Ok, checked the video card, both DVI and VGA one at a time on two different monitors. I tried a normal PCI card (first was PCIe if I didn't mention it). I thought it was odd that I didn't find any connectors to plug in the cable labeled PCIe from the PSU.
I checked the standoffs.
The CPU is a Pentium D, which oddly enough doesn't have any pins, just contacts, went in smoothly and is seated correctly. The heatsink is installed and the CPU fan works.
When I bought the parts, I searched for the board by the processor, and the box says it is compatible (LGA775 for Intel Pentium D).
I went through the manual three times, but I didn't see any jumper settings except for the CMOS reset, which oddly enough isn't three pins, it's two.
I distinctly remember the thermal pasting and it being all over my fingers, so yes.
I assume you mean the 4 pin connector right next to the CPU? I had a fun time with that one after I installed a massive heatsink that prevented me from being able to touch it. Still got it in there and clicked in place with a little creative maneuvering. What confuses me is that the PSU has a 20 pin connector with a 4 pin part that connects to the main part, then also that other 4 pin connector.
Yep, I cleared the CMOS just a few minutes ago.
Unfortunately the only components I can test are the ones that are disconnected. This is my first machine with DDR2/Pentium D or a PCIe slot. I assume DDR2 RAM isn't compatible with older DDR motherboards, is it?
With a lot of trial and error I'm coming to guess that it's the RAM, so I'm going to head over the local computer store and get another DIMM.
Thanks a lot for the help, and don't worry, I've learned the hard way about those "duh" moments.
Edited by rndmtxt, 06 October 2005 - 04:32 PM.