I am building a new computer out of spare parts for use as a Linux Firewall. The parts are:
Asus P5WD2 Premium motherboard
Intel P4 Processor 660 LGA 775 3.6 GHz with stock fan
1 GB Corsair DDR2 800 MHz RAM
Rosewill 450 Watt RV430-2-FRB-S Power Supply
40 GB Samsung ATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon X1950XT 512 MB GDDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card
I have used all the parts before except the motherboard and processor. I just pulled the Power supply, Ram, from the computer I was using for my firewall but wanted to turn into an XP Gaming machine with a 500 GB SATA hard drive. I used this graphics card in my last build until I did a full upgrade so I know it works in both XP and windows 7. I used this RAM with 1 other identical stick and 2 x 1 GB G-Skill 800 MHz sticks in the previous firewall so I know they work. The issue is that when I power this setup on, I get NO display on the monitor, no POST beeps, the hard drive does not spin up when it had the power connected. However, the CPU fan spun, chassis fan would spin, the GPU fan would spin, and if I held the power button in, it would turn the computer off. Currently, the only things connected to the motherboard are: Powersupply to the 20-pin and the 4-pin connector by the processor, speaker wire from the case, and power switch from the case. I have also removed the CMOS battery and the RAM but still get no beeps or any indication that anything is happening. However, the RAM that I was using, it has LEDs along the spine and they light up when I first turn it on (when it is inserted into a memory slot of course) but then go out after about 15 seconds.
I have tried a separate speaker instead of the case speaker but still got no beeps or anything when it turned on. Any ideas?
All the parts I have previously used before were in working condition when I added them to this setup.