Ok, I have fitted the processor, the fan and the heatsink to the motherboard. I have fitted the MB in the case and I have slotted in the graphics card. I have connected all the correct wires (I think) and at this point I was advised to connect the keyboard and monitor and try turning on to see if things are working so far.
I have just done this and it bleeped once, fans whirred, etc. and the graphics card details came up on the monitor (excellent - I'm getting excited) BUT.... then I notice a message under the graphics card details that says:
"Fatal error, chasis intruded."
Please will someone tell me that I haven't damaged any of the components I've fitted and that it's just something that may be connected up incorrectly.
Please, please, please, please.......
(PS. I had not put the side cover back on the case - laziness - could this be it? Please let it just be my laziness)
check the manual, there may be a jumper on the motherboard which needs to be removed to stop the chasis intrusion detection. it isnt anything serious so rest assured, just a setting in the bios or a jumper to be moved/removed.
it may also be that you have incorrectly connected a case wire to the chasis intrusion detection pins (you know the fiddly little buggers.....pwr, reset, speaker etc.)
as i said check the manual, or post back with the mobo details and we will see if we can help.
good luck and congratulations on getting your hands dirty m8.
Just for info, I have been told that everything is compatible. Bought all components from cclonline who checked my spec before I ppurchased and reassured me everything was ok. In case you wanna know my spec is as follows:
Asus P5GD1 Pro Intel 915 chipset PCI-Express M/B 3Ghz Intel Pentium 4 530 Processor 800FSB 1024kb L2 Cache 2 x 1gb PC3200 Dual Channel DDR RAM (GeIL) 300gb Maxtor Diamond HDD 200gb Maxtor DiamondMax HDD 128mb Sapphire Radeon X300SE AOpen QF50C Midi Tower with 300w PSU Sound Blaster Live! 24 bit NEC ND-3540 Dual Format & Double Layer Samsung DVD ROM Akasa 8sm chasis fan Firewire Host adaptor 12 in 1 Cardreader + Software
I shall try again tomorrow with the side on and let you know what happens.
Sorry about the components list above - I did put a return after each component but it's not come out like that when I've posted for some reason so soz it looks messy.
Thanx for all your reassurance guys. It's pretty stressful when I'm stood reading the mobo manual over and over (outloud lol) to myself but I have to admit I'm having fun doing this and would recommend it to anyone - I will be so chuffed and proud when (if lol) I'm done building.