Can't get new build to post
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:38 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:01 PM
Have you connected both the 24 pin main power connection and the 4 pin 12V ATX connection to the MB?
Did you do a bare-bones set-up outside of the case first to test all components "how to" below;
First remove the MB and do a barebones set-up on a piece of cardboard (make sure it is larger than the MB) only connect the PSU, the GFX card, 1 stick of Ram and the keyboard.
IF your MB doesn`t have a power test switch you will then need to short out the 2 power on pins on the MB header to get the PSU to activate, you can use a small flat bladed screwdriver or a paper clip bent into a U shape, this is perfectly safe if you do not touch anything else, the idea is to see if we can get a BIOS screen if you do you can then add one component at a time until you find the problem component, you must power down and remove the power cord from the wall before adding a component, second suggestion try a known working PSU, it is not unknown for new components to be bad, third suggestion try and loan an ordinary PCI graphics card (not pci-e) again to try and get a BIOS screen.
Other things worth checking include, if you used stand offs beneath the MB are they in the correct locations (only where there is a screw hole in the MB) otherwise the MB will short out, check for stray screws or bared wires for the same reason, make sure the jumper cap that can be used for clearing the CMOS is not missing or on the wrong pins and finally try a new or replacement CMOS battery.
See attached .jpeg for an example header on the MB showing the the pwr sw pins to short to activate the PSU and MB.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:19 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:27 PM
MB specs http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188017
Ram table http://en.wikipedia....wiki/DDR2_SDRAM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:49 PM
That graphics card has only DVI connections, what is the monitor connection., and which conversion adaptor are you using if such is necessary
Also you never actually specifically answered the question - are you sure all connections are right.
Have you, as phillpower2, asked connected the 4 pin from the psu to the motherboard for the CPU
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:43 AM
Is this your first ever build?
I would suspect in the folowing order
1. Have you connected POWER to the graphics card, I think that Fx1400 has a direct power connection from the PSU
2. . Incorrect placing of CPU did you ensure mark on CPU matched mark on CPU socket
Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:02 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:02 PM
We can solve many problems on Geeeks to Go, but I think we may have struggled to solve that one. - not knowing until NOW of course that it was second hand.
Good luck with it
I know that my colleagues would wish to convey the same as well. In case they do not get chance to get post while you are still subscribed to the thread.
We do not close topics on Geeks to Go, so if you have any problems just post back on this topic - relating of course to the new build.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:08 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:03 PM
In respect of the new hard drive, there is in my opinion, merit in having the drive partitioned, so that the Operating System, is kept separate from your personal data.
I indeed have this drive - a 500Gb on Win 7 professional - four partitions
1. Win 7
2. Win XP ( I am NOT suggesting you would want to do this - I only have it that way so that when I get an XP assistance request on here, it is easy to refer to or send a screneshot.)
3. My personal files of docs etc.
How you manage the installation on your present drive and the new one is of course largely dependant on the capacity of the existing drive and that of the new one AND of course the age of the existing drive and perhaps most importantly, besides its specifications - its perceived health state.
If for instance any bad sectors were reported - even ONE at 512 bytes, then you do not want anyting on it.
When you can tell us more of your intentions and what you have and what you are buying we will be better placed to advise you.