Hi, I've been searching around the forums but I haven't been able to find anything that solves my problem so I guess I'll make a new topic.
Basically my situation is this. I've built a few PCs before for other people as well as myself so I know may way around the basics, but I'm far from an expert. A friend gave me the parts to build him a new PC and I put it all together. When I plug it in and push the power button, it lights up for about half a second and then dies. None of the fans start, no POST and no video output at all. After this happens, when I push the power button again nothing happens at all, not even the light. If I turn off the PSU and then turn it on again, the same thing happens all over again. Lights up for the first time I hit the button and then doesn't any time after.
I followed the steps listed in the troubleshooting guide at http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread27079.html, and also did the bare bones setup. Here are the specs of the basic hardware components:
Motherboard: Asus P5B-E
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Video Card: GeForce 7600 GT OC
RAM: Corsair DDR2 XMS2 (I only put one stick in)
PSU: Raidmax RX-630A
I've checked the power supply connections over and over and it all seems to be connected correctly. I know the power supply and motherboard are working because when I turn on the PSU, the LED on the motherboard lights up.
One thing I noticed is I was looking at the memory QVL (http://usa.asus.com/100/download/products/1347/1347_10.pdf) for the motherboard and the RAM I have doesn't seem to be listed on it. Is this a problem? Antway that's about it for now, hopefully someone will be able to help. Thanks!