I have a huge challenge that I can't figure out. I am trying to integrate the following hardware:
ECS GF7100PVT-M3 Motherboard
Antec EA-380 Powersupply
Intel E5200 Processor
2 MB generic RAM
Generic AT Case
A couple of old IDE hard drives, a few generic keyboard/mouse etc's
So I originally bought the new gear minus the Power Supply; my plan was to use an old 20 Pin-AT power supply. When I got it all hooked up and hit the power button, Only the case fan and processor fan came on. I spoke with an IT friend, who told me I needed to get a new PSU for this MB, because of the new ATX four pin plug.
So I ran down to Fry's and got the new PSU. The new PSU is 24 pin, plus it has the 4 pin ATX plug.
I got it all installed, and this time nothing fires. I notice that the new 24 pin plug has a breakaway on it that allows it to only be 20 pin. So I do the breakaway, and just plug in the 20 pin version. Still nothing. SO I try unplugging the 4 pin ATX plug, and sure enough, I'm back to square one. The case fan and processor fan come on, but nothing else.
I've tried resetting the CMOS. I do have a keyboard and mouse plugged in. I've swapped the ram with another PC. Both sets of ram work in both PC's. I've tried the monitor connected to both the VGA and the DVI connectors. I don't have any drives connected at all, in an attempt to just get to POST.
Thanks in advance!