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so, i sent back the motherboard and the new one came today. got everything installed, and tried to boot it up, with the same response - none at all.

i click the button over and over and it seems to do nothing. this is REALLY frustrating me.
at first i figured these were my possibilities:
motherboard
case switch
power supply.

am i right in thinking so or could it be the cpu or ram or any other parts?
what i thought was that it would at least boot into the bios or beep at me if there was a problem, but since there was no response i figured it was one of the above.

please, im in desperate need lol i just really want this system to boot up so i can start overclocking!
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post #2 of 26
Ram. Depending on your BIOS, your ram is running at 1.8V. I beleive the G.Kill's run at 2.0V, but that really shouldn't be a problem. Did you test the ram modules?
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Mine did this when i built it yesterday... and it was lack of power.
Mine has the usual 2 part power mobo supply slot then it needed the GFX card having a direct power supply, the PCI-E power slot on the mobo getting a power supply and the ATX power slot on the board having its own power supply ... wouldn't boot without them all in.
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post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by Wankerfx
Ram. Depending on your BIOS, your ram is running at 1.8V. I beleive the G.Kill's run at 2.0V, but that really shouldn't be a problem. Did you test the ram modules?
hmm... ill investigate this... but its 1.8-2.0V so im not sure... shouldnt it just boot and beep at me? or would i just not get a response at all? why wouldn't it just overvolt a little bit or something?

haha as for psu... i definitely have enough power. its a 600watt with dual 12V rail each at 22A which is more than enough for my rig. WAY more than enough.
the motherboard gives a faint clicking noise about once every second... you can barely hear it... maybe i'll email gigabyte about it.

btw my friend said gigabyte was bought by asus, i don't believe him, can anyone shed some light on the subject... rather than making a seperate thread, i just want to know...
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post #5 of 26
When you hit the power does anything hapen? Fans spin anything at all? Gskill will boot @ 1.8v i had a S3.
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post #6 of 26
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When you hit the power does anything hapen? Fans spin anything at all? Gskill will boot @ 1.8v i had a S3.
well, no... like i said, nothing at all happens. no response from any part at all. the faint clicking does go away when you turn off the power supply though.

will this kit work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144021
ill have to spend a good $100 or so even after i get a refund for my current memory... but i always thought geil sold some of the best stuff on the market.
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post #7 of 26
Try another power supply I'm guessing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy
Try another power supply I'm guessing.
That would be my guess too
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post #10 of 26
Given the parts... the weak link is the PSU. The specs are good, but it's a Rosewill; not exactly the best brand.

Do you have a friend who can help you? (i.e. try his PCU and other components?)
    
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