Hi sublimistri, Welcome to Geekstogo!
It seems it may be a bad mobo, but checking the power supply first is the next step. Getting no action could be a sign of a bad PSU even if the motherboard's green light is on. Do you have another power supply you can test with? If it's a low wattage one, be sure to use onboard video or a regular video card that doesn't require lots of power.
Can you link or list the components name and model numbers so I can verify compatibility? Mobo, CPU, RAM, PSU
Also, when testing (cause I'm not sure how you do it) do this outside of the case... Try a bench test:
DO NOT hook up the hard drive, CD/DVD, case fans, lights, or anything else not mentioned above.
- Remove the motherboard from the case and place it on a piece of cardboard
- Install only the CPU with heatsink and fan (remember to use thermal paste and plug in the fan)
- Install only 1 stick of ram in dimm 1 (consult your motherboard manual for which slot is to be used)
- Hook up the Power Supply (there should be a 20 or 24pin connector, and a 4 or 8pin connector)
- Use onboard video, (if not available, use a video card)
- Use any momentary case switch, or have your case close enough to install it's case switch
- Make sure there is a case speaker connected, many modern motherboards have a onboard speaker
- Connect a ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor (if all you have is USB, that's ok)
- Power the system on
- Can you get to the BIOS? (Consult motherboard manual on how to enter the BIOS)
If the system does not power on, replace the 1 stick of RAM with the other stick. Are you getting any kind of beep codes? Do you get any video? Do the fans remain on, but no video?
Let me know.
Edited by Ferrari, 14 April 2010 - 05:09 PM.