Ok i have a question, does u heat sink start up immediatly or take a second, also if u try to just boot with the CPU and HEAT sink and POWER SW connected will it start for about 5 seconds then turn off?
Suggest you disassemble the machine including taking the board out of the case. While the mobo is out of the case install one stick of RAM if you have 2 and the video card and test it. If it works, install the second stick. When you install the mobo in the case be sure you have the exact number of standoffs, no more and no less, and all the necessary screws are in and then test after each piece is installed. This is the easiest way to troubleshoot
POWER SW - which is the power switch to the case
2x12 pin FROM THE POWER SUPPLY
775 Socket E2160 CPU
Standard heat sink - connected to the MOBO cpu fan slot
Thats it, turned the power on the CPU fan moves a little wait 1 seconds the CPU fan goes, wait 1 more second the computer Shuts Off, is this normal? This is w/o ram or graphics cards or anything else attached, its not in the case.
Ok since im new to bulding there is a 4 pin connecter next to the CPU does something has to be put in there? I have a PCI-E, Sata, a 8 pin connecter <--- no idea what this is for, and a 2x12 PIN Main power connecter, am i suppose to do something with that 8 pin one? Does something need to be plugged by the CPU
If it shuts off immediately after you turn it on, could be heat. Take off the HSF and CPU, clean the paste off both, rubbing alcohol and a coffee filter will work, apply a dab of Artic Silver and make sure the HSF is firmly seated
a suggestion made to me on the slizone forums solved my problem. My monitor (out of the box) was not set up to recognize a digital inputs. so i used the VGA cord and hooked it up to my laptop, extended windows onto it, than used the menu to change the input from analog to digital.