ide cable problems

By Rich88
Aug 4, 2006
  1. When i have my drives hooked up to just the power supply they will come on.
    When i hook the ide cable up to the drives they will not power up or anything.
    This is a new build....i tried autodetecting in cmos but nothing...
    AMD athlon 64 3500+
    Epox nvidia nforce 4 sli motherboard..
    512mb ddr ram 400 watt power supply...
    new video card will not detect but old video card will.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    what brand PSU? and how many Amps does it deliver on the +12V rail?
  3. Rich88

    Rich88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    not sure what brand it came with a case.....15A on +12v
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Your problem is probably your PSU. PSU's that come with the case are usualy crap and are substandard units. And even if it were a quality PSU 15A is marginal for trying to run newer systems.
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