with the 3500+ and the x850xt 350 watts might not be enough uummph for the board, processor and video.. not completely sure though.. ok.. just read through the manual..on page 2-25 it says that they tested the motherboard with a similar processor video and memory setup to yours.. and verified that a 400Watt PS should support your configuration.. and they recommend a 400Watt as a minimum period.. you dont show your location.. but if you are near a fry's electronics.. you can always "rent" a higher wattage power supply to see if that works...
other things to check..
when using a single video card make sure your video card is in the bottom blue PCI-E x16 slot with the mvp card in the top one (brown slot).
Remove and reseat your memory.. possibly trying 1 at a time to see if that works.. also make sure to fully seat the memory in the middle of the module.. as the traces may not be making good contact.
you didnt say if your HDD was PATA or SATA.. but
unplug all IDE cables from the motherboard and try to post.. I have seen bad IDE cables cause this problem before..
remove any unnecessary periphials from the computer (firewire controller - wireless network card - ect.) and try to post
if all else fails.. remove the motherboard and powersupply from the case.. place the MB on a cardboard box.. MB box works well for this.. reconnect all power connectors.. and try to post..
good luck.. post back with results..
I have honestly built thousands of computers in the last 10 years... did it professionally for years before I changed careers a little while ago.. I still probably build 20-30 a month as a hobby and the only difference I have seen with Asus boards recently is the stricter requirements for QUALITY power supplies. there are a lot of popular names out there.. but most will have a hard time beating PC power and cooling or Sparkle power supplies.. both top quality.. although PC power and cooling PS's don't come cheap. I used a 400W one in my own personal system for the last 7 years.. not 1 lick of trouble.. only changed it because I upgraded to an SLI system that needed more juice... bought another PC Power and Cooling...850Watts and I am sure i will get another 7 years out of it.
Last edited by Agwood69 (2006-02-20 01:37:52)