Solved: Motherboard problem

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mlippertl5

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I have a motherbored out of a dell.

And I had and empty case sitin around so I hooked it up and when you push the power button on the case the fan on the bored starts to spin but after a sec or to it shuts off.
Is is something im doing wrong or is it the motherbored?
 

crjdriver

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First of all, dells are proprietary. The older ones use a proprietary power supply as well. You cannot just install a dell mb into a standard atx case and expect it to work. Very often the pci/agp/pci-e slots will not line up, wrong type pw supply, etc.

Are you attempting to use a dell case or a standard case? Are you using a dell pw supply or a standard pw supply?
 

crjdriver

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Those are pretty much standard atx or micro cases. FWIW I would not waste time with something like this. If you are doing this for experience, then fine; it can be a good learning experience. If you are attempting to build a system for use, IMO it is a waste of time.

If you really really want to see if it will work, I would attempt an out of the case pw up of the board. This will tell you if it is a mounting problem or a board problem. In any case, you need to make sure of what pw supply that board needs; dell or standard atx.
 

mlippertl5

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I got it to work, I was useing a standard atx power supply. I dug out a dell power supply and it powered right up with no problem.
 
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