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Old 02-15-2008, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 DOA?

I just purchased a bunch of new hardware.

I have the E8400 Dual Core with Zerotherm nirvana cpu fan
gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 motherboard
2 x 1gb sticks of corsair dominator pc1066 ram
ati x1950 pro 256mb
ocz gamextreme 700watt ps

i got it all assembled and booted it up for the first time.
The monitor said no signal
the cpu fan spun for a brief second and then quit
i had fans on my video card spinning
all three case fans were spinning
power supply fan was spinning
but i cant get it to post

is this a doa motherboard? or did i maybe screw up somthing in powering the mobo

it has a 20+4 main power supply
which i filled
and in the upper left it has a atx x2 4 pin which my power supply didnt have a plug for

am i underpowering the mobo or do you think its bad?

thanks for your ideas

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your talking about the 4prong white plug by the copper heat pipes you need to have a plug for that. That is the power for your CPU.

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well see now uve just made me feel stupid
i was thinking the plus 4 was the cpu power
and now everything works just fine

i dont think i can show my face around here anymore

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Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4 DOA?

We have never seen your face in the first place..

I wouldn't worry about it, there have been far worse.

Like the guy that cut off the PCIE tab thingy on a 7800GTX... Yea, thats one for the records..
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lol, i love it when people try to boot without cpu power...

My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
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I saw a whole video on how to fix cough your PCIe by cutting off that tab. Cracked me up.

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