I just got a Q6600 and a P35 Gigabyte for Christmas, and I set it up. I boot it up and it works fine, blah-blah, POST, then it turns itself off. No reason. Just ploop.
so I go through the normal routine, remove 1 stick of RAM (Two 1gig Sticks, btw). Reset CMOS, etc. etc.
Didn't do anything except give a 75% chance of getting to a screen I hadn't seen before
Turns out when I turned the comp off to upgrade the CPU and mobo, I put it into hibernate. So it asks me if I want to remove the temporary data and reboot, and I try to hit enter.
Doesn't respond. About a second later it turns itself off like before.
Not for a reboot, because I get the same screen again.
it sounds like you are just stuck in an endless loop of trying to wake up with a new cpu.
I am making the assumption you are running a USB keyboard....
Go into the bios under Integrated Peripherals and make sure USB Keyboard and Mouse support is on. If not you can not tell it to delete its restoration data and continue....so it trys to boot resets and repeats...
As for just powering off, that may be a psu problem. Do you have another power supply to test with. Yes a 700 watt is over 2x what you need, but defects happen....
Make sure all the cables are tight...and make sure you have plugged in the 4 pin cpu power connector at the top left hand side above the cpu socket....
As for ram settings, as said...enter by tapping del on post. Once in hold CRTL and press F1 the screen will flash. Not go under MIT, Bottom option in the first column.
The settings are in there.
Turns out when I turned the comp off to upgrade the CPU and mobo
You are aware you will need to reinstall windows, it can not just be moved from one system to another without at least a repair....but a reinstall is best and recommended in this case. Get your files safely on DVD's or another drive if you can first. since windows will want to format the drive
Okay, figured out the RAM.
Set the voltage to Auto
You can not use the ram at auto you need to run it at +0.2 since OCZ specs it at 2 volts. This is assuming you have the PC6400(800) stuff...Its even more for the faster stuff.
Okay, I'm pretty sure it's the heatsink being all not good and stuffs.
Two of the holder pins don't go through and hold down, so I pressed on it while the comp booted and it worked fine until I let go.
Oh well. Need to get off of stock heatsinks anyways.