I've purchased the following hardware:
- Motherboard: MSI P6N SLI-FI nForce 650i (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=771
- Cooler Master 550 power supply
- Dual-Core Intel Xeon 3050 (2.13 GHz)
My problem is that it won't boot up if I plug in both the cdrom and a hard drive at the same time. It just sits at a blank screen when I push the power button. If I only have the cdrom drive plugged in then I can boot from it. I did that and updated the bios to the latest version, but it didn't help.
The bios update I used was at:
It's listed there as version 1.1, but when I installed it, it turned out to be version 2.6. (the version that was already installed before was 2.4.)
I tried unplugging almost everything and removing one of the ram sticks so that only one is left, but unplugging the power from the hard drive is the only thing that allows the system to work.
Any suggestions? I put a pci test card in there and it just says "FF".
It's a 550w power supply and it came with a power meter that shows that only 100w of power is being drawn, so it can't be overloaded.
I've thought about buying another power supply to see if that's the problem, but I'd rather buy some sort of tester so that I can see if it's the power supply or not.