Fresh Computer build wont turn on
Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:17 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:39 PM
s it possible that i may have shot my MB/CPU?
I regret to say - YES
What is now connected to the Motherboard, is the ram in place
Also of you go back to your post 18
First of all I'd want to apologize for being a complete computer nub >.<
I was confusing the PCI-E cords which were 6+2 with the 4+4 ATX2 power cord. Right when i noticed what i did the cup fans powered up and the 2 LED's at the bottom stayed lit (normal) but i've yet to get the BIOS to come up on my screen via VGA cord or HDMI. So far so good, if i can get the BIOS to come up I'll be in business.
The monitor only says "No VGA/HDMI input" depending on what mode i have selected. Any ideas?
*edit* was trying to get a visual from MB and not GFX card, switched em and now i got the BIOS up and running. Thanx ya guys for helping me out with everything. And if someone can lock this thread that'd be great ^.^
and the one on post 26.
Then most clearly something has happened since.
Have you been changing BIOS settings?
If not then I am regretfully of the conclusion that either you have handled components without taking anti-static precautions and the static charge in your body has taken out a vital circuit.
THIS IS A VERY STRONG possibility, if you have not been aware of anti-static precautions.
There is really no way that building a system of that quality should have een attempted with a static discharge
That graphics card in addition to the motherboard slot requires a
Dual MOLEX to 6-pin PCIe power adapter
Is that connected
I really appreciate that you must by now be feeling rather despondent.
I can only assure you that you will not be the first person to damage components when building a system and certainly not the last.
Finally I recommend, for your own good, that you seek more direct help than can be given here.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 14 September 2011 - 02:57 PM.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:45 PM
*edit* i tried changing the bios once before (to accomadate my 2TB HDD) but due to its ineffectiveness i reverted back to its default settings, but other than that everything was as it came. is there any way of knowing which, if any circuits have be affected by any kind of static discharge? and if this has happened would a replacement MB fix it entirely? also about the GFX would i just need to buy an adapter?
*edit 2* i would rather replace my $100 MB over my $300 CPU
Edited by cgarretson, 14 September 2011 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:21 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:40 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:23 PM
You do not need to buy an adaptor the card came with an adaptor, two four pin molex to PCIe , however are you sure your power supply does not have the required lead.
Why does the PCIe power adapter have two plugs at the end that plugs into the power supply?
Most newer power supplies come with a dedicated 6 pin PCIe power connecter. If your power supply does not have one you must use the PCIe power adapter (shown below) and connect both 4 pin Molex power connections to your power supply. This will ensure a reliable flow of power to your graphics card and maintain system stability.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:30 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:37 PM
Are you saying you did not connect the PSU to the card
Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:46 PM
Edited by cgarretson, 14 September 2011 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:57 PM
I am still not certain you have the gist of this.
The PSU has a 24 pin connector to the motherboard and an 8 pin connector to the motherboard for the CPU.
We are not talking about either of those.
I do not have time to check your PSU again, but I think the 24 pin will also separate into a 20 and a four, HOWEVER your motherboard uses the 24 pin.
We are talking here about the connector to the Zotac card which will look like the black end of the adaptor lead supplied with the card. YOUR PSU has one of those leads.
Two other matters to consider.
For that system to boot you must have ram installed in
Memory module must be installed in DDR3-A2 or DDR3-B2 to boot the system.
That is NOT the first ram slot when looking to the right of the processor.
SEE YOUR motherboard manual. A2 and B2 are the second and fourth slots when looking at the motherboard so that the ram slots are top right.
Secondly if the CPU has overheated the system will not boot until you do one of two things.
The easist is to clear the CMOS, using the jumper.
Again see your motherboard manual.
Good luck with it.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 14 September 2011 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:01 PM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:37 AM
It is now some 6 days since your last post on this matter.
In view of the fact that quite an amount of time was spent helping you, we would be greatly obliged if when you get chance you would kindly update the htread with how matters are progressing.
Thank you and we hope that you have been able to make some progress.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:15 PM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:32 PM
Your studies are as I know, albeit from years ago, the important aspect of your life.
The computer can wait.
I was just concerned that you were having serious problems.
The advantage of a discharge strap, is that you can work with it attached to a good earth.
If you rely on the touching the case method, it is so easy to forget, having moved around on a good static generating surface, and then pick up another component, with a good static charge in your body and the static will find the most simple path to earth.
The safe precuation even with a wristband is to work on a non static generating.
A carpet is one of the worst.
Good luck with the stuidies.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 22 September 2011 - 05:37 PM.
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