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01-04-07, 11:06 PM
Hello, having some problems here.

I just bought pieces of a computer for my girlfriend. I got all the pieces today, and put it together.

I get power and everything runs, but nothing boots up and nothing comes up on monitor.

I am fairly new to Intel builds. I took everything in and out numerous times to see if connections were bad. The only thing I am fairly foggy on is setting up the Hard drive with SATA and where to properly connect it and what to connect to it.

Is it possibly a ram compatibility issue? I take out the ram, and same thing happens without the ram as does when I start it with the ram. I hope I am not just missing something simple. Here is a list of the items:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Intel BOXD945GNTL Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945G ATX Intel Motherboard
eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)


01-05-07, 06:04 AM
From your specs, it should not be a RAM problem. Best way to get a solution is to take a pic of the mobo and everything connected to it. Off hand I would suggest that you insure that the 12V connector is secure.

Oh and welcome to the forums.

01-05-07, 08:17 AM
Yah the 12V connector is secure. I get power, ie the fans all turn on but no beeping and no booting up, nothing on screen.

Here are a few pics, not sure if they will help. Just hope I am over looking something small and don't have a faulty piece. Thanks

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5023/computer1507001kr6.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer1507001kr6.jpg)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3157/computer1507002rb3.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer1507002rb3.jpg)

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2908/computer1507003tz6.th.jpg (http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=computer1507003tz6.jpg)

01-05-07, 08:46 AM
Might be a problem with your graphics card. But have you checked the manual of the mb and made sure everything is connected the way it should be? And try both outputs on the card, both vga and dvi.

EDIT:Just checked the specs of the m.board and it seems to have onboard video. So try connecting your display to the mobo instead of the card and change the default graphics adapter from the BIOS. :)

01-05-07, 09:16 AM
Well... I think I figured out the problem. This motherboard does not support the E6600?? I guess that's what I get for trying to get a cheaper motherboard for my girlfriend. man........ Hope I didn't fry the damn CPU.

01-05-07, 09:35 AM
650i Mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131142)

Get the latest chipset features and save almost 100 bucks over the full fledged 680i.

Sorry I didn't realize that the 945 didn't support the C2D. I knew it was old but I didn't think it was that old. Good news is that it shouldn't have fried your CPU.