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gamer 324 Jun 29, 2006, 07:42am EDT Report Abuse
First ill state the problem.
After i turn on my PSU, it makes a small noise indicating that its turning on ect.. After i hit the switch in the front of the case to turn the pc on, it dont boot, nor does anything happen on the monitor or the led on the front of the case. As far as i know, i have everything plugged in that is required to run the pc, but still nothing. I have messed with the front power switch jumpers and so on, but i cant get anything to happen.

I have researched this problem on multiple forums from googling and still come up with nothing.

Pc specs:
NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ DC manchester CPU
Raidmax X-1 case
Thermaltake 480w Silent Pure Power PSU
2gig of ultra ram

and i think thats all that really matters. If im missing something let me know so i can come back and reply. But thanks for your help in advance ://.

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Sean Costello Jun 29, 2006, 07:53am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
what graphics card do you have? because it could possably be from a insuficient amount of power.

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gamer 324 Jun 29, 2006, 07:59am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
sorry i knew i was forgetting something. Radeon 9800pro

edit: i also removed the 9800pro and tried to boot without it, and stil lthe same problem persists.

Sean Costello Jun 29, 2006, 08:20am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
ok, cause 9800Pros are too power draining at all so thats not the problem, does your computer start all like for a split second?

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gamer 324 Jun 29, 2006, 08:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
Ok great i found the problem. I didnt install the standoffs, which i didnt think would cause it not to work but low and behold, they do matter -_-.

but now i face another issue (haha). My mb is set to boot from the mb i would assume or pci, but all i got is an agp slot, so i have to find a way to switch it to boot from my agp.

I think i need to find a PCI slot gfx card to boot up my pc so i can switch it over to agp.

Sean Costello Jun 29, 2006, 02:29pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
Did you look around in BIOS for it? (Press Delete On Boot)

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gamer 324 Jun 29, 2006, 04:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
I cant get a picture on the screen to get in the bios.

Update: I have tested out a PCI card and an AGP slot card, both wont turn on the monitor. I know for a fact the monitor is good, because i had it hooked up to my laptop at one point as an add-on for my screen (which im on now).

Im not sure where to go from here, this blows everything ive done to bits. I dont know what to try / do next. Still no picture on the monitor.

gamer 324 Jun 29, 2006, 05:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
I would like to thank you Sean Costello for trying to help me the best you could.

I fixed th problem. I started to get frustrate and my cousin got off work. I gave him a call and he told me to call the local radio shack and as for a certain guy. I talked to the guy briefly and he said off the top of his head he thinks it would be a memory issue.

So i removed 1gig from my pc leaving 1gig in there, and low and behold the system lives!

So anyone experiencing monitor problems on first bootups, dont forget to check your memory or remove / move them around and see what you can come up with.

Fixer Jun 29, 2006, 06:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: New Build Problems
You are a very lucky person, if i had done what you did i would have popped everything lmao.



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