New computer wont start

By twite
Aug 27, 2006
  1. Hi, I just built a new computer for my self and it wont start up. I have treid a different cpu, a different video card, a different power supply, different memory, and a differnt hard drive. So i figured it was the motherboard, but the green light is on on the motherboard. I also tried 2 different cases leds, and then i tried to start it up with a screw driver, but nothing.

    This is my specs

    core 2 duo e6600
    Asus p5w deluxe mobo
    ati x1900xt
    Ozc ddr2 pc800
    hitachi 160 gig HD
    600 W kingwin psu

    I have tried this combo on that mobo

    core 2 duo e6300
    G-skill ddr2 ram
    Seagate 160 gig Hd
    500 W Rosewill psu

    But nothing works
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Your going to need an older CPU such as P4, PD. You have to pop on of those in the board and flash BIOS. This will update the board allowing you to use your new core2 duo.


    Also you may be able to send your mobo back to the Asus and have them flash it for you. You may have to make a small payment.
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    I called asus, and they said that if it was a bios issue, the computer would start up (fans spin ect) but thier would be not video, or it would not post. Mine does nothing, so its probably a bad mobo.
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