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September 3, 2008 5:54:37 AM

just got a gigabyte ep45-ds3l and an duo 8500. when i try to boot up, the psu, fans, and mobo come on for 1 second then powers off then it waits a couple seconds and does the same thing. psu should be ok it was powering my old system tonight just fine before i installed the new one.

if anyone has any clue lemme know

thanks

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September 3, 2008 12:25:15 PM

Ram is my guess. Try each stick in each slot, set up ram in bios (up vdimm), install the rest.
September 3, 2008 12:40:57 PM

i tried that i cant even get it to a screen as soon as the psu and porcessor fan fires up it dies then waits a second or 2 and does the same thing
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September 3, 2008 12:49:14 PM

Agreed about the RAM - try just a bare minimum startup:

1 stick of memory, GPU, and the board. If that all works and gets you to POST, start adding things and try to install the OS.
September 3, 2008 1:24:20 PM

i tried 1 stick of ram, no ram, no gpu i cant figure out why it will only boot up for 1 second then try again then stop again.
September 4, 2008 12:12:50 PM

Not 1 stick. Wrong. Each stick in each slot. If you did that and no post, either your ram or mobo is at fault.
September 4, 2008 1:56:29 PM

tired what you said with the ram Auscanzukus, it still wont post. i ordered new ram on gigabytes recommended list. hopefully it will post if not ill rma the mobo. thanks for your help
September 5, 2008 3:21:46 AM

How big is your PSU and what are the specs of the new system? You might have outgrown your old PSU.
September 5, 2008 4:28:10 AM

psu is a 520watt

1 250g barracuda
1 diamond 3870
1 lg dvd
1 e8500
September 5, 2008 5:19:02 AM

i had the same problem 2 hours ago, and found out my new sigma monster 850 watts arrived doa.
had to go to bestbuy to get a new psu :S
September 5, 2008 11:52:55 AM

No, you didn't read his post. His pc would power on, but off at once. It's an indication of parts other than psu. I have seen this on X38 & P35.
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