I have an optiplex 980 I am trying to put my 370 in and I have the power supply adapter and everything. I put all my ram in as well. The last time I plugged the unit in it complained of a GPU not being present (it had a GT330 that died). Though now with a 370 in and the power to run it it doesn't turn on.
Has anyone else tried this? I'd like to use this machine instead of my phenom because it has an i7 870. The hyperthreading would be all too useful.
To add on, I just removed all of the cards, all of the ram, and it does nothing. I wonder if a jumper is out? Also one of two of the mobo check lights are on, though I think they both turn on only when the machine is running.
It looks like its acting like it has static syndrome. When I do tho RTSC switch to force it to show me errors it throws all sorts of errors. First that the board was bad, then that the ram exceeded 16 GB (no ram in it), then that the power supply was broken, then the USB headers, not its complaining that the bios is flopped.
Whatever I guess the machine is bust. If this thread could get deleted so it doesn't take up space that'd be great.
I saw OEM replacement mobos for those for around $15-20 bucks on ebay. Maybe that's your more viable option. Those optiplex are nice sexy sleeper machines btw. I used to have a 790 with 2400 i5 + 7850 and it could run mostly anything I throw to it haha