Start up problems

By Micster0311
Jan 14, 2005
  1. Start up problems:

    I installed a new mb, mem, processoe and video card into an existing system. Now I can't get it to "turn on". The led on the mb lights up. That's it. No fans, no nothing. Here is the setup:
    Asus P5AD2 E premium
    P4 3.0 g
    Corsair 512 mb x 2
    Ati Radeon X800XT
    Ultra 500w psu with adapter for 20 pin to a 24 pin mb plug

    Seagate 120 gb 7200 ultra ata100
    Liteon DVD rom
    Liteon Cd Rom
    Liteon Floppy

    I hate to sound like a noob, is it a requirement to run a raid setup on this mb?
    Any suggestions would be helpful
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You will have to reinstall everything from scratch. Your existing OS has all the hardware-drivers etc. from the OLD motherboard, and they won't work with the new motherboard, which requires new drivers etc.
    Put the old PC back together, make backups of your personal data.
    Alternatively, get a new harddisk, install everything new on there, incl. all the drivers from the mobo-CD. Install all the programs that you are going to use. Put the old HD in as slave, and transfer all the personal files back from the old HD onto your new HD.
  3. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That make a whole lot of sense. Thanks for the the advise. I will put it to use.
  4. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Installed a new Seagate 120 g sata hdd. Still having same issue. Aside from the green led on the mb, it seems like there is no power. Any ideas people???
  5. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No takers? Come on, someone has to have some background knowledge. I know it must be something simple. :hotouch:
  6. MikeAngelastro

    MikeAngelastro TS Rookie

    I remember having seen this problem in the past. But it was not a new motherboard. My solution was to replace the motherboard. Maybe your new motherboard is defective. Can you have it tested where you bought it?
  7. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I might be able to have someone local test. I bought it online. Thanks.
  8. Paul

    Paul TS Rookie Posts: 58

    reaseat those memory chips,remove and then replace,they may not be pressed down in the slots properly. :giddy:
  9. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm willing to try anything at this point. Thanks
  10. Paul

    Paul TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Do you hear any thing when you press power button on your box? You say you see your light on mb so you are getting power and the power cable is plugged in,check power to floppy if this is your boot.
  11. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There are no sounds when I turn on power to the box. Normally the fans crank for a couple of seconds and stop. Then you boot up your system. I don't even get that far. No fans, no nothing. If I take off the 24 pin adapter and install the 20 pin plug in the middle, the fan to the psu starts, if i place the plug towards the top of the female plug the chassis fan turns, and if i place it at the bottom, just the led on the mobo lights. Upon reading the mobo manual alittle more, the pcu requires a 12v version 2.0, my psu is a 12v version 1.2. That might be a problem.
  12. Paul

    Paul TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Thats your problem your power supply,you will have to buy a new one.
  13. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ordered a new one today as well as a new hdd. Might as well make it a raod system at this point. Once the system is up and running i will post the solution for future reference. :monkey:
  14. Micster0311

    Micster0311 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Solution to start up problems

    Motherboard was bad. Swapped it for a new one and bingo, it works. After all the pain and headache, just needed a new mobo.
  15. Paul

    Paul TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Glad you found the problem the light on mb must have fooled you to.
  16. jackd2

    jackd2 TS Rookie

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