computer not starting up
Posted 31 May 2008 - 04:40 PM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:56 AM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:21 AM
Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:26 PM
I used my friends power supply and my computer turned on. I had his power supply outside the case and plugged only the 4 pin cpu connector and the other big connector to the mobo. I did not connect the gfx card or anything else. Even though the computer turned on, I heard a very loud high pitch noise coming from the psu. I immediately turned the power supply. Why was there a high pitch noise? Also, what new power supply do you recommend?
If the squeal was coming from the PSU you've just borrowed and it didn't do that before, you basically either have dodgy electrics or a seriously damaged motherboard. Don't plug anything else into that board.
As well as what you've linked to, you may need some DDR2 memory as well. Plus the P31 chipset is a bit behind now, you may want to consider a P35 or an X38 chipset instead on the basis that if you're going to get that quad core, you may well pair it up with current day technology as opposed to what is effectively old hardware.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 02:17 PM
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