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ATX mboards are always powered in some places as long as live AC is being supplied to the PS (and the PS is switched on if it has a switch), regardless of whether the computer is running. You must remove the AC power to the PS whenever you install or remove any connection or component that plugs into the mboard or the PS connectors inside the case, otherwise you may damage something.
Make sure you have everything connected properly. Don't rely on markings beside pins on the mboard - they can be confusing. Consult the manual.
Your power supply must have at least the minimum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! )
If that info is not in the ad for the video card, you can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. Some power supplies have two or more +12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total +12v current capacity.
If you're a gamer...
In most if not all cases, the max capacity rating of the PS is an intermittent rating. It's recommended that you do not load your PS to any more that 80% of that rating if you are going to be using something that puts a constant load on it, such as playing a recent game for hours on end. In that case, you multiply the min capacity stated for the system with the particular video chipset on the card by 1.25 to find the min. capacity of the PS you should get.
According to this
BX80571E6500 E6500 2.93 GHz,1066FSB,L2:2MB,rev.R0 0405 1.02G
BXC80571E6500K E6500K 2.93 GHz,1066FSB,L2:2MB,rev.R0 0403 1.02G
In order to be able to use the E6500 or E6500K cpu, the PCB (Version or Revision) must be 1.02G (or higher).
The bios version must be at least 403 for the E6500K; at least 405 for the E6500.
If the bios version the mboard has isn't high enough, the mboard may not boot.
In that case, you, or a tech, would need to install a cpu the present bios version already supports, flash the bios, then you install the E6500 cpu.
It's usually very difficult to determine which bios version the mboard has if it won't boot such that you have video . You can't go by the date you bought it and from that determine the next oldest bios version on the web site, because the mboard may have been sitting on a shelf in (a) warehouse(s) for some time. The only thing you can determine from that is the bios version can't be one that was released after you bought the mboard.
There may be a date when it was manufactured on it's box or on a label somewhere, but I doubt that, or tthe bios version may be stated on a label on the box or on the mboard or on the bios chip itself but I've NEVER seen that.
If those are okay, both cpus require a 1066mhz fsb. They may not run unless you use all 1066mhz ram.
Some ram manufacturer's modules do not strictly adhere to the JEDEC standards that most mboards bioses use to determine ram settings.
In that case, the ram settings in the bios Setup that the bios has automatically chosen may not be correct.
Check the ram settings in your bios - the ram voltage, and the ram timing numbers - those should be the same as for the specs for the modules themselves. Often the ram voltage and timing numbers are printed on the label on the modules.
If the voltage setting or timings settings in the bios are different from the specs for the ram, change them in the bios. The timing numbers must be as close as you can get to the same, or slower timings (higher numbers = slower) - you won't notice the difference the slower settings make.
On top of that, many bioses won't automatically set themselves for 1066mhz ram - they default to 800mhz - you have to set 1066mhz manually.
This mboard recognizes a max 2gb module per slot.
If you have a mix of different modules
- don't mix ram that different voltages are specified for - the bios will force the ram to use the lowest voltage, if "by spd" or similar is used (default settings) - ram that a higher voltage is specified for is more likely to not work properly in that situation.
- the bios settings must be those for the slowest timing settings of all the modules, or slower (higher numbers = slower).
If you have brand name ram, did you check to see whether the ram you're trying to use is in a list of brand (compatible) part numbers for the new mboard ?
It is easy to test for incompatible ram that has caused your mboard to fail to boot.
Make sure you have a speaker or speakers or the equivalent connected to the mboard so you can hear mboard beeps (see your mboard manual if you need to).
Remove the AC power to the case/power supply.
Remove all the ram.
Restore AC power.
Try to boot.
If nothing else is wrong, you will get no video but you will hear a pattern of beeps that indicate no ram is installed, or a ram problem.
E.g. for an Award bios or a bios based on one, that's often a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously.