Still having problems after replacing cpu, motherboard and ram

By Mr_Sam
Jul 6, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I have just installed a new gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard with 2gig of Kingston valueram 667mhz ddr2 and a Intel Pentium 4 presscott 3.0ghz cpu. I connected everything as it should be and decided to use the onboard graphics of the motherboard to start with. When i tried to boot it up but the fans spin and the drives spin up for about 8 seconds before the power cuts off. I thought this is the power supply as it may be underpowered at 350 watts but the only other PSU i had to test with is only 300 watts so i couldnt rule out the PSU. Could anybody tell me what could be wrong with this pc as i need to get it fixed asap.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You need to make sure that you connect the 4 or 8 pin CPU 12 volt connector to the motherboard socket near the CPU
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  4. Mr_Sam

    Mr_Sam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The issue has been resolved now. It turned out to be a faulty power switch.
    Thanks for the replies,
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