I recently purchased a new motherboard (ECS P4M800Pro-M), a new CPU (Intel Pentium D [email protected]) and some ram (1024mb DDR Corsair Ram) in order to upgrade my prehistoric computer i have at home.
I started off by installing the motherboard, followed by the installation of the CPU + Fan and finally connected all my drives and made sure everything was connected. Everything at this point was fine... until i arrived at the Front Panel Switch (the thing that controls your case LED's and Power Switches, etc).
The problem i am facing is that when i push my case power button, nothing happens. I have rechecked all the connections many of times and everything seems to be in place. The only thing i can think of is that the Power SW that connects to the Front Panel isnt installed correctly. In my mobo manual it says to connect the "Power SW" to slots 6-8. First off, i dont even have a Power SW, but i do have a DC. SW (which i assume is the same thing). Anyways, even so... i connected it and still nothing happens. Im wondering what the manual means by (+) vs (-) on the switches and if that plays a role.
Please help me figure this stuff out. Give me suggestions or maybe diagnostics on what my problem actually might be? Who knows, maybe the PSU is crapped? Although, it's a 350w PSU that i have recently bought. Also, theres not much heat in my computer - i dont even have a graphics card or anything like that - so i dont think it could be that. Feedback is welcome..
Thanks ahead of time