Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Computer build help.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
EliteNewbz

EliteNewbz

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts
I've tried
http://www.geekstogo...ems-t28727.html

but none of it helps.

Okay so I recently purchased all my parts and I use a

Mobo
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059

Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150229

q6600 (quad)

Ram
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156062

PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817148027

basically, nothing will show on my screen. :S

The way you connect your power cables to fans/HD's/optical drives do not matter correct?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
Hi there,

The way you connect your power cables to fans/HD's/optical drives do not matter correct?

There should be only one way a power cable can connect to a component.

If nothing is coming up on the screen, then we need some further information.
  • Do you get any kind of power at all? Do the case fans spin? Video card fan spin? CPU heatsink fan spin? Hard drives power up? Lights come on (case, motherboard)?
  • Have you tried reseating the video card? Pulling all PSU cables out and plugging them back in again? Reseating your RAM?
  • What monitor do you have? Do you know it works? Could it be a faulty cable between the monitor and the computer?
  • One last thought, that PSU is very cheap, I wouldn't be surprised if it has taken out some components.
Let us also know if you have tried anything else other than the table-top build. Of course, if nothing comes up on the screen, I would be tempted to think the video card is faulty. Are you able to try it in another computer? Are you able to try another video card (known working) in your new system?

Cheers

Troy
  • 0

#3
EliteNewbz

EliteNewbz

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts

Hi there,

The way you connect your power cables to fans/HD's/optical drives do not matter correct?

There should be only one way a power cable can connect to a component.

If nothing is coming up on the screen, then we need some further information.
  • Do you get any kind of power at all? Do the case fans spin? Video card fan spin? CPU heatsink fan spin? Hard drives power up? Lights come on (case, motherboard)?
  • Have you tried reseating the video card? Pulling all PSU cables out and plugging them back in again? Reseating your RAM?
  • What monitor do you have? Do you know it works? Could it be a faulty cable between the monitor and the computer?
  • One last thought, that PSU is very cheap, I wouldn't be surprised if it has taken out some components.
Let us also know if you have tried anything else other than the table-top build. Of course, if nothing comes up on the screen, I would be tempted to think the video card is faulty. Are you able to try it in another computer? Are you able to try another video card (known working) in your new system?

Cheers

Troy


Everything comes on, all the power turns on. Reseating the videocard still doesn't work. Reseating ram doesn't work. I have an old CRT that I'm using right now (reusing this monitor for a different computer). I can't test the video card on another computer because this one doesn't have a PCI Express slot. (and the only other video card I have is AGP and the mobo has no AGP slots :))
  • 0

#4
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
Hi there,

Then my guess is the video card is faulty. You should be able to return/exchange it if it's a recent purchase.

Troy
  • 0

#5
EliteNewbz

EliteNewbz

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts
Could be, but the fan on it and everything turns on. :S
  • 0

#6
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
Hi there,

After a little research on the problem, it might help to try swapping your RAM sticks around. If you have two sticks, try booting with only one etc...

Let me know how this goes.

Troy
  • 0

#7
EliteNewbz

EliteNewbz

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 41 posts
Finally got it to turn on.

IT goes on for a little bit then it just randomly shuts off...

Does that mean the PSU is likely the failure?
  • 0

#8
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
Hi there,

What did you do to get it to turn on? Do you see the POST on the screen? How long is a "little bit"?

It's possible the PSU is faulty, I have mentioned it as a possibility as it's rather "cheap".

Troy
  • 0

#9
Seltox

Seltox

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 254 posts
If it's turning on for a like one-two seconds then shutting off, it could likely be that you havn't plugged in the CPU power on the motherboard. This is usually to the left of the CPU and will be a 4 or 8-hole plug thing.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP