|Hey, and thank you. I'd like to think of myself as pretty computer literate. But It has been a while sense I've upgraded my computer to PCI-E. I baught a product from newegg.ca, a jetway board:(http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153169)|
to start me off on this upgrade as well as a 1GB EN9500GT gpu, planning on upgrading my CPU+Mobo soon enough and using the old card for SLI, but anyways.I had to buy a new Powersupply (my old one was 250w) up to a 450W for the GPU (and a ram upgrade from sd 2 ddr2), and I never really hurd of SATA either. So had to buy a new IDE drive sense the mainboard did not support the old IDE cables I was used too. But i've got the power molder adapter for the Powersupply too the harddrive and the mainboard came with the data hook-ups for SATA-2.
So finally after probally a month of waiting I was finally ready to test out the new parts, screwed everything in, have the manual, and plugged what I thought was in the right place (I've worked with computers most of my life). So everything was set to go, I didn't install my PCI-E Gpu yet because I wanted to check BIOS first, figured it had to be enabled first. So I tried the moniter (one I'm currently looking at) in the onboard video. Pressed the power button and not a sound, the LED on the main board powered up and was green fully. Wasn't really listening for any harddrive 'sounds', but I neglected that for the fact my moniter was having no signal with the LED just blinking on and off. So I unplugged a few thing unneeded (usb 2.0 4 the front pannel, anything on the front pannel really, harddrive, ect) just trying to access the bios screen of my mainboard, but no dice. No soudns either. I believe my computer has front speakers, and I'm not sure if it's me not setting my jumpers right, but I know the power/reset ect are all set up correctly. Than I started to think it might be my RAM, I'm not really sure at all. But It's very frustrating lol, just becuase i've been waiting so long, and if its just a mobo dud that is past warranty to send it back.
What I'm looking for is some help to what this problem might be, or what it exactly is. I'm pretty sure I didn't expose the motherboard to static, though I do have cloth (stitches) on my left hand that might have rubbed accross it during installation, but again, really, I highly doubt it was static that did this. Because I'm swapping from old mobo, to new mobo each time I'm trying the new parts and the old system seems to be working fine elsewise I wouldn't have been able to write this message ;-]. Anyhow, thank you VERY much for your help in advance, this has been a struggle sense these parts arrived from day one trying to get them up and working, jesus.
CPU - MOBO = ( in the newegg link above )
RAM = 1.5gb PC2 DDR2 4200U (can't find the MHz on them, but was thinking that my board might not support them or something.. )
Again thank you very much.