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my mother board shorts itself randomly

My mother board keeps shorting, I had it running all night no problem but today it did within an hour, just built the computer. First time turning on it just looped it self off and on
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  1. You did install the standoffs, right?

    Some info on the system would be helpful here. And don't forget the PSU make and model.
  2. 750 Watt Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
    Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155
    Intel BOXDP67BGB3 Socket 1155, Intel P67, CrossFireX & SLI, SATA3&USB3.0, A&GbE, ATX Motherboard
    NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case

    the stand offs are the small black screws that came with mother board?
  3. ghoust0o said:


    the stand offs are the small black screws that came with mother board?


    ummm...not really.


    They go in between the case and the motherboard. A screw then goes through the motherboard into these.
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    The motherboard sits on these.


    If you did not install these, do not turn the system on again until you have.
  5. Oh <edited> hope I didn't break anything
  6. Sweet no problem yet, I will post tomorrow if all good, thank you
  7. Worked for couple games then turnt off
  8. Sounds like it might be a hardware fault. Something, probably the motherboard, shorted when you ran it without the standoffs.
  9. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2227888/motherboard-shorting-computer-shutting.html#13766176 is the new link to a post of mine about this problem. We think its my CPU getting to hot, showin at 50 C on idle with fire fox open and case off. ? should i get new cpu cooler? im using the one intel cpu sent me, standered in box. Cus i can have computer on for more then 6 hrs now. But if i run a game in middle of it, it shuts down?
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