Hey guys I just built a computer for my brother... I am no guru but I have built 2 other comps. The components are: e6750
msi 965 platinum
corsair 6400 2GB
antec 900 case
ocz 600w psu
Anyways here is the problem, I go to boot the comp and the lights turn on, fans spin, and then they stop for a second and then again... constant loops of starting up and quitting... I checked all my psu connections, used a standoff for every mobo hole... and did a lengthy search and couldn't find much to help... maybe someone can point me in the right directions. Thanks.
I'd start by reading the manual to double check the jumper settings.
Then it is the ol' process of elimination. Take out everything except mobo, PSU and try to see if you get any beeps. You should get no ram error beeps. Then try with one stick of ram, then add video card.
BTW, is there any beep codes now?
I've also ran into strange problems where I've screwed up the on/off wires when plugged into the mobo. Maybe you have the reset and the on off + swiched or something screwball. Double check those too.
thanks for the quick reply, and there are no beep codes... i think i hooked up all the on/off cables... 3 qires white/blue white/purple white/black... White is cround(-) correct? If that makes sense then yes they are right.
Id try switching the cables white might be +. Cant hurt to try. Or read in your manual it probably explains which is which. If this doesn't work reseat the CPU. Make sure to clean all the old paste and apply new. Dont use metal to scrape paste off A plastic scraper and rubbing alcohol works nice. If all else fails reassemble outside of case to make sure it isnt grounding out.
Update: Okay checked the settings, realy only the CMOS. But since it was a clearance board i reset the cmos with the jumper... a put it back to save data. Now the computer will power on, fans spin, and wont shut off but no display on the monitor... and still no beep codes. Any ideas?
sry for the double post but i do have a wire connected to the front panel audio connector on the mobo if that helps... Are these normal symptoms? no bbeps, power up, lights, fans, and all, but no monitor response?
Just a thought, but the P965 chipset is an older chipset and the E6750 is new. There is a possibility that the BIOS doesn't recognize the CPU ID and will not boot. Do you have access to an older Intel chip (Celeron, P4, or older C2D)? If you do, you could switch chips temporarily to flash a newer BIOS which supports your newer chip.
Here are my specs:
AMD Athlon64 x2 5600+
Kingston ValueRAM 4x 1GB DDR2 667mhz
Diamond ATI Radeon 1950pro 512MB
Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W
2x 320GB SATA HD, 1x 120GB IDE HD
Vista Home Premium Ed.
I replaced the power supply about 9 months ago and I just replaced my CPU (Athlon +3400), VGA (Asus ATI 1550). I initially thought that this fixed it but much to my dismay yesterday, the computer started to misbehave again.
Once it's in the boot-loop I can only turn it off by switching of the power in the back. It's completely unreponsive to the power button and the reset button on the case.
After several trials and a couple minutes of rest it normally starts to boot normal.
I would appreciate any helpful insights and comments
Try another PSU sounds like a faulty unit or that it's not powerful enough for your setup, and unless it's the OCZ GameXStream 600W (pretty decent unit), I wouldn't trust all that much other OCZ units for a setup like yours, they are of lower quality to say the least.
Before fans get all crazed over their dear OCZ, let me tell you that what I just stated is not uncommon on other brands, such as Antec, they sell high quality units (NeoHE, TruePower Quattro), but also sell lesser quality units (TruePower Trio and Earthwatts to some extent, even though they are not made to power gaming rigs), and even entry level units (Basiq and smartpower 2.0). This is done for the sake of profiting on all price segments.
That GTS video card needs a 6pin Power connector on the end of the card (or two 4 pin molexs connected to a shunt that comes with the card-if you use the shunt try to get the 4 pin molex power from two different lines on the power supply). Don't forget that, some motherboards now need TWO 4 pin connectors which are side by side so they are in fact a Black 8 pin connector near the CPU plus the regular 20/24 pin main connector.