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I'm building a server (to host a website of mine) with old parts I had laying around. It's only been about 9 months since I have used these parts. See below if you want to see the parts I used.

When I try to boot my computer absolutely nothing happens, no beeps, nothing. I thought it was the PSU but when I put my ear to it I could hear it humming, so I'm pretty sure the PSU is fine. Do you guys know what might be wrong with my system? All of these components (with the exception with the RAM) were all used before, but they were working fine. They have been sitting in their original boxes for about 9 months. Thanks!


Intel Pentium Dual Core
Some Biostar 775 motherboard
1 GB of RAM (recently bought)
550w PSU (don't know the make)
500 GB HDD (in external hard drive minutes before, know it works)

Note: Planning to run Ubuntu Server Edition on it...
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post #2 of 14
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Forgot to say, I plugged my computer in a working wall outlet and after it didn't boot the first time, I switched it with my main rig's power cord.

So, cord and outlet are working fine.
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PSU or a power connection missing/broken on the mobo
    
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post #4 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Suprcynic View Post
PSU or a power connection missing/broken on the mobo
If something was wrong with my CPU, would it make a sound during bootup?
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnabbmc View Post
If something was wrong with my CPU, would it make a sound during bootup?
Yes, if you have no lights or sound (you have the speaked connected I hope) its PSU or power connections on the Mobo (as above).
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doom View Post
Yes, if you have no lights or sound (you have the speaked connected I hope) its PSU or power connections on the Mobo (as above).
Ok, I have a really, really old case that I'm putting my system in. It does not have a speaker so I won't be able to tell if it makes a sound. Will the CPU fan spin up and then spin down if there is a problem with the CPU?
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post #8 of 14
It's really hard to tell without a speaker. Have you checked to make sure the PSU is working?
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zionic View Post
It's really hard to tell without a speaker. Have you checked to make sure the PSU is working?
I'm planning to do that tomorrow morning. Going to the local microcenter where they will test the PSU for free.
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Kingston Hyper X 120GB SSD WD Blue 320 GB Corsair H100 2x Noctua NF-F12 
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post #10 of 14
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I have a lot of AP European History notes to do over the weekend, so I'm going to finish them up tonight (I want to focus on my computer issue on the weekend). Everyone who helped me: thanks a lot! You guys will all receive reputation !

You guys can still post in the thread, but I will reply to them tommorow.
Edited by mcnabbmc - 2/4/11 at 5:03pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Kingston Hyper X 120GB SSD WD Blue 320 GB Corsair H100 2x Noctua NF-F12 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Windows 8 Pro x64 Corsair HX750 Corsair 600t (White Edition) Logitech G9x 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD FX-4100 Biostar A880gz 4 GB Microcenter DDR3-1333 2x Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Hard Drive (RAID 1) 
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