Solved cpu, motherboard, ram and graphics card upgrade

July 23, 2013 at 15:27:15
Specs: none yet, none yet
Hi again. Was on here last week getting help compatible upgrades for my pc.. They arrived today and i installed them.. When i switched device on led's and fans came on for a second then off again.. I checked troubleshoot in manual and it suggested making sure everything was seated and plugged in properly.. Still doing same thing.. The pc was working perfectly that morning before i switched it off to upgrade it.. I also wore gloves working on it.. Any help would be great..
Upgrades below..

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H
CPU: i5 3570K
Ram: G.Skill DDR3 1866 4X4gb
Graphics: GTX 650Ti


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July 24, 2013 at 05:20:14
Please post the make/model of the PSU. Just stating that it's a 500W isn't enough info. And you do NOT need the 8-pin plug, as long as your PSU has a 4-pin ATX12V plug, you should be fine. But don't chance running your new hardware with an old/crappy PSU, make sure you have (or get) a good one. See what to look for in response # 2 in the following thread:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...



#1
July 24, 2013 at 00:06:55
Did you check that the existing PSU has sufficient wattage to support the upgrades?

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#2
July 24, 2013 at 01:06:33
How to benchtest
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

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#3
July 24, 2013 at 01:53:40
Thanks for the quick reply guys.. The power supply is 500w but just found out from reading bench test that i need 8 pin power plug.. My old system was dual core(4pin) and new is quad core(8pin). There are a number of what i think are spare power plugs.. Numbered P1- P10(2x2 and 4x1 plugs). Can i use combination of these or maybe an adaptor or is it new PSU?? Thanks again..

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#4
July 24, 2013 at 03:18:02
The ATX12V (4-pin connector) is enough for core i5 3570K chip.
Post the model number of your PSU.

Motherboard, CPU + Heatsink & single stick of RAM these are hardware which computer needs to make a POST. Make sure only the listed hardware are connected (add keyboard & monitor data cable).
Make sure to apply thermal paste like this
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/full...

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#5
July 24, 2013 at 05:07:43
Perfect thanks.. Started up fine.. Kept trying to boot couldn't i guess because windows hasn't been installed yet Should i still get 8 pin adaptor?? They are really cheap couple of $£

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#6
July 24, 2013 at 05:20:14
✔ Best Answer
Please post the make/model of the PSU. Just stating that it's a 500W isn't enough info. And you do NOT need the 8-pin plug, as long as your PSU has a 4-pin ATX12V plug, you should be fine. But don't chance running your new hardware with an old/crappy PSU, make sure you have (or get) a good one. See what to look for in response # 2 in the following thread:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#7
July 24, 2013 at 08:42:04
Below is all the info i can see on side of PSU..

PSU.. Antec 500w.. Model:BP500U .. Universal input and PFC

AC Input: 100-240V~,8-4A,50-60Hz

DC output: +5v +12v +12v2 +3.3v -12v +5v SB
Max : 30A 18A 18A 30A 0.5A 2.5
Min : 0.3A 1.0A 1.0A 0.5A 0A 0A

+3.3, +5V max. load:125W


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#8
July 24, 2013 at 11:40:14
It has dual +12v rails & is the amperage is a bit high on the +3.3v & +5v, but it should be OK: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/arti...

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#9
July 24, 2013 at 14:08:34
Many thanks again guys.. Your help has been invaluable..

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