First post, by jondoom
Hello all, I discovered this forum and it seemed like the right place to go for retro help.
I just picked up a DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D motherboard along with an Athlon 64 3000+ ( I ordered an Opteron 170 but I don't have it yet). As soon as it came in the mail, I set everything up. I have supertalent ddr and I also have some dell branded corsair stuff. All built up in the case, I first tried using an Antec 380w 80+ bronze PSU unit. I get the amber power indicator on the bottom of the board, but no power upon pressing my power button or the motherboards built in power button. I pulled the board out of the case, set it up on a box and progressed. I switched out the CMOS battery and also cleared the CMOS for a few minutes and tried again. No dice. I tried switching ram, no dice. I tried one ram stick at a time in each slot, no dice. I tried a newer 500w PSU, no dice. I notice this board has 4 power connectors on it. a Floppy "iceberg" connector right under the CPU socket, a 4 pin molex near the chipset fan, and then the usual 24 and 4 pin connectors. Does anyone who used this board back in the day remember how many amps the power supply needs on the 5v rail? At this stage I can only think the board is dead, the power supplies I'm trying to use are too modern, the ram that I do have isn't compatible with the board, or (pending trying the Opteron) the CPU is dead.
Per the manual, I've checked the jumpers. I notice the speaker jumper isn't on my motherboard, but I'm not sure if that would prevent power. I have an older Thermaltake 20 pin 430w power supply that worked fine on a socket 754 machine with a Gigabyte board, is it worth trying this ? It doesn't have a PCI-E cable, but that doesn't matter as I'd just end up using something like a 750ti without a power plug