First time build gone wrong and I need help

By hockeynutz
Mar 27, 2010
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  1. hockeynutz

    hockeynutz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    That might explain it.
  2. Midgetmax

    Midgetmax Newcomer, in training Posts: 63

    did not even think of those cases, forgot that they made those. i have never worked with them so it didn't even cross my mind but i remember seeing one at a computer shop i worked at for a little while. you try using the new PSU in the old DELL?
  3. hockeynutz

    hockeynutz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    No, but I will in a little and I'll again be back with the results.
  4. rislyy001

    rislyy001 Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    I know nothing on this, so hope you have good luck
  5. hockeynutz

    hockeynutz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Tested the raidmax PSU in a device that calculated its voltage and it is giving out a steady 120V, give or take one volt. I will test the raidmax PSU in the old dell machine soon.

    Edit: Sorry I looked at wrong option, testing it right now to see how many killowatts are created it should be around .02 or .03 within 6 minutes so I'll be back with results.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    WTF are you talking about? 120 volts in the AC line voltage.
  7. hockeynutz

    hockeynutz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    So just recap on everything: power button led comes on, system will be given power without the cpu power connection put in(does not post but power actually runs through the motherboard and powers the fans and optical drive and hard drive), Phase Led 1 is on, I don't know if the others are supposed to be on, Both debug leds are off which means according to the manual that there is a cpu/chipset problem, standoff is not touching the back of the motherboard(any more), I have used new thermal compound for the cpu fan and cpu and that did not solve the problem, motherboard does not beep at all, hard drive leds do not come on and holding down the power button on the front for 4 or more seconds does not shut down the system, I have to use the power switch in the back.
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    Like captaincranky, I'm confused a bit. 120V is from the wall socket. The PSU is basically a transformer that should be taking in the 120V and putting out 12V, 5V and 3.3V on its various leads.
  9. am2567323

    am2567323 Newcomer, in training

    help

    i remember i had a same problem
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    My confusion extends well past yours. I'm at the point with believing that the 2 PSUs and the mobo /CPU are destroyed and need to be RMAed., and the new parts need to be taken to a computer shop for assembly.

    Two pages ago, I flatly stated the that "hockeynutz" had no business putting his hands inside a computer. Nothing that has been posted since has disposed me to believe otherwise.


    OR, this is just a mythological problem on a mythological computer and the OP is just trolling for attention.

    Frankly, I'm leaning more to the latter. See ya!
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    I'm stubbornly trying to eliminate or confirm the PSU is the problem but it's rough going. If not the PSU, then the motherboard is definitely a likely candidate.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    And Here We Go to Page Four......

    Sorry man, "stubbornly" is not a synonym for "foolishly".
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    And it's not mutually exclusive either. ;)
  14. hockeynutz

    hockeynutz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Sadly, this is not a mythological computer and this is a real problem. Doesn't it seem like what is happening to me is like a myth? Lol. I think right now I'm leaning toward it being a motherboard problem/psu problem because it doesn't really seem like there is much evidence of the CPU not working like it should. Agree or disagree?
  15. seanc

    seanc Newcomer, in training Posts: 284

    Could well be a combination of all 3.

    I second captaincrankey's opinion to get a 3rd set of parts and get somebody who is qualified to build the computer for you.
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