I just got through putting together my new system and now it won't boot. It restarts itself every couple of seconds. From researching, I found out that it could be the cpu overheating but I have taken the heatsink out and applied new thermal grease about five different times now. As far as i can see, the heatsink is properly applied. I've been messing with this for two days now but to no avail. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. Could it be that either the mobo or the cpu is fried????? And if so, how can I be sure of that?
sorry forgot the psu & heatsink, it is a ultra 500w psu and the stock intel heatsink, i know the psu is working because i got it from my other pc where it was working perfectly....Also forgot to mention, in the begining when i had hooked up my mobo directly with the case, i was getting no power at all and then from google, I found out that I needed to put risers in the case becuase it was shorting the mobo and then when i did that, i started getting power but only for a couple of seconds and then it goes restarting crazy.
Silly question, but if the mobo is getting shorted, what will happen? Will it work or should i rma it?
I have taken out the mobo and tried it outside but still it keeps restarting. Should i try to take the hs out again and clean it and then reapply it? If not, what should i do? Thanks for the help, this s**t is driving me nuts
You are trying: MB,CPU with HSF, Ram and Speaker? Do the fans start then reset? Yes, redo the thermal paste, as it is a freebie as for as parts checking goes. If you are hearing Beeps, then you can also try with out RAM.