November 13th, 2003, 12:48 AM
Problems with new gaming pc
Okay now firstly I'll list what I have in the pc:
*Antec CSXLANBOY (350w)
*LiteOn 52xCD/ 32xCDRW/ 52xCDREAD Retail
*Intel Pentium 4 3.0G-C (800Mhz FSB)
*Seagate 120G 7200RPM Serial ATA-150 8MB Cache
*1.44Mb 3.5" Sony Floppy drive internal
*SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800PRO Atlantis 256MB DDR TVO-DVI
*Leadtek TV Tuner/ FM Tuner
*Logitech Cordless Freedom keyboard + mouse
*2x GeiL High Performance 512M DDR400
*Netcomm 56K v.90 internal Retail
*17" ViewSonic E70F+SB
*Epson Stylus C41UX
*Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 Speakers
*2x 80mm NEON case cooling fans
Now I've only just put this PC together (as in last night) and at first it was running fine (I installed WinXP and Drivers etc.) Than I go to turn it on just now and it won't start, all that happens is that the fans go for about 1 sec than nothing everything stops working.
The powerpoints are fine, nothing wrong with monitor, nothing has changed since it was last running either
I think it might be a problem with the PSU not having enough power but i'm not 100% positive (If it's the PSU what do you reckon would be enough power?), or one of my friends said it could be the heatsink.
What do you guys reckon? Any and all help is much appreciated.
November 13th, 2003, 11:58 AM
being all this is new and it worked fine through install, first i would make sure the ram is fully seated in the slot,, with the monitor unpluged from the video card, power unpluged from the power supply, i would use the cmos jumper, clear the cmos, see if it boots back up, if you were trying a overclock, or a setting was wrong by any other possibility, this should boot it back to the bios screen, where you should try the default settings, then see if the computer starts back up, you can set the bios to what you like later, and if you try a setting that doesnt work, just clear the cmos and the fun begins again.
November 13th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Does your hardware smell fried?
November 14th, 2003, 02:15 AM
No none of the hardware is fried or smells funny. I'll try what Known_criminal said and see if anything works.