pc not starting up

  remix409 15:57 22 Jul 05
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need help on how to identify what is failing.
motherboard has got power and just put new ddr ram in and seen that working in the shop so not that.processer also ok , but the motherboard is also new ,bought it because i was having the same problem before hand so thought it was the board....

  pj123 16:18 22 Jul 05

Tell us exactly what happens? What the spec of your PC is, what O/S do you have. What error messages do you have etc... You say the motherboard is new but your existing hard drive still contains the old motherboard details. Have you installed the new motherboard settings?

  woodchip 16:20 22 Jul 05

Can you get in to CMOS setup. If not your PSU will be broke Lights and fan working does not mean the PSU is OK as they do not need much power

  remix409 16:27 22 Jul 05

motherboard ; gigabyte 7VM400M-RZ
processer ; athlon t-bird 1100
memory ; ddr 400 256mb
hdd ; seagate barracuda 160gb
graphics ; magic 64mb

  ICF 16:27 22 Jul 05

You may have seen the ram working in the shop but is it the correct ram for your pc?

Are the setting correct for the ram in the bios?

Just try one stick of ram at a time if you have two.

  remix409 16:28 22 Jul 05

no can not get into anything

  remix409 16:31 22 Jul 05

Are the setting correct for the ram in the bios?

Just try one stick of ram at a time if you have two.
yes have tried three sticks of ram none will boot the pc

  gudgulf 16:57 22 Jul 05

According to the manual for your motherboard click here (click on Manual in the hot links box)it does not support DDR400.That is probably why it wont boot.If you still have the original memory to hand try putting it back in and see if that works.

  woodchip 17:02 22 Jul 05

If a new Motherboard as been fitted then it should start with Default settings that it loads when new. So my guess is the PSU is dud

  woodchip 17:09 22 Jul 05

Nearly all Motherboard give one beep when starting up this is called post beep or power good signal, a five volts check on the system hardware before it checks anything, including ram. if you do not get this beep then check out the PSU

  remix409 17:55 22 Jul 05

cheers looks like a new psu then

thanks

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