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Built a new computer having trouble booting! Need Help!

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February 16, 2014 7:51:09 PM

I recently built a new computer(first one) and it seems to be booting up very weirdly. First, it will turn on and not beep, the fans will start spinning and the it will shut down it won't get to the splash screen. Then it will turn on and beep and get to the splash screen and shut off again. Then, finally it will turn on and boot like normal. Although, sometimes it will get stuck and never turn off after the and the fans will just spin forever and it will never beep. Once it boots it runs very stable CPU idles at 26 degrees and never crashes.

Specs:

OS : Xubuntu 13.10(I don't think this could cause the problem)

CPU: i5-4570

HSF: TITAN TTC-NA02TZ/RPW/CU30

Mobo: Gigabyte ga-b85-hd3 BIOS version: f5

PSU: Evga 600B

HDD: Western Digital 1 TB (WD10EZEX SATA6G)

RAM: GSKILL 1600 4GB(F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL R)

Honestly, I am at a loss for words about what to do I am so confused. Any help would be appreciated! I think it is a issue with the motherboard.
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February 16, 2014 8:08:11 PM

It sounds like there could be an issue with the power supply. Do you have an extra that you could put in the system to test with? Also, did you put thermal paste down on the CPU?
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February 16, 2014 8:16:56 PM

I did put thermal paste down I bought mx-4 if that makes a difference and I don't have a spare psu is there a way I could check the psu with out using a new one
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a b V Motherboard
February 16, 2014 8:19:32 PM

don8669 said:
I did put thermal paste down I bought mx-4 if that makes a difference and I don't have a spare psu is there a way I could check the psu with out using a new one


There isn't much you can do... Can you get to the Bios before it shuts off?
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February 16, 2014 8:23:36 PM

Yes the computer starts eventually like i said it usually turns on and off three time before it beeps and finally starts. it is running right now(I am actually using it ) i dont know what setting to change if i would enter the bios though)
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February 16, 2014 8:27:48 PM

don8669 said:
Yes the computer starts eventually like i said it usually turns on and off three time before it beeps and finally starts. it is running right now(I am actually using it ) i dont know what setting to change if i would enter the bios though)


I had a similar problem with my old computer turns out my hard drive was faulty after I installed a new one my computer loaded up normal.

maybe you're experiencing the same problem?
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a b V Motherboard
February 16, 2014 8:30:18 PM

don8669 said:
Yes the computer starts eventually like i said it usually turns on and off three time before it beeps and finally starts. it is running right now(I am actually using it ) i dont know what setting to change if i would enter the bios though)


Ah. I misread the original post. I would just start with a teardown, take everything out and try again. If that doesn't solve anything then I think Atif09 is right, the hard drive is probably the problem.
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February 16, 2014 8:31:44 PM

I think i have a spare hard drive lying around i will see what happens tomorrow with that. Is there anything else that could be the problem ? i tried the ram already that was fine.
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February 16, 2014 8:33:28 PM

don8669 said:
I think i have a spare hard drive lying around i will see what happens tomorrow with that. Is there anything else that could be the problem ? i tried the ram already that was fine.


The motherboard could be faulty, but usually if there's a problem it just won't boot at all. Make sure all of your drivers are up to date too.
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February 16, 2014 8:36:14 PM

Well I am using linux so all software should be updated though the software center i shouldn't need to worry about that the only thing i cant change is the bios version
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February 21, 2014 6:49:34 PM

I would check your BIOS settings. It sounds like your computer is trying to boot to an unstable overclock and when it can't it boots to default settings. If you are not familiar with BIOS look for something like "optimized defaults" then save and exit. You also should flash to the latest BIOS that provides support for 4th generation Intel processors - F6. This is the link to support for your motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
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