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I am terrible.

#1sebastianscottPosted 1/30/2014 2:15:28 PM
So, building my first computer, set everything up. OEM installed, instaling the drivers onto my PC for my video card / motherboard / other ****.

Unplug it, open it up, put the 770 in, move the cord an inch or two so its outta the way, and try and start it up.

Nothing.

Try again.

Still nothing. I pull the power-cord out of the motherboard ever so slightly - it turns on. Slightly.

"Oh cool" I thought, and I plug it back fully - doesn't start at all.

Turns out, I somehow broke the motherboard by moving the main PSU cord, and jacked up some of the pins in the motherboard. Tested it on my mother's old 20-pin motherboard, and it started up just fine.. so its either the motherboard, or the 4 remaining pins in the PSU.

Go me. Luckily I'm getting another motherboard tomorrow. But damn, it isn't the same one so I hope the OEM won't have any issues. I barely used it for more than formatting a bloody terabyte.
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#2zhenghanPosted 1/30/2014 2:26:26 PM
wth o_o
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#3snesmaster40Posted 1/30/2014 3:14:22 PM
That's the game of life

*rimshot*
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#4sebastianscott(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2014 1:31:20 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Avous/saved/3q76
My build. Now the motherboard is a little bit worse, but none-the-less. Also, add 5 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226043

So, I got it up and running again. I put in the graphic's card, intending to now install the driver's for it on this boot up, but I didn't know if that would work or not without it plugged in, so I left it unplugged until now.

It starts up for a split second, then cuts off. Now, whenever I flip the backswitch on the PSU, the fans flicker on and spin, sometimes even the CPU fan / chassis fans t urn on. One time I even had the hard drive turn on too! But it doesn't load. It doesn't boot anything up. And pressing the front power switch doesn't actually do anything anymore, so I can't stop the fans from spinning when the PSU is on or anything. Wiggling the main ATX Power cord makes different things turn on though! Which is kind of neat, albeit useless.

IE; THE SAME GOD DAMN THING AS LAST TIME HAPPENED. WHAT IS THIS.

What the **** am I doing wrong?! Can I reverse this, or is my motherboard bricked yet again!? Friend says its because I installed windows without the graphics card in the system, but I can't help but think thats BS. Is it sucking off too much power? Its a 750w so I should have an allowance of 300ws - even with the fans added on, I can't be that close.

What the hell is this.
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#5PokenubPosted 1/31/2014 1:34:58 PM
sebastianscott posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Avous/saved/3q76
My build. Now the motherboard is a little bit worse, but none-the-less. Also, add 5 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226043

So, I got it up and running again. I put in the graphic's card, intending to now install the driver's for it on this boot up, but I didn't know if that would work or not without it plugged in, so I left it unplugged until now.

It starts up for a split second, then cuts off. Now, whenever I flip the backswitch on the PSU, the fans flicker on and spin, sometimes even the CPU fan / chassis fans t urn on. One time I even had the hard drive turn on too! But it doesn't load. It doesn't boot anything up. And pressing the front power switch doesn't actually do anything anymore, so I can't stop the fans from spinning when the PSU is on or anything. Wiggling the main ATX Power cord makes different things turn on though! Which is kind of neat, albeit useless.

IE; THE SAME GOD DAMN THING AS LAST TIME HAPPENED. WHAT IS THIS.

What the **** am I doing wrong?! Can I reverse this, or is my motherboard bricked yet again!? Friend says its because I installed windows without the graphics card in the system, but I can't help but think thats BS. Is it sucking off too much power? Its a 750w so I should have an allowance of 300ws - even with the fans added on, I can't be that close.

What the hell is this.


I could be completely wrong, but it sounds more like a PSU problem..

Yeah, your friends wrong. Even if you install windows without the GPU in the system, there should be no OS based reason you can't put one in later.

Try and test your PSU, see if its working properly..
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Damn it.. I swear I had something for this..
#6sebastianscott(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2014 1:37:24 PM
I did earlier on my mother's desktop with the first bout of my computer acting like this, and it was working just fine 5-6 minutes before I plugged in the graphics card )=.
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#7PokenubPosted 1/31/2014 1:39:54 PM
sebastianscott posted...
I did earlier on my mother's desktop with the first bout of my computer acting like this, and it was working just fine 5-6 minutes before I plugged in the graphics card )=.


Unplug all external devices, including keyboards, mice, usb sticks/drives.. Only have your monitor connected and try starting it. I had an old external that was somehow eating up way too much power once before, something similar to what you're describing happened. Also, check to make sure all connections inside your case are secure.
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Damn it.. I swear I had something for this..
#8sebastianscott(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2014 1:55:57 PM
Nothing )=. I even went so far as to unplug all my fans [excluding the one on the CPU], and the CD/DVD player in an attempt to get it to work. It seems like its stuck to an 'on' status, and can't be turned off / switched of from it. Sure I can turn off the power supply, but turning it right back on just switches the fans back on, even though it usually just kept things off, until I pressed the front panel power button. God damn it. I was all celebrating earlier like, "Yeah! It was the motherboard! I'm riiiiight." and it turns out I'm just stuck back where I was.
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