My computer does nothing


I just recently built a new system using custom parts, and when I start it up nothing happens. I have already tried a working graphics card and processor yet still nothing. These are the specs of my computer:

I-Will KA266R Motherboard

Athlon 1200 Mhz 266 Mhz FSB

Creative Labs 3D Annhilator 2 Ultra Video Card

If you could figure out the problem I would be very grateful.

Thank You


This question was answered on March 20, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


If the system that you built is displaying NOTHING when you boot up, and you are sure that the video card and processor are OK, and assuming that all your parts are securely seated and connected, you either have a bad monitor (obviously easy to check but don't take for granted), a bad power supply (again easy to check), or a bad motherboard If your memory was bad you would still see the motherboard's BIOS in action on your display Since you don't need a hard drive or operating system for bootup, I can't think of anything else it could be

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Posted by Robert of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 20, 2001