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Old May 10, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Hi,

First, I should come clean by saying that after decades of programming and upgrading PCs this is my first ever build, and unfortunately it's not going so well.

I'm using an Asus P5Q Pro mobo and an OCZ 600W PSU.

Thinking I had everthing connected correctly, I plugged the psu in, flippd the switch, and... only the Green LED came on. No fan on the psu or the cpu. I then dove into the forums for troubleshooting tips.

One tip I tried was to remove the mobo from the case with a single memory strip and clear the CMOS and then boot. But that ended with similar results.

Does anyone have anyother suggestions? Before I RMA it, how do I determine if it's a PSU issue or a mobo issue?

Thanks.
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Old May 10, 2010, 05:01 PM
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Make sure you have the 8pin plugged into your board.
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Old May 10, 2010, 05:14 PM
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Thanks. Manual had the same warning.

I've got the 8 and the 24 pin connected, 2 DDR2s and the CPU is it.
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Old May 10, 2010, 06:55 PM
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The green led came on means you got power.

If its a brand new board I suggest you check your CPU seating, rams properly locked, gpus on the blue PCIE slot.
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Old May 11, 2010, 04:41 AM
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Thanks.

Looks like I over did it with the thermal paste. Sad thing is, I noticed that the heatsink may have already had it so I didn't need to put it on to begin with.

Hope I can remove it. Otherwise, that'll be an expensive mistake.
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Old May 11, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Default New build not booting - Asus P5Q Pro Mobo

Hi,

I've got a new Asus P5Q Pro Mobo, a OCZ 600W PSU, 2 2GB DDR2s, and an Intel Core 2 Quad. Everything seems fine but it won't boot up. Below are the steps I've taken to date:

1. After plugging everthing in the first time, the only thing that happend when I turned the power on was the little Green LED came on.

2. As some in the forums suggested, I unplugged everything and took the mobo out leaving only the 8 and 24 pin connectors, cpu and memory in. And again, only the Green LED.

3. Another helpful person said that the Green LED meant the board was getting power. So, I took the heatsink off the cpu and it looked as though I used to much thermal paste. So I cleaned up the cpu and heatsink, reinstalled, and... the same Green LED.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old May 11, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Try testing with 1 stick of RAM, and swapping between the two if it doesn't do anything. Try a different hard drive, CPU, etc.
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Normally wouldn't suggest this for another PSU, but since it's an OCZ try another PSU. I've gotten green power LEDs with bad PSUs, but that was in the bad cap era.
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Old May 11, 2010, 01:22 PM
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meantone, I've moved your new thread here. Please confine your posts about this issue to one thread please.
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Old May 11, 2010, 01:26 PM
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No problem. Just didn't want to bother the troubleshooters with my new build issues.
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