Well.. I've been having a lot of problems. I decided to build myself a new computer to replace my 3.2P4 system that I built last march. I decided on a 3500+ Winchester skt939, bought an Asus Av8 Deluxe motherboard and an MSI 6800GT. Got the equipment and quite obviously began building.
Only to find out the computer didn't start, didn't boot, didn't do anything. So I obviously check all the connections again. No problems there..
About 3 hours later I press the power button again, just to see if there's a change. Suddenly the computer boots up, only the bios gives an audio warning along the liens of 'No CPU found'. about 3 minutes later, the motherboard decides to explode. A FET just went boom. Motherboard sent straight back. A week later I recieve my replacement, process starts again.. only the system doesn't boot up [i]again[/i]. I assumed it was the processor, made a bit of logical sense. Processor went back..
Recieved the processor today, placed it into the [i]new[/i] motherboard. Only to find out nothing is still not turning on -_-
I've built computers before, I keep myself constantly grounded. I just can't work out why this is happening. I've tested the PSU, it's all good. it's a 400w, so it's powerful enough to run the 6800GT. Fortunately the 6800GT hasn't been damaged.
Has anybody got [i]any[/i] theories? I'm willing to try anything here. Assuming you've read this far, thank you, very very much. Even more so if you can shead any light on my very frustrating situation.
Although the graphics card is OK, may be worth trying another (even an old PCI one). Could the memory be duff (although I guess this wouldn't prevent it booting)? I guess the power switch & other flying leads are connected to the correct places on the motherboard? If there are any other PCI cards, try removing them too. Could you try another PSU just in case?
Tried two PSUs, both are guarenteed okay. I don't currently have any PCI cards in place. The ram is new, but I also tried a 512mb PC3200 stick i can also guarentee is okay. I've just shorted the bios jumper as well as tried without the battery. Nothing's making any difference :-\