New mobo/processor probs
Just upgraded to a AMD 64 2800+ and Chaintech VNF3-250 motherboard. Got it today and went to replace my old XP1700+ and MSI motherboard.
First unplugged everything from the back including power, grounded myself, unhooked everything attached to the board including RAM, IDE, PCI, AGP, Power, Fans, button controls etc. from the motherboard, and took it out. Installed the new processor/heatsink to the new board, attached it to the case, hooked up button/led lines, fans, processor fan, RAM, IDE cables, PCI/AGP cards, and lastly the power. Plug everything into the back, power last... Hit start button, board powers up, CD Drives power up, Hard Drive powers up, CPU fan goin, Case fans goin but no system check or BIOS options just black screen.
I'm a complete newb when it comes to building comps, i'm sure i forgot to do something, or have something plugged in backwards lol.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to how i can get to the bios. Or at least boot from a CD. or something besides black screen, hope its not faulty equipment. Everything worked fine before just replaced CPU/motherboard.
Tryed hitting DEL/F8/ESC but no response.
Thanks in advance for any info.
AMD 64 2800+
Chaintech VNF3-250 motherboard
1GB PC2700 RAM
GeForce 4 MX-440 64MB
TDK CD +/- RW
500 Watt PSU