Thermaltake Tsunami case
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 MOBO
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU
Patriot PC2 6400 2x1 GB DDR2 800 RAM installed in slots 1&2
ATI Radeon 1650 Pro PCI-E GPU
Antec Tru-Power Trio 650 W PSU
All items are new, original problem was that after 1st boot, system would not post at all. Per Gigabytes directions, removed MOBO from case and tried running system on the bench, still no post.
RMA'd MOBO, installed into case, along with other components and still having the same problem, no video display, wont' post, not even a beep from the MOBO, all with a known good monitor and speaker.
All 4 cooling fans operate OK (2 case, 1 each CPU and GPU)
CPU is a known good unit, it operates OK in another setup.
As far as I can tell, the MOBO has 3 separate power inputs, ATX 24, ATX 8, and PCI-E 4 pin connectors, these are all secure. Have I overlooked another power input to the MOBO somewhere?
Because of the cases rear panel I/O flimsy plastic device holders I have used screws to secure devices to the case, this, I have noticed, causes the GPU to very slightly cock itself in the MOBO. Could this be my problem??, have I fried the card as a result of this? for what its worth, the GPU fan does operate...would a bad GPU be the sole cause of no video at all?
How come no beep from MOBO folks? Wonder if this MOBO has a built in spkr? I do, however have a known good speaker hooked up to the MOBO's audio output jack........
Whew! enough questions for you good folks out there??...........LOL .......PLZ. HELP !!