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Computer Not Booting Up

I just bought all the necessary parts to build my own computer including this motherboard,
Seagate 500gb EIDE Hard Drive,
a DVD-R/RW,
Corsair TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x1024),
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33Ghz 4MB 1333FSB CPU,
Acer AL2216WBD 22in Wide 5ms DVI Black LCD Monitor,
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS Extreme Video Card -  640MB DDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card
and a 550watt power supply
 
thats the setup i have and when i power up the computer absolutely nothing happens as far as i know everything is plugged in correctly and power is run to each part i have installed aka fans work, hard drive spins, fan on video card works, dvd makes noise due to the fact that its reading my win xp pro disk, and then nothing shows up on my monitor, also after about 5 minutes of having the pc on it shuts off. My guess is that the psu is too small

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  • MART5656 Jun 29, 2008

    SAME AS ABOVE BUT THE MACHINE BOOTS AS FAR AS THE SCREEN WHICH SAYS DEL = SET UP OR TAB FOR OTHER OPTION WHEN YOU PRESS DEL IT THEN SAYS ENTERING SET UP THEN IT HANGS

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Are you running one or two video cards?
If just one, 550w should be plenty of power. Double check ALL connections and make sure that the ram and all add-in cards are FULLY seated.
Also check to see if the video card requires its own power plug. If it does, it will have a connector on it for you to attach a lead from the power supply.
Also make sure that you have both power connectors plugged into the mainboard, theres one thats only 4 pins and then of course the larger one of 24 pins.
If all connection look good, then start with the basics. Break it down to just the power supply, mainboard, cpu, one stick of ram and the video card... unplug everything else from the mainboard including drive cables and any add-in cards. And check to make sure you processor is seated properly as well as the ram and video.
Let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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