I have a problem with my newly bought motherboard. I bought a new PC recently and started to put it together this night. When i had everything assembled the fans on the cpu and on the gfx card was spinning up fast but then lost rpm and finally the pc shut itself down. The HD made some ticking sounds also. I´ve tried to take everyting out but the cpu+fan and it still did the same thing ;( i switched a new PSU in and still same result. The bios is making no noises what so ever.
PSU: Be Quite 650W
GFX: Asus x1950xtx
Hope to get some help or opinions on what this could be. If you need more about the specs let me know.
How far does it go before shutting down? Past BIOS? Into Windows? Can you get into BIOS?
Also, do you have a SATA or IDE hard drive. Those ticking noises could be from the jumpers incorrectly set and it can't recognize the drive. You can still get into BIOS without a hard drive though, so it all depends when your system is shutting down.
Does it beep at you at all too? If so, long or short beeps? Continuous or off/on?
Plug in the USB module with the 4 LED's that comes with the mobo. The LED's will light up in different combinations of green and red to indicate the error cdodes. Then you can use the chart in the manual to figure out where it is hanging up in the startup sequence.
That's how I figured out I was having a memory issue with mine, it wouldn't boot at all, nothing on the screen, and I had no idea where to start looking until I hooked up the LED module.