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    Default Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    Hi,

    I assembled my first new pc pushed the button and it won't boot up.
    When I connect the power cable and turn on the power, the clr_CMOS light comes on at the back and when I press the power button in the front panel, I get the green and yellow lights on the NB Phase LED (Next to to RAM slots to the right).
    I have installed the rams on the 3 white slots, hdd is plugged into blue intel sata port0,dvd sata drive in blue intel sata port 5.
    Also have the 8pin and 24pin cpu power plugged in. I used all the brass stand offs underneath the mb.
    PSU is brand new and it mustn't be faulty.
    I took out to mb battery for 30minutes and tried again but same symptoms.
    I want to know the root cause of the problem why it is not booting up. Fan is not spinning at all.. no sound of power at all.
    When I press the power on button from the front panel I see the blink of the red light then green and yellow LED stays on to the right side of the RAM slots. Also ctrl_CMOS light is on at the back. I do not have the VGA card installed as I haven't bought one yet.



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    I'm stressing out, any help or suggestion would be appricated thanks

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    umm.. something shorting the mobo. Try unscrewing the screws a little less?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    You need to install a VGA card before it will boot and to save you some headaches, unless you're putting a weak VGA card in there, that coolermaster 550w isnt going to cut it.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    Sometimes a brand new psu can be DOA. Can you test with another psu?
    Do you have a case speaker hooked up to your motherboard? If yes, any beep codes?
    Try booting with only one memory module installed in the first memory slot.

    I suggest that you re-test with your motherboard removed from the computer case.
    Set the motherboard beside your computer case with the motherboard resting on a cardboard box or some books.
    Test with a minimal hardware setup using:
    • one memory module
    • graphics card
    • ps2 keyboard (if possible)
    Disconnect all ssd/hard drives, optical drives, usb devices, lan cables, etc. that aren't required for your system to boot.

    Your immediate goal is to be able to boot and enter the bios where you should immediately load OPTIMIZED bios settings.
    Once you're able to boot into the bios, power off your system, unplug your psu from the wall socket or the back of the psu, and install each device one at a time and verify after each hookup, that you can still boot into the bios.
    Don't put your motherboard back into the case until you have verified that your system is OK with the motherboard outside of the case.

    Note: if your cpu isn't installed correctly, this could be part of the problem.
    Bent cpu socket pins can also cause the problem.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    I agree, I'd test another PSU for sure, and preferably a larger one if you can as 550W is cutting it on X58.

    Also, how do you know it's not booting anyway without a graphics card connected? You need one, do you have an old PCI or PCIE card in another system, if so try it with that.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I agree, I'd test another PSU for sure, and preferably a larger one if you can as 550W is cutting it on X58.

    Also, how do you know it's not booting anyway without a graphics card connected? You need one, do you have an old PCI or PCIE card in another system, if so try it with that.
    Hey.. problem solved guys.

    It was actually the unnecessary fan plugged on the mb.
    I pulled it out and it started powering up well.
    Had nothing to do with the VGA card not being installed.

    Now everything is good to go, I will grab one today and start installing everything.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    Glad to hear that you're good to go.
    Out of curiosity, what "unnecessary" fan make/model was causing your problem?
    How was the fan connected? Fan header? PSU connector?
    Are you "grabbing" a more powerful psu? If yes, go with a high quality, highly rated psu.
    Cutting corners with a cheapy psu is never recommended.
    Let us know how your new build works out. We're here to help if you have setup or overclocking questions.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    As much as I can believe it had "nothing" to do with the VGA card not being installed and everything to do with that "unnecessary" fan being hooked up, it just proves that PSU wont be able to handle the load.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Glad to hear that you're good to go.
    Out of curiosity, what "unnecessary" fan make/model was causing your problem?
    How was the fan connected? Fan header? PSU connector?
    Are you "grabbing" a more powerful psu? If yes, go with a high quality, highly rated psu.
    Cutting corners with a cheapy psu is never recommended.
    Let us know how your new build works out. We're here to help if you have setup or overclocking questions.


    The problem was more or less diagnosing my problem, not so much fixing it. It turned out that I had plugged a cable from the power supply into the Sys_Fan2 plug when it was absolutely unnecessary to do so, and apparently the PC won't start up without it.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R New build. No power, won't boot up!

    Quote Originally Posted by ronmcfeaters View Post
    As much as I can believe it had "nothing" to do with the VGA card not being installed and everything to do with that "unnecessary" fan being hooked up, it just proves that PSU wont be able to handle the load.
    That makes sense. I should've bought a 700w+ instead of 550W quality one.
    But I doubt if 700W power supply will run the system with the same fan plugged in
    because the VGA card I just bought requires extra power cable plugged in to itself
    and the system powers up well with or without it.
    I don't know how much power is required to run the Gigabyte 1GB GTX 450 VGA card
    and how much is required to run the 8mm(or 10mm) fan.

    It'll be interesting to know if the 700W power supply will run the system well with both
    the VGA card and the Fan plugged in.
    I realized I haven't checked whether the front fan is actually spinning or not.
    Guess I was just too excited to get the system going.
    This I will have to check when I get home tonight.
    If the front fan is not spinning while everything else powers up well then most likely you might be right.

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