Having problems building a new computer
Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:18 PM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 08:56 PM
As to your pinouts from the case, recheck them but this could well be a function of what you're trying with a 20 pin connector tied into a 24 pin socket. You can actually pull all of your case leads and bridge the power switch pins on the board with a screwdriver to start your machine. Remember, they connect to a momentary switch so you don't need to bridge the pins for more than a brief second.
Good Luck & Regards.
Edited by Rockster2U, 20 May 2005 - 08:59 PM.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:01 PM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:40 PM
As to your most recent question - what I posted earlier ......
note - pull was intended to mean remove or disconnect
You can actually pull all of your case leads and bridge the power switch pins on the board with a screwdriver to start your machine. Remember, they connect to a momentary switch so you don't need to bridge the pins for more than a brief second.
edit: I guess I should be more specific just in case this is new turf for you. Locate the two pins for the power switch in the bank of switch and led connectors that you have your case wires (power, reset, hdd led & pwr led) connected to. You can disconnect all of those wires and use a flat bladed screwdriver to make momentary contact by touching both at the same time for a very brief second. That will start your machine if all else is correctly setup.
Edited by Rockster2U, 20 May 2005 - 10:51 PM.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:52 PM
I only brought that up since someone was kind enuf to post it in another thread about power supplies, and it seemed appropriate for this one. gonna hafta go read up more on this sometime...
Edited by audioboy, 20 May 2005 - 10:54 PM.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:59 PM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:24 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:40 AM
I ask since I dont know a lot about the particular settings for AMD chips, so I dont want to steer you in the wrong direction...
dual channel ram usually needs to be loaded in the correct slots (paired up) to run in full dual channel mode. if not in the correct slots (which depends on the mobo), they will still run, but in single channel mode.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:43 AM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 02:46 PM
Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:48 AM
It was the duel channel memory that was causing the problems and when i took a second look at exatctally what pins i was touching with the screw driver i got the buttons to all work...hehe funny mistake but at least i didnt fry my processor or something!! thanks a ton guys the comp is running kick butt like now toodles and good luck sloving all these computer problems!
Your memory was preventing your computer to start? First I'd ever heard of it. Usually you hear beeps when there is a hardware problem (1 repeating long beep when you have a memory issue), but at least the computer would start. Maybe I am misunderstanding something.
Posted 25 May 2005 - 10:00 PM
Consider yourself fortunate - its not uncommon.
Your memory was preventing your computer to start? First I'd ever heard of it.
Edited by Rockster2U, 25 May 2005 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 27 May 2005 - 07:41 PM
So, I assumed that when you have everything else working except for memory, then it will still power up and then beep at you. Hence, it's the first I've heard of it...
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