Setup a new barebones system

Msi (motherboard) / K9n2
June 17, 2009 at 17:04:07
Specs: Windows Vista
I just setup this barebones system.

I got the ram in, power supply hooked into the hard drives, motherboard and other mother board slot. I also installed the CPU.

When I turn it on the fans spin for a second then nothing happens. Any idea why this is happening?

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June 17, 2009 at 17:17:23
Your link doesn't work.

Apparently you didn't benchtest the hardware before installing it in the case?

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June 17, 2009 at 17:39:29
I fixed the link. The system was prepared by Tigerdirect and other buyers report a successful setup.

Something is stoping the system from starting up. I hit the power button, the fans spin once and then nothing happens. So a sudden burst of power is going through the system then dieing.

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June 17, 2009 at 17:46:18
Phenom 9500? I didn't think you could even get those anymore? AMD yanked them due to the TLB bug & replaced them with the 9550 quite a while ago.

"The system was prepared by Tigerdirect"

So you're saying the CPU, HSF & RAM were preinstalled in the motherboard & the motherboard & power supply were already mounted in the case?

If not, you should have benchtested.

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June 17, 2009 at 17:57:30
No, it came in parts and I assembled it. This isn't my first PC build.

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June 17, 2009 at 18:07:37
"This isn't my first PC build"

OK, so you're saying that you DID benchtest then? Because an experienced builder knows you don't just slap the hardware in the case without 1st pretesting it. An experienced builder knows that just slapping hardware in a case without pretesting is a waste of time because if the system doesn't boot, he (or she) would have no idea if one of the components is defective or if he (or she) may an error during assembly.

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June 17, 2009 at 18:16:59
I did "benchtest" it... I only have the mobo, processor and one stick of ram hooked up, just trying to get it to POST.

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June 18, 2009 at 13:39:44
Start with simple power supply diag web page how to's.

If power supply will stay on then install in system again as you have now. Try the paper clip jump again in system. If powers on then one of two things. Either power supply is not holding on fast enough. (some boards won't return signal fast) or board is doa and won't return signal.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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