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  1. conduit

    conduit sup

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    i recently purchased/recevied some computer stuff, and im having some trouble.

    my specs are
    xfx nvidia nforce 680i LT SLI motherboard
    intel Q2C Q6600
    4GIG OCZ Premium
    nvidia 8800GT
    600W SLI Certified PSU

    When i installed everything, and booted, the computer wouldn't post, nothing appeared on the monitor and the monitor light was flashing as if it had no signal.

    What could be causing this problem, and how would i fix it? :bowdown:
     
  2. etech

    etech New Member

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    Take out all but one stick of ram. Double check to make sure it is seated fully.

    Reseat your video card, double check the power connections, do you have the power connections to the motherboard and the video card and make sure they are the right ones.

    Then try again, go into the bios if it does boot and set the memory voltage to what OCZ specs for your ram.
     
  3. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    Common error is plugging the 4-pin CPU power cable in wrong. Unplug it and make sure you have it in the right direction.
     
  4. conduit

    conduit sup

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    Did all that, and nothing.

    I ended up buying an asus p5k motherboard, and now it wont turn on.
    It turns on for a split second, than off again.

    I tried two different psu's and nothing, the same thing happends.
    Any ideas?
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm guessing that you're hearing the cpu fan/psu fan/case fan all turning on?

    If so, this sounds like a graphics card issue. That card requires the special 6-pin lead from your power supply. If that's plugged in correctly, then the card could be bad, based on everything else you've already done.
     
  6. conduit

    conduit sup

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    No the fans dont turn on, one of my fans has a blue led and for a split second when i press the power button i see it turn blue, but other than that, there are no fans that are turning on :noes:
     
  7. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    send it all to me and Ill put it together

    and then conduct extended stability tests




    but if nothing is coming on its probably a power issue, BTW what brand is this 600W SLI certified PSU?
     
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    Something is plugged in wrong. Maybe backwards.
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    And you didn't think to mention that before?

    :slap:

    For sure could be a power supply, provided you're plugging the power and reset connectors onto your motherboard correctly.
    You need to be sure of this, before you rma another part that isn't bad.

    :squint:
     

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