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Ok the first motherboard is a gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 ..... weridly when i was beggining to connect the motherboard i weridly noticed that as soon as i plugged in the 20/24 pin connector into the motherboard it would power on.. i have tried another power supply just in case but same thing. The problem is it powers up for no reason and no the pin connectors are not touching even so with everything connected it still shows no boot screen. Is this fixable??
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Hi. I suggest you contact the vendor where you bought it. It may be in need of replacement.

Another course of action, review the manual that came with the motherboard. Gigabyte has tech support available through their web page (I have used it and they did respond). And finally over at
http://forums.pcper....isplay.php?f=11 you can check out this dedicated Gigabyte forum for an answer.
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Is the power on switch on the front of the computer connected up to the motherboard correctly? Can you try another switch to see if the original switch has gone bad and stays on? If the puter fires up even after checking and testing with another switch then it is probably the motherboard. This motherboard is not compatible with Nvidia 6600GT video cards. It is only compatible with 4X/8X cards. Also, depending what processor you are using the memory has to be a certain speed. The 400 bus speed processors will only run PC2100 memory, the 533 bus processors will run PC2700 or PC2100, and the 800 bus will support PC3200 memory. You may have the wrong memory although i think you would get some bios beeping if it was the wrong speed.

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Thanks for your replies.... but even if i dont have hardware in the mobo it powers up. All the hardware is compatible because i used to run it with them. Im ery puzzled
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I apologise for asking you to clarify something that already seems clear but....are you saying that the instant you plug the main ATX (20/24pin) connector from the power supply, into the motherboard, the system powers up?
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I apologise for asking you to clarify something that already seems clear but....are you saying that the instant you plug the main ATX (20/24pin) connector from the power supply, into the motherboard, the system powers up?

Exactley!..... and ive tried several power supplies
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Ok. I think I had better point out in that case, that you should NEVER connect or disconnect the ATX power connector whilst the external power lead to the mains is plugged in!
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Hrmmmm!!! does this mean its not fixable even thorugh repairs?
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No, I'm saying that the motherboard isn't necessarily broken.
If you connect up the power supply to the motherboard (with the external power lead unplugged), and then connect the external power lead, does the system boot up?
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