Question about Intel Motherboard
I just built a computer for the first time - purchasing all the components in a package, so everything should be compatible. All connections have been double and triple checked. When I turn on the power, the system fan and the CPU cooling fan come on, but nothing happens beyond that. I have a DVD drive, but it will not open as if it is not getting any power. It appears that only minimal power is getting in.
Any ideas what I can check?
Hi did you get that problem fixed cause i have the very same problem
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
It could be a number of things, but one thing sometimes gets missed out, the fan has come on so the fan is connected, but some processors are no longer powered by the ZIF socket and are powered by a seperate 4 pin plug from the PSU to the motherboard, so check that first. Check the memory for compatability with your board, remove one if you have 2 fitted and try again, especially if theres no beeps indicating that the memory has not been identified; if theres no bios and just a flashing cursor, then the bios chip may have been damaged or stressed on build when fitting the parts caused by overflexing the motherboard or faulty from supply. Clear the cmos terminals (refer to the manual) just incase after you have refitted the memory
It could be a number of things, but one thing sometimes gets missed out, the fan has come on so the fan is connected, but some processors are no longer powered by the ZIF socket and are powered by a seperate 4 pin plug from the PSU to the motherboard, so check that first.
Check the memory for compatability with your board, remove one if you have 2 fitted and try again, especially if theres no beeps indicating that the memory has not been identified; if theres no bios and just a flashing cursor, then the bios chip may have been damaged or stressed on build when fitting the parts caused by overflexing the motherboard or faulty from supply.
Clear the cmos terminals (refer to the manual) just incase after you have refitted the memory
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: New motherboard will not boot
It appears that you are aware of Motherboard jumpers.
1. Reset BIOS settings by CMOS Clear jumper ( Location of jumber is given on the sticker / manual of motherboard )
2. Try updating BIOS of your motherboard from the following link :
3. Plug only Optical Driver / Hard disk at a time and check.
4. Contact your vendor and get the motherboard replaced.
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
SOURCE: Followup on power connectors
Hi chweb1230, to answer you're question. Yes, I would suggest getting a power supply that would comply with the ATX main 24-pin power connector. The term backwards compatible references to boards that require less voltage, Ex; (A 20-pin main power board). If you intend to run serial ATA SATA drives & a PCI-E graphic card. The newer power supply will handle future upgrades. Suggest a 500 to 550W PSU should handle just about anything you add to the board.
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Posted on May 19, 2008
You don't have the power switch connected where it belongs. There's one set of pins where all the front panel connections go. This information is from the manual for this board, available from Intel here.
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Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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