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#1 JPHarvey

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:51 PM

Howdy all, new to this forum..

Recently built a PC (P4 630 (3Ghz), Gigabyte GA-8i955X-Pro, 2GB Corsair RAM, ATI X800GTO 256MB, Audigy 2 ZS). Anyway, was running quite hot when playing BF2 (due to the ambient temps in the room) so I bought a Thermaltake SI-120 with the bracket. Pulled everything apart and installed the new heatsink and a panalo fan, then put everything back together...plugged it in expecting the best...and...NOTHING!

Pressed the power button and all that happens is the fan (just) starts to spin and then stops - no power light or anything. So i pulled everythin out and just tried it with the CPU and MB power connected (and the power switch of course) and same thing - nothing.

I took al the precautions - anti static wirst strap connected to pc case, antistatic mat (like what comes with the MB) - there is no visible damage and I was gentle when I did it... I will try the PSU from my old PC, but this one is only one month old (Thermaltake 430W) so what is going on!! Dont really want to fork out more $$$$$ for a MB or PSU..... PLEASE HELP!!!
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:36 PM

Make sure the power plug to the MB is secure and did not become lose. Becareful when replacing the PS in a Dell. They use a special/non-standard PS and you can dmage your MB.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:05 PM

Nah, the Power Supply is secure (like a glove) and it's not a brand name PC (eg. Dell, HP, Compaq, Ipex etc...)
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:08 PM

Is the power button on the correct header??
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:35 PM

Do you mean the pins on the board? If you do then yes, the (-PW+) pins - according to the MB manual and it is around the same way as when it was working before (before I installed the SI-120). I swapped it around last night just to check and nothing that way either....:thumbsup:
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:34 PM

Cast me down into the pits of PC noobdom....My apologies for wasting your time. I tried the other PSU and everything seemed to work OK. I then thought it must be the thermaltak PSU, but I looked closer and still had an FDD power cable connected to an internal USB hub....it was one pin off....how embarassment...
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 04:50 PM

It's all good. It is more times than not the little things that get us.
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