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Yes, good thought Gary. Also, did you seat the RAM just right, that can cause problems, and sometimes even WITHOUT a BEEP CODE!!

Well GL, update us with stats!
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