Hi all, I'm building a new computer for myself (trying anyway), and I'm a having a slight problem with it. My specs are as follows:
Power source - True Blue 480W
Motherboard - Abit IC7-G Max II Advance
Processer - Intel Pentium 4 2.8E GHz /w a
prescott core, 800MHz FSB,
and a 1MB cache. Hyperthreading.
Memory - GEiL Golden Dragon 512MB PC3200 DDR
Hard Drive - Samsung 160GB 7200RPM SATA
Video Card - ATI Radeon 9600xt 256MB
Case - ASPIRE X-Infinity Black ATX Mid-Tower
Well this is my problem, I go to start the computer with all the parts in it for the first time and the fans trty to turn but I get no BIOS beeps and the fan sputters and shuts off. I grounded myself and the motherboard did not touch any metal when it was being handled.I also removed the battery and cleared the CMOS. So I systematically began removing the parts to find the problem.When I got the system base it was still doing it. So I started removing the essential parts until all I had left was my motherboard and my CPU. I removed the CPU and the motherboard fan began to spin and the red light that showed it was working came on, as opposed to before when it only blinked for a split second. However, I put a different CPU on that motherboard and it did the same thing. So I think to myself that solves it and had the motherboard RMAed. I get the new one in the mail and guess what, same issue. According to the abit website (www.abit-usa.com
) the motherboard and the CPU should be completely compatible. I am more frustrated with this than I ever have been about anything to do with computers. Any help (even if its telling me im completely screwed), is appreciated.