Computer wont boot up, need help

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  1. Ev!L ErN!E

    Ev!L ErN!E New Member

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    I'm building my lil bro a new pc and its all put together but I can't get it to boot up, what should I do?

    specs:

    mainboard/cpu
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    Processor

    • One Socket 478 supports the
    -Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, 533/400 MHz FSB

    Chipset

    • VIA P4X333 & VT8235 chipset with following features:
    -Integrated USB2.0 Host Controller
    • LPC I/O -ITE IT8705F
    • System Hardware Monitor: Integrated in ITE IT8705F
    • LAN - VIA VT6103 (optional)
    • Audio - AC '97 Codec VIA VT1612A

    System BIOS

    • AMI 2Mb Flash ROM
    • Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
    • Support ACPI revision 1.0 specification

    Memory

    • 2 DDR DIMM Sockets & 2 SDRAM DIMM Sockets support (can not be used simultaneously)
    - Two 184-pin 2.5V DDR SDRAM (DDR200/266/333) or
    - Two 168-pin 3.3V SDRAM (PC100/133)
    • Maximum: 2GB

    Expansion Slots

    • 4 PCI slots, 1AGP slot, 1 CNR slot

    Form Factor & Layers

    • ATX (305mm*244mm), 4 Layers I/O Interface

    • Back Panel I/O Ports
    - PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors
    - Dual USB2.0 Ports and a LAN connector
    - One EPP/ECP mode parallel port
    - One 16550 high-speed serial I/O port
    - Audio ports (Mic, Audio-in, Audio-out and game port)
    • Dual PCI IDE interfaces - support four IDE devices (PIO mode 4, DMA Mode 2, Ultra DMA 100/133)
    • Supports 360K~2.88M Byte, 3 Mode FDDs or LS120
    • ATX Power Supply Connector
    • Ports, headers and others
    -IrDA header
    -Internal PC speaker header
    -CD ROM/DVD Audio Input header
    -4 Extra USB Ports
    -HDD LED, Reset Switch, Suspend LED, Power Switch headers
    -CPU and Chassis Fan headers
    -Wake On LAN header
    -Wake On Modem header
    -Keyboard Power On header

    • Integrate CMOS SRAM in VT8235
    • With CMOS hardware clear jumper

    • Integrate CMOS SRAM in VT8235
    • With CMOS hardware clear jumper

    Special Features

    • Supports Wake on LAN, Wake on Modem, Interrupt Wake-Up from Keyboard/Mouse, and Keyboard Power ON/OFF


    Video
    --------------

    ATI Radeon 9000 pro 128mb

    Sound
    ------------
    Sound Blaster

    Ram
    ---------------
    2 512mb sticks pc2700

    Case
    ------------

    ATX Gothic Mid Tower
    320watt ps



    Any ideas on why it wont boot up?
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    Does it even get power? How far in the boot-up process does it get? Did you make sure you plugged in the extra power supply plug (square 4-pin) into the motherbaord? Have you double checked your BIOS settings?

    It can really be a ton of things. I didn't completely read your list above, but to make it easier on yourself, just start with a video card and a hard drive and go from there.

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