|Being a little cheap and new at building computers, I decided to use parts of my Dell Dimension 4700 case: power supply, hard drive, and cd drive. I replaced the old motherboard with an MSI G31TX-P21 and the processor with an Intel Pentium e6500 and also adding an EVGA GeForce 9500 GT graphics card.|
When I press the power button, the system seems to work. Fans spin and LED lights are on, but as for the monitor, when I turn it on it goes back to hibernating. I've looked up countless things for the source of this problem, if my parts are compatible, etc, but I keep coming up to a dead end. Here are the things I've tried to no avail:
1. Taking out the Graphics Card and turning it on.
2. Taking out the RAM (just 1 or both).
3. Making sure the MoBo isn't grounded.
I don't think the processor is incompatible. Maybe it's the Power Supply? I think it only powers 250v. I thought it may be because the graphics card had insufficient supply, but when I took the card out for the onboard video, it was still blank. I know Dell creates specific things for their products(for example, the Front Audio Panel wire has no where to go, but I don't think it's that essential) but I'm not sure how impossible it is to upgrade it...
For now, I'll replace the Power Supply and Hard Drive... doubt it'll do anything.
Help would be greatly appreciated.