|So i recently built a new rig from scratch... This is what i have:|
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
So i put it all together, installed xp, and it kept throwing errors...
i ran memtest, and it seemed one of the sticks of ram was bad... i rma'd the ram, got the new one in and still errors...
we tested the sticks one by one, as well as other sticks(not sure what kind, these worked perfect on my friends computer) and the problem seemed to be that it couldnt run dual channel memory, but seemed fine when only running 1 stick of ram...
next i ordered a new mother board:
ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
and swapped it over and now nothing will start. the led on the mobo turns on when the power supply is on... when i press the power button, nothing happens except the fan attempting to turn on but never does.
so my question is is going on? lol my ideas are either a doa mobo or a faulty psu.
if anyone has any ideas (ie: incorrect jumpers[left them stock] or anything) plz let me know and thanks in advance
im tearing my hair out for this