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Built New Computer And Cant Get It Working!!!! Please Please Please Help Me!!!!

By awsskater892
Dec 6, 2006
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  1. Hi, I built my new computer today, and it wont work!!! it turns on fine, but nothing comes up on the monitor, and the monitor says "no signal". I thought it was a problem with the videocard, but now im thinking its somthing else because i cant open the drives and cant turn it off useing the power button, or reset it useing the reset button. also the lights are lit up on both dvd drives, so i def. think somthing is wrong. Im really mad too because i worked my a** of to get the money to build this computer, you can see how upset I am. somthing I think might be a cause is my powersupply does not have a "atx12v" coard on it, but my motherboard does. I dont know if that would have any effect on it, but maybe. please help me out, i really could use help. below are all the parts of my computer, if you could look and possibly see any problems that would be great. thanks soooooooooooo much- Nick

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

    Power Supply: APEVIA (ASPIRE) ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply

    HD1: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache

    HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

    Video card: XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card

    RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    Motherboard: ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard

    DVD Burner: SONY Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM

    Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Your motherboard MUST have a 12vATX connection from the power supply or you will not be able to post.

    I just checked the PSU maker's site here, and it does have a 12vATX power cord. Find it, pop it in and you should be good to go.
  3. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    well.... would you find it gay if i told you I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOL i feel so stupid!!! and i just unconnected EVERYTHING. you are a god to me!!! thanks so much, p.s. I FEEL LIKE AN *****!!!! lol
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Just gotta hope DonNegal wasn't flattered by that lol!!!!:)
  5. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    lol!
    but now i have another problem, windows wont set up, my computer just keeps turning off once the set up starts. I know its not the power strip that its plugged into because the monitor stays one. please help
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Are you able to get into your bios (and not have it crash on you)?

    Can you give us a detailed description of when it turns off, and exactly what is happening? i.e., complete shut down, or freezing, or rebooting?
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Don't worry DonNegal, he sussed it and is busy installing at the mo (hopefully)!!!!:)
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