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    Default Re: New board and cpu, dead dead dead.

    I got a psu tester. The power supply checked out. I put the memory in another pc it checked out. so the only thing is the cpu or the board. I will exchange both tomorrow.

    The guy at frys thought that my power supply might not be good enough, but the corsair site said the one I had was ok. I have a 550w PSU, an 8800gts, the gigabyte ga-ep43-ds3l and two hard drives, along with the intel Q6600.

    Is 550 enough?

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    I can totally feel your pain. I'm going through a similar experience with an EVGA motherboard - just lost the second motherboard for no apparent reason. You can test your PSU with a multimeter - there are pages online that show what the correct voltages should be on each wire. I basic tested my PSU by connecting a wire (or paperclip) from the green wire to one of the black ones. This is done with the PSU disconnected from the mobo, of course. When the PSU is turned on, its own fans will turn on with the green and black wires connected. You can also plug in a case fan to one of the molex connectors.
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    550-watts should be plenty and that Corsair supply should be good quality. My Gigabyte system runs fine on a 550-watt supply (see specs).
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    Default Re: New board and cpu, dead dead dead.

    Hmm, must be the board or CPU then, you did try it out of the case right? Just wondering if maybe you shorted your case power switch as well maybe?

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    How do you turn in on out of the case?

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    I use a switch I have, you will likely need a switch from a different case so you are sure it is not your switch that is bad

    Or you can jump the pins, but I cannot advise you on this as you may kill your board if you drop something or short the wrong pins......... Here, someone else has advised >>>
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    Ok, I jumped the board with nothing but the memory and cpu. It booted. I connected the switch back, it booted.

    Great!! I connected everything all back up. Push the button...nothing. I started disconnecting everything one at a time trying to isolate what was causeing it not to start. It came down to my Seagate 500GB Sata drive. I have two drives, so I wanted to test the other one. The system started with the other sata drive plugged in. So it will boot with my maxtor drive, but not the sata drive.

    What can be causing that? If it were the seagate drive I would believe it, I have had to RMA 4 of them in the last 6 months, they suck.

    Is there something special about daisy chaining the power on a sata drive?

    Do you think its just the drive that is bad or the fact that I had two drives?


    wasssssssup?

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    You'll probably have to wait for a full answer from LSD, but I'm just curious...will it spin up if you plug in just the SATA drive, but not the other one? I'm wondering if it really is insufficient power, though that still seems unlikely.
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    Default Re: New board and cpu, dead dead dead.

    It will not spin up at all with the seagate drive connected solo or otherwise.

    I'm starting to think that seagate is crap.

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    Default Re: New board and cpu, dead dead dead.

    two psu calcs that i have tried have suggested more than 550w is needed. I'll swap the other power supply and see what happens.

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