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Re: [vox-tech] failed to build a computer

So many things could be the cause.

I really don't know software but do know hardware.  I have built a few 
computers as well as repaired a few.

I am no expert but have a few tricks up my sleeve.

I always check for pattern failures on the web.  This saves a ton of time. 
If it has a hexidecimal display then I check that out. If I have a pc that 
has no display I usually disconnect devices to see if something is hanging 
the system up.  Things like disk players, usb drives, hard drives, floppy 
drives and so on and so forth.  Then on to cards if installed.

Moving on I try different components such as memory and video.  I have back 
up components to swap if necessary.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

If you have a hard time with this bring it over to my place and I betcha we 
can brain storm and diagnose this over a 12 pack of corona which you will 
also bring over.

I am a mechanic.  Nuff said.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Hai Yi
To: lugod's technical discussion forum
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 8:06 AM
Subject: [vox-tech] failed to build a computer

Hello all:

I am in the process of building a new desktop, and ran into some serious 
problems. I've been struggling with them for the past two days w/o too much 

Please kindly bear with me. These are my desktop's specs:

Case: Silverstone FT02B
CPU: i7-950
Video Card: Radeon HD 5870
Memory:GSkill 4G * 2 DDR3 1600
SSD: Kingston 128G

I also use a old HDD (250G) for now.

The problem is, after I wired up all internal wires and powered up the 
system, the system kept resetting, and there is no video signals. If I 
pressed the "cle cmos" button (there is one on the ft02B case, so I guess I 
don't have to jump) during this process, the reseting stops, but still no 
video signals. Next time I power up, the above happens again.

both atx_12v_2x and atx slots were hooked up with the PSU; two rams were on 
bank 1 &2; power/reset sw and others were rightly put in the F_PANEL.

two PCI-E cables from PSU were hooked up with the video card to feed power.

It seems to me that I've exhausted all avenues I can think of to tackle the 
problem, well, before I came here. :-)

Can anyone give me a hand here?

Thanks a lot!

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