1. Did you use thermal compound between the CPU and the heat sink?
Yes I did, I put to much on the first time so I completely cleaned it off, reset the chip, made sure no grease got where it shouldn't be then I put a rice size bead of grease on the CPU, used my finger to spread it evenly all around on it.
Then I snuggly secured the heat sink to the CPU, I hope not to snug, I did get the impression that it should be fairly secure so that the heat is carried away from the CPU.
2. Is the fan on the CPU heat sink spinning when you start up?
Nothing happens when I press the start button. Nothing what so ever. There is a led light lite by the connectors that connect the front on/off buttons to the MoBo?
However, when I hit the reset button in the front all the fans and lights turn on for a second including the CPU fan.
3. Is you RAM properly seated?
I did check that again and it seems to be properly seated. I'll check it one more time.
4. Did you check all of you connection?
That I know of, yes I went over all the connection to make sure that they are connected correctly.
5. Did you put the copper stand offs between the case and the MOBo?
Yes I did. I heeded your first warning and made sure that I found the spacers and put them on correctly.
So, all the basics checked and still no start. I'll check them again cause what else can I do.
Can you put the heat sink on to tight? I did make sure that it is secure.
Power supply seems to work sense the lights and fans go on when I hit the reset button.
Can't think of anything else.
But I really would like to get the new PC up and running. I'd love to see how much better it performs than my old clunker.
Edited by Johnz414, 22 March 2008 - 08:39 AM.