Nick Le Lievre wrote:
> "Nick Le Lievre" <nicklelievre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> I managed to remove the heatsink you just twist the push plugs. I`ve
>> checked 3 times the CPU is definetely in the right way round as it only
>> goes in one way and the metal bracket is clamped down properly and the
>> heatsink has clicked into place. Still NO POST I tried another stick of
>> RAM no POST... all I`ve got connected is the CPU, 1 stick of RAM and
>> Graphics card - speaker wire connected no sound from that... all fans
>> spinning on GFX and CPU and PSU.
>> The 480W PSU has 25a on the 12v line... the other 500W PSU I have has 18a
>> on the 12v line it can't be the PSU surely? Can't figure out what it is
>> CPU in right, I`ve reset CMOS although I`ve never seen the board POST
>> yet... can't think of anything else it might be? I`m sure its something
>> simple it can only be 1 of 3 or 4 things but I got nothing to test with.
> I`m taking it around to my brothers tommorow to test with his 7600GT to see
> if its a power related issue (which I doubt)
You did connect both power connectors to the MB (the 24-way one and the 4-way
one) and the necessary power connectors to the graphics card? One site I looked
at for this card says either a 6-way PCI-e or dual molex connectors.
> I`m not 100% convinced I have
> the CPU installed correctly... there are no pins on the bottom of the CPU
> just gold contacts how is it supposed to fit into the socket? do the pins in
> the socket just have to make contact with the gold contacts on the underside
> of the CPU?