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Old 03-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The power supply supplies power to every component in the PC. Some components use 12 volts while other use 5 volts and some use 3.3 volts and some use multiple combinations of voltages. Just because a 12 volt fan spins and a few lights illuminate that doesn't mean the power supply is good.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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any recommendations?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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for a psu, $100
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Here. Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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I would not buy a PSU just yet.

The hdd's are unimportant. You don't need them to boot the machine. Disconnect them if you like. The service pack they are referring to is probably WinXP SP2; Vista or Win7 should have no trouble detecting the disks. If they don't, set the disks to IDE instead of AHCI in your bios.

But first you have to get the computer to boot

Try with only a single stick of memory if you have two of them. Try without memory, see if it still beeps. Take out the graphics card and put it back in. Make sure all the power connections to your motherboard are plugged in, I sometimes forgot the 4 pin connector on some motherboard and something similar happened.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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im gunna try all that and if nothing happens ill probably start from scratch again and make a video for every step.. thanks for the help, will update soon
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