Help with new Intel DG33TL Install
Recently started a build with my Intel retail purchase program setup. So I have the Q6600 processor (with heatsink), Intel DG33TL board, I added Mushkin pc6400 1.8v 2gig x 2 (because I will be using Vista 32 no need for more memory), 500g Western Digital SATA Hard drive, Samsung SATA Dvd drive, Ultra 600w power supply, ATI Radeon HD 2400 video card and a couple of Aerocool Fans.
My initial problem was that the computer started up when I first got everything together (just the test to ensure I had everything hooked up correctly). I powered it down, moved it to its final location (2 feet away) and powered up after connecting to a monitor. Well the lights flashed and then nothing. Tried it a few more times, samething....nothing.
I preceded to email Intel. Tried some of their automated fixes. I took the memory out and disconnected all the drives, it powered up, but I heard a pop. Everything continued to run ok. I hooked everything back up and it all powered up. The heatsink fan is running, the fans are running, the hard drive is making noise and I can open the dvd drive. The big problem is....no video...no post....no bios.
I have tried booting with the onboard video card. I have tried booting with the added pcie card. Nothing. There are no beeps...no noises except the sound of fans and the hard drive starting to spin. I even changed to a different manufacturer of memory (orginally I had Gskill) to ensure the memory is at 1.8v. I have updated my issue with Intel and escalated the issue, but they have not gotten back to me yet.
I have a friend who is a Circuit City firedog (I used to work for Circuit City in the Computer department)....he is stumped. So I am at a loss. It is possible the board is bad. I have read quite a bit that this motherboard is very picky about things.
Any input/assistance would be welcome.
Thank you in advance.