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    Default Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    Hi all,

    This is my first attempt at a build so apologies if Iím doing something glaringly obvious.

    Problem:
    Very little happens when I try to power up the machine.

    Story so far, when I switch on the I/O on the PSU the power button on the motherboard itself lights blue. Fine. 2 LEDís also light up for a fraction of a second next to the DIMM sockets (one green the other orange) then disappear. Manual says they are either NB Phase or DDR Phase LEDís. I have a wireless mouse and the light on the wireless receiver attached to the computer comes on permanently and the CAPS/NUM/SCROLL LOCK lights do light-up for about one second but die after that. So I then switch on the power using the front panel button and the 2 LEDís mentioned above now come on permanently. There is also what seems to be a very quick ďclickĒ sound from the PSU but nothing else happens at all. No fans work (all connected to headers but they donít even move not for a second when the power button is pressed), there is no noise of any kind, no beeps that Iím aware of and no further LEDs light. Monitor does nothing.

    What Iíve tried so far:
    Thought I should take it back to basics so stripped the system of everything and started completely from scratch. Re-attached the motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, 1 stick of 2Gb Corsair DDR3 1600, graphics card, 2 fans, monitor, keyboard, mouse. Connected 2x12pin power supply, connected 2x4 pin power supply, connected 2 fan headers, connected 2x4pin PCI-E power to graphics card, connected front panel power and led cables and tried to power up again. Made sure all connections were solid. Exactly the same result! Nothing moves and the only lights on the mobo are blue power button and the 2 LEDs mentioned above.

    Any suggestions on what I could try or how to troubleshoot would be much appreciated. Can provide any further info required. Totally new to this and running out of options.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    I hate to state the obvious here, but are you trying a single ram piece on the first white socket?
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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    what brand psu?? also makesure your cpu heatsink is propperly seated
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertylesh View Post
    I hate to state the obvious here, but are you trying a single ram piece on the first white socket?
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    Hi qwertylesh thanks very much for the reply. <o:p></o:p>
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    I initially tried with all 3x2gb sticks across the three white sockets on my first attempt but then to try to troubleshoot a bit decided 1 stick in the first white socket. I also tried each stick on it's own in the same socket but that made no difference. In response to warren300 I have posted the spec which I probably should have done before....<o:p></o:p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by warren300 View Post
    what brand psu?? also makesure your cpu heatsink is propperly seated
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    Hi <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Warren</st1:place></st1:City> thanks for your response. <o:p></o:p>
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    Spec. including PSU is given below.<o:p></o:p>
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    Gigabyte EX58-UD5<o:p></o:p>
    Intel Corei7 920 D0 Step SLBEJ<o:p></o:p>
    Corsair H50 Corsair H50-1 Hydro Series CPU Watercooler<o:p></o:p>
    Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600<o:p></o:p>
    256GB Samsung 2.5 SATA2 SSD<o:p></o:p>
    1.5TB Seagate ST31500341AS<o:p></o:p>
    Sapphire Radeon 5870 - Vapor-X<o:p></o:p>
    750W Seasonic S12D-750 <o:p></o:p>
    Creative Labs X-FI Titanium Fatal Pro<o:p></o:p>
    <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">LG CH08LS10.AUAR Blue Ray Drive</st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p>
    Fractal Design Define R2 <o:p></o:p>
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    The PSU is actually a DC to DC converter however Iíve been told that shouldnít make any difference, although I canít find any confirmation of this online. States on the side of the PSU that it accepts AC input at standard voltage anyway so I assume this isnít an issue.<o:p></o:p>
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    As for the Corsair CPU Cooler, I reseated it when I took the machine apart again and itís definitely in place. Should I try with the stock cooler that came with the CPU instead?<o:p></o:p>
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    I will try to start up the motherboard outside the case on the anti-static bag is came in to see if itís a case issue.<o:p></o:p>
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    Thanks for all your help and suggestions so far guys.<o:p></o:p>

