First post, by Metal
Hi everyone! This is my first post here, so I hope I'm doing it right. I found this forum and its wiki extremely helpful in picking parts to build my '90s/2000s gaming/experimentation PC, so I figured this would be the best place to go for help.
I finally received the last of my parts in the mail today and after spending a couple hours putting it all together in an old case, I pressed the power button and was heartbroken to see that nothing was displaying on my monitor, despite the fans and disk drives running. I've tried everything I can think of to get it working but so far nothing has worked. I've reseated the CPU, RAM, and GPU. I unplugged the sound card and IDE devices, reset the CMOS using the jumper pins on the board, and even put in a new CMOS battery, but nothing's worked.
My specs are:
- Gigabyte GA-6BXC Slot 1 440BX motherboard v2.0 (manual with specs: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-6BXC/ … #support-manual)
- Pentium III 550MHz with 100MHz multiplier
- NVidia GeForce 2 GTS (AGP 32MB, unbranded Dell OEM part)
- 1 Stick 256MB PC100 SDRAM
- Corsair CX430 ATX PSU
I actually got the motherboard new-in-box, so I was hoping this would be a relatively smooth experience.
Unfortunately I don't have any other PC100 RAM, GPUs, or Slot 1 CPUs on-hand to swap out. I also don't have a PC Speaker in the case so I can't tell if this thing is beeping at me or not.
I will note that the fans will still turn on if I power the machine on without the CPU, RAM, or GPU. I haven't tried powering it on without all 3, but it does power on while missing one of the trio.