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My computer will not boot HELP PLEASE

By Pipes1985 ยท 10 replies
May 31, 2003
  1. I just got a new computer and built it but when i turn it on nothing happens. I have reset the CMOS and checked to make sure that everything is seated correctly. Currently I have all components hooked up as follows:

    Abit IC7 mobo
    Geil PC3500 Dual Channel Ram
    2.4C Pentium 4 800 FSB
    WD Raptor HD
    52x CD burner Lite On
    Alpha heatsink
    Radeon 8500 GPU

    Any help would be appreciated

  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    i do not think your motherboard

    supports 400mhz fsb......therefore you may have the 400mhz version of the p4 and not the 800 mhz version
  3. Pipes1985

    Pipes1985 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have the 800FSB version. I just bought it off newegg
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    If your motherboard only supports a 400mhz FSB and you have an 800mhz FSB..... that is a hell of a bottleneck I would think.

    When you say you can't boot up, do you mean your computer will not turn on? Or that you can get to a certain point of the boot 'POST' process? How far can you get? If you are able to get into CMOS settings then make SURE that your CMOS is set for 400mhz FSB since that is all that your motherboard can handle. You may want to check those settings.

    I really don't recommend a 400MHz FSB motherboard when you spent all that money on a 800MHz FSB. I'm pretty sure you can run your system fine with PNP set at 400MHz, but still that means your not getting half the speed that you could be getting.
  5. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    not that

    it's just that the processor comes in two versions, 400 and 800.........make sure there are no conflicts.......but, your motherboard only supports the 800mhz version
  6. Pipes1985

    Pipes1985 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a 800 FSB processor look at the specs above.
  7. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    all i said

    was to check............i know what you thought you had..................could have been a simple mistake..........a non booting computer mistake.........
  8. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    now check your power source........YOU built it right?.........examine all the pins .....memory snaped in...............and, establish a checklist ........even if it means a teardown...........what a drag.........and man, you built a great foundation to put a little house on........p4 2.4..........but, intel is pricey.......oh well, cya
  9. Pipes1985

    Pipes1985 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My processor only cost me 180 so it wasn't too bad. I actually think that the CPU or Mobo was DOA because i have checked everything like ten times. I know you probably think that i am a person who doesn't know anything about computers but.... I do know a lot and i know all the things you are telling me none of them work.
  10. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    that's not true

    you asked .......i answered.....simple as that...........but, to be quite frank........this is my last post to nor i need the got a handle on it ..........handle it
  11. novicegamer

    novicegamer TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Check to make sure all your switch wires are connected properly.Sometimes they look right but are oposite of what they show
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