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At least the Corsair CX is not a fire hazard like your old just but its not very high above that

The 430w CX is a good budget PSU to be fair. The 600w...yeah that's what a 480-500w unit? It's still good enough, and definitely better than the OCZ he had before. No reason to really bother too much about that, since he's already got it...and there's nothing "wrong" with that unit. It's just over rated, and not up to par with their higher end lines.
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post #72 of 98
Have you rechecked and reseated everything?

That half a second power then nothing usually means it failed to post.

You can check that the power supply will even turn on by unplugging it from everything in the computer, then plugging it into the wall, then shorting the green wire in your 20/24pin to a black wire. Just bend a paperclip and stick it in those two sockets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khpnx21oydg

Yeah I know that kid is really annoying, but this should help you make sure that PSU can even turn on.

Have you tried resetting the board? Pulled the battery for a few minutes then put it back?
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post #73 of 98
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You can try that, definitely. However, keep in mind that your motherboard is a low end 3+1 phase, which means its good for 95w on the processor at MOST. So don't even DARE overclock that FX6300. If it doesn't POST with the Sempron in there, I'd suggest looking for an alternative motherboard (since that one could potentially be damaged from your mistake).....try to find a good quality 8 phase board, so you can have some future proofing on there. smile.gif

I'm definitely not qualified to try OCing. Not for the next couple of years at least. redface.gif

My board is a Rev 5, and according to the CPU support list on http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4125, I need BIOS version F3 at least. So a simple Sempron from the bottom of the list that works since BIOS F1 would enable me to update the BIOS upto F3 right?

Theoretically, yes. However there's a decent enough chance that the board is toast too, so just keep that in mind. It never hurts to have a spare processor laying around though, lol.
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post #74 of 98
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Theoretically, yes. However there's a decent enough chance that the board is toast too, so just keep that in mind. It never hurts to have a spare processor laying around though, lol.

The mobo may indeed be gone and I'll have no choice to replace it but I'd like to try first. And, I got a quote of £45 to by a computer shop whilst a Sempron is considerably lower than that, and as you say, will be a spare chip. smile.gif
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Have you rechecked and reseated everything?

That half a second power then nothing usually means it failed to post.

You can check that the power supply will even turn on by unplugging it from everything in the computer, then plugging it into the wall, then shorting the green wire in your 20/24pin to a black wire. Just bend a paperclip and stick it in those two sockets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khpnx21oydg

Yeah I know that kid is really annoying, but this should help you make sure that PSU can even turn on.

Have you tried resetting the board? Pulled the battery for a few minutes then put it back?

I haven't tried shorting it no but I did reseat everything. On the Gigabyte website it actually states that my mobo requires an update to F3 to get FX chips working on it so I'm assuming the issue is that it failed to post as well.
post #75 of 98
Didn't you originally say though, that the PC booted before you replaced the PSU? It's possible that the board IS damaged, and shorting the 12V supply, and the new PSU is detecting this and shutting down. frown.gif
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Didn't you originally say though, that the PC booted before you replaced the PSU? It's possible that the board IS damaged, and shorting the 12V supply, and the new PSU is detecting this and shutting down. frown.gif

It booted to the point that the fans were spinning but I didn't check to see if the mobo splash screen appeared because I was busy freaking out cause of the fire. redface.gif That time the fan motors were really on it but this time they give up a second from pressing power and the lack of any beep makes me think its a failure to post. Plus it actually states that this mobo requires a BIOS update for the FX6300 to run on the site.

So I'm hoping if any damage occurred would have been limited to the system fan header pins and nowhere else (which I'll never use again). Today the CPU Fan spun too and thats connected to the mobo so do you not think its got life in it?

The Sempron 140 that was listed on Gigabytes CPU Support List of the 78LMT-S2P with the earliest BIOS is only about £10 and that is quite a lot cheaper than any new motherboard. Think I'll try that and if it fails I'll get a motherboard that supports FX6300s out of the box.

Steep learning curve ey.
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I dont know why the fans yesterday had more life in them though, because the motherboard would still fail to post. Maybe my imagination. Gonna try the BIOS update nevertheless might end up working.
post #78 of 98
I guess the thing for me is that I am confused as to why you would plug a floppy connector into a Header thats plainly labeled "SYS FAN". That and why are you still using floppy drive? I have not seen a actual floppy disc in years.
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I guess the thing for me is that I am confused as to why you would plug a floppy connector into a Header thats plainly labeled "SYS FAN". That and why are you still using floppy drive? I have not seen a actual floppy disc in years.

Not using a floppy drive, it was a very childish mistake. Didn't know it was a floppy connector at the time and because it fit I thought it must be right.
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