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I got a gigabyte motherboard, when i hook it up the only thing that comes on is the fan itself, the hard drive dont light up and neither does the dvd rom....now i bought two brand new processors for it, i tried them both and it does the same thing, so please someone help me figure out what the problem is...

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Sounds like the first thing you need to check is if you are getting all the voltages out of your power supply.

Here is a link to the pinouts of the connectors. if you have a faulty PS replacing the CPU or motherboard will not help.

http://www.helpwithpcs.com/courses/power-supply-basics-inc-pinouts.htm

Is there a green LED on your motherboard at all?

You said the fan comes on. Which fan? You should have a CPU fan, a case fan, and a power supply fan.

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