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Unklmo

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ok, so i'm piecing my new system together, put every thing in and make all my connections except for my proc and ram.
turn on the psu, system fires (lights and fans) and immediatly shuts down. the message reads as "System off or in standby mode, PSU output +5Vsb only."
does this mean there isn't enough power draw ?
i haven't put in the proc yet as i'm cautiosly ignorant of how exactly i should be proceeding. i figured i'd try things out before i run the risk of frying the proc.
or should i just be throwing all my parts in the box, hit the switch and cross my fingers?:biggrin:

thoughts and recommendations
 

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Where are you seeing this message? Does the PSU have a display of some form?

You won't get any idea of how things are going to work without the proc in the system.... I'm surprised you got anything. :)
 

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the psu is an Enermax Galaxy DXX .
colored light on the back of psu, and assorted beeping indicate the status.
"orange" light and no beeps indicates the above mentioned status.

so, do you suggest i go ahead and install the proc and ram or is something already fubar ?
 

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The enermax DXX series can be a bit finicky as to how they are plugged in. thanks to it's 5 12v rails.

What do ya got plugged in where? IS there a molex connector plugged into the mobo? IF there is, this is your problem...you must use secondary 8-pin cpu connector with the white molex adapter for boards that require power this way.
 

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The enermax DXX series can be a bit finicky as to how they are plugged in. thanks to it's 5 12v rails.

What do ya got plugged in where? IS there a molex connector plugged into the mobo? IF there is, this is your problem...you must use secondary 8-pin cpu connector with the white molex adapter for boards that require power this way.
I have never ever needed to plug the molex onto the motherboard its unecessary.
 

Unklmo

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The enermax DXX series can be a bit finicky as to how they are plugged in. thanks to it's 5 12v rails.

What do ya got plugged in where? IS there a molex connector plugged into the mobo? IF there is, this is your problem...you must use secondary 8-pin cpu connector with the white molex adapter for boards that require power this way.
mobo plugged , two hd's (sata connection), optical drive (sata here again) .
the only molex connections are the case fans to one of the modular cables.
no molex direct to mobo.
 

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mobo plugged , two hd's (sata connection), optical drive (sata here again) .
the only molex connections are the case fans to one of the modular cables.
no molex direct to mobo.
Does your mobo have a 4 or 8 pin atx 12v connection and a 20 or 24 pin power connector?
 

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You need to install ALL the parts into the PC to even begin to test if everything is OK. Not having the processor and ram in will not let the motherboard post properly if at all.
 

Unklmo

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You need to install ALL the parts into the PC to even begin to test if everything is OK. Not having the processor and ram in will not let the motherboard post properly if at all.
i realize this.
my initial question was if anyone knew why the psu was shutting down immediatly. what does the +5Vsb mean, and is it bad.
forgive my ignoance on the matter but the little bit i know about pc's is self-taught.
and i'm a lousy teacher !:haha:
 

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