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Old 11-13-2004, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I just built my first computer and I am having a little trouble. Here are the components:

Asus K8V Socket 754 ATX Motherboard and AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor

CPU Fan:
Speeze / Socket 754 / AMD Athlon 64 / Ball Bearing / CPU Cooling Fan

Chieftec - Dragon - Sky Blue Mid-Tower Case with Solid Side,
USB and FireWire Ports, and Side Exhaust Fan

Video Card: (Do Not Have Yet)
Diamond Viper Radeon 9600XT / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI /
TV Out / Video Card

Hard Drive:
Maxtor / 80GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-133 / EIDE Hard Drive

Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory 2 Pack (1024MB Total)

IBM 16x DVD-ROM / Intervideo WinDVD Software / DVD Drive

Power Supply:
Ultra / Titanium-Color / 500-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / Power Supply

I installed all components into case. I figure that since I have a power supply and a MoBo that the components will at least power on, but then won't run. Since I dont have the vid card, I am wondering if (since I dont have that installed) if that would cause my system not to start.

The other possible reason (that I can puzzle out myself) is the ATX switches. The connector is 2-pin (green and black) and I wasnt sure which way it should go. Green to ground and black to switch or vice versa.

If anyone could shed some light on this I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks alot.


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Old 11-13-2004, 05:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah...lol you need the video card.

15'' Macbook Pro
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz
x1600 128MB
Windows XP/Mac OSX 10.5

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Old 11-14-2004, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you shouldnt need the video card to get a power up......... the fans should go and it should make some noises..... try - if you can find the jump over the clear cmos, and remove it that might make it power up
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get the video card before trying to power it up no sense trying until then just be patiant.It might not start without.But why screw around with stuff if your not even done with putting it together your puttint the cart in front of the horse.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Definately not a bad system...and its HL2 ready. Just wait for the video card. Its all too common for people to be so excited when building a PC that they want to power it up without an essential part, but personally, I think its best just to wait till you get all your parts and then power up and enjoy your new PC to its fullest.
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