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    Quote Originally Posted by duck1301 View Post
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    Hi qwertylesh thanks very much for the reply. <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    I initially tried with all 3x2gb sticks across the three white sockets on my first attempt but then to try to troubleshoot a bit decided 1 stick in the first white socket. I also tried each stick on it's own in the same socket but that made no difference. In response to warren300 I have posted the spec which I probably should have done before....<o:p></o:p>
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    Hi <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Warren</st1:place></st1:City> thanks for your response. <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    Spec. including PSU is given below.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    Gigabyte EX58-UD5<o:p></o:p>
    Intel Corei7 920 D0 Step SLBEJ<o:p></o:p>
    Corsair H50 Corsair H50-1 Hydro Series CPU Watercooler<o:p></o:p>
    Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600<o:p></o:p>
    256GB Samsung 2.5 SATA2 SSD<o:p></o:p>
    1.5TB Seagate ST31500341AS<o:p></o:p>
    Sapphire Radeon 5870 - Vapor-X<o:p></o:p>
    750W Seasonic S12D-750 <o:p></o:p>
    Creative Labs X-FI Titanium Fatal Pro<o:p></o:p>
    <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">LG CH08LS10.AUAR Blue Ray Drive</st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p>
    Fractal Design Define R2 <o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    The PSU is actually a DC to DC converter however I’ve been told that shouldn’t make any difference, although I can’t find any confirmation of this online. States on the side of the PSU that it accepts AC input at standard voltage anyway so I assume this isn’t an issue.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    As for the Corsair CPU Cooler, I reseated it when I took the machine apart again and it’s definitely in place. Should I try with the stock cooler that came with the CPU instead?<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    I will try to start up the motherboard outside the case on the anti-static bag is came in to see if it’s a case issue.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p></o:p>
    Thanks for all your help and suggestions so far guys.<o:p></o:p>
    a dc to dc converter? or ac to dc?? is it a u.s plug? cant you try with a normal 3 pin uk power supply as it might be because of that,stock heatsink will be no different from h50,i just wanted to be sure it was seated correctly as it will boot loop if not due to cpu getting hot
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    The PSU says it is "equipped with the DC to DC converter design" but when I try to research this, even on the Seagate site there seems to be little explanation so I have no idea whether this could be having an effect .... The PSU uses a standard 3pin UK plug.... I will try to get hold of another PSU to test with....

    I also tried starting up with the motherboard outside the case with just ram and the graphics card and cpu/cpu cooler in place but exactly the same happens as before, i.e. power switch on mobo lights and a couple of LEDs appear. Not sure what else I can try apart from a different PSU now.

    Thanks again for your support.

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    did you say that the fans didnt spin up on cpu?? is it giving any error codes on the motherboard l.e.d clock at the bottom? c1 error? i would try with another psu first just to see if its that,another thing to try is try clearing cmos at rear blue switch or remove mb battery,leave out overnight and plug back in and try
    Last edited by warren300; 02-09-2010 at 07:34 AM.
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    No fans work at all, they don't even twitch when the power is switched on. I had connected 4 fans at one point in the hope something would work, but nothing at all.

    The only LEDs that light on the mobo are two next to the DIMM sockets. I've tried to see what codes are next to them and they are the number 1 (orange LED) and the number 2 (green LED). These are just below the LEDs which are named "L1" and "L2". Apart from those and the light for the power switch on the mobo there are no other lights on whatsoever (save the CMOS BLUE light/switch at the rear). I can try the CMOS reset button as a next attempt.

    I also will try to ge my hands on another PSU and see if that's it. I'd like to at least eliminate that possibility.

    Thanks again for the help.

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    I got hold of a new PSU and amazingly it powered up first time. I guess it was just a bad PSU out of the box which is pretty annoying.

    Thanks for all your suggestions and help.

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    Default Re: Lifeless New Build - GA-EX58-UD5

    glad you got things going,follow my guide for 3.8ghz if your feeling up to it
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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