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my computer will not do anything when i hit the power

by gossifer / January 17, 2006 11:03 AM PST

I have a Gateway model 564GE. It has two 512mb sticks of pc3200 ram, 200GB SATA HD, a pentium 4HT, and a cd and dvd drive. I wanted to add a the ATI x1800xt and Creative X-fi platnum sound card. In order to add the sound card I had to have a case that had three 5.25inch bays, and for the video card I needed at least a 450 watt power supply. The power supply I purchased is an antec smart power 2.0 500 watt.

When I took my components out and transfered them to the new case and added the new power supply the computer will not start. When I turn on the power the processor fan fan will spin for a about a second and then it makes a screetching sound for a second and then nothing. There is probably something really simple that I am forgetting to do.

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"screeching"
by jackintucson / January 18, 2006 2:41 AM PST

Yep..it's simple. The fan is bad and should be replaced before you attempt to power up again. Make sure you re-apply the heat sink compound or that's not all that will come to a screeching halt. Wink

and life goes on...

Jack

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It's not the fan
by gossifer / January 18, 2006 8:38 AM PST
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It's not the processor fan like i though it was initially. I figured out that it was the power supply that was making the sound when I pushed the power button. So I took it to Circuit City and the tech tested the power supply and told me that it was not working correctly and that it fried my mother board. Now I am going to try to get Antec to replace my motherboard.

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Some years ago I took the components
by retired / January 18, 2006 9:37 AM PST
In reply to: It's not the fan

out of an IBM computer and put then in another tower so I could use a bigger PSU. I didn't know at the time that Man-f's match all their components to accept voltages at a certain level. I also fried the MOBO. You may want to check your boards specs for this.

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Well...
by jackintucson / January 19, 2006 1:42 AM PST
In reply to: It's not the fan

I knew it was a fan. I'm glad you figured it out and came back to tell us. Sorry about the mobo tho. That's an "ouch!".

and life goes on...

Jack

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