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Hello, this is my first build. I assembled the system but when i turn on the computer i get one beep and a blue screen no bios or nothing. The diagnostic led furthest to the left is the only one that is on, what does this mean. I dont know why it wont boot. Any ideas???

 

The parts are as follows. DFI Lanparty nf4 sli socket 939 motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8ghz

Antec Smartpower 2.0 350w

Cooler Master Cavalier case

256mb Kingston pc3200 ram installed in slot 2

An old PCI VGA card used until i know the pc works

An old CD drive at 24x

and an old floppy drive

there is currently no windows as i havent been able to boot that far. would really appreciate some help.

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Welcome to the Street.

 

Follow one of the New Build guides and you should be good to go. Here is one; NF4 SLI-DR - NF4 Ultra-D Step by Step New Build.

 

And

 

NF4 LanParty - initial build w/pictures

 

Something else you might consider is that 350W’er PSU is a little light for the job.

 

Stick with one from this thread; The Big Giant Power Supply Thread.

 

The corsair 620W is great or OCZ 700W.

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another vote RE: a PS problem.

 

480w minimum, and it should be a proven unit, the big PS thread linkee will help you in that regard.

 

get a proper one and i bet it will boot first try.

 

laterzzz...

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I'm not familiar with the make of that PSU, so I couldn't say anything about its quality or reliability, but 28amps on 12v should be sufficient, unless you plan to get a really high end video card. So if you can get a deal on that I'd do it.

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ok i think i might go with that psu, but i would still like to know what it means when only the one red led furthest left is lit, ive seen the chart thing but still dont know if just that one led lit is good or bad

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Hello,

 

Means that it is hanging on the VGA detection or the next step.

How old is the PCI card/What is it?

 

Old things can sometimes cause the board to hang too.

Remove everthing and just use the board/mem/cpu.

 

So now power the PC without the gfx card + old bits.

Does it beep at you and do the same thing?

 

If yes = GFX card/old bits.

 

But please do get a new PSU.

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