My Just-built custom computer will not turn on

By KillerSquirrel ยท 8 replies
Feb 13, 2006
  1. Hello, i am new to building custom rigs. The first time i turned my
    pc on it just will not do anything, I have installed the jumpers correctly, and the PSU cables and the PSU itself, and all the other hardware. Please Help

  2. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Check to make sure that your 'clear cmos' jumpers are set correctly from the factory. Some times, only occasionaly, you will have one with the jumper set to clear. What are the specs on your newly built machine please?
  3. KillerSquirrel

    KillerSquirrel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The specs are:

    Amd Athlon 64 3200+
    2 x Corsair 512mb
    Geforce 6600GT
    400W PSU
    PCCHIPS MOBO (not sure of exact product)

    Im not entirely sure on how to clear cmos jumpers..
  4. someone124

    someone124 TS Rookie

    what is the brand of the PSU? Wattage isn't everything, if it's a low quality PSU, then it could be DOA, or it will die once you get the system working, and take everything with it.
  5. KillerSquirrel

    KillerSquirrel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive found out the problem, i was using a rubbish motherboard :)
    thank you for your help though
  6. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Yes, it's just the fact that PCCHIPS is marked on it. If you hide the brand name with a Sharpie marker, it will work fine.(Joking ;-) )

    I would recommend you to go with MSI at least. Asus is getting so crappy now that MSI is turning both better AND cheaper. (Also it's easier to get them outside USA and China)
  7. KillerSquirrel

    KillerSquirrel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cool thanks for that
  8. Westmort

    Westmort TS Rookie

    I am having the same problem, its a custom built PC. I made sure everything was plugged in right tripple checking everything.

    I have a geforce 8800 gts vidcard, A 700 watt power supply, a XFX 680i LT SLI mobo
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Usually, you just start a new thread instead of reviving a 2 year old thread....

    Does it do anything when you try to start it?

    Also, did you put risers on the case, before you put the motherboard on?

    Make sure everything is plugged in, such as extra power, which is required by your graphics card. You'd also need to plug 2 power plugs into the motherboard (maybe even 3). I know you said you plugged everything in right, but lets just make sure again.
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