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Startup Problem

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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2009 3:05:00 PM

When I hit the power button on my tower the computer turns on for about three seconds and then shuts off. It shuts off before any beeps and doesn't always do it. It starts normally about 50% of the time.

Has anyone had this problem or know what it might be. I am thinking it is the motherboard and I have a GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-UD3R.

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a c 177 V Motherboard
August 23, 2009 3:19:40 PM

Have you recently added a new (or often actually, older) USB device to the system? They often account for really weird problems... If this were a consistent problem, I'd suggest looking to see if your heatsink/fan mounts were fully engaged and functional, as the CPU only takes a couple seconds to go into thermal shutdown if it can't properly 'shed' heat, but then the problem wouldn't be intermittent, it would always happen....
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a c 156 V Motherboard
August 23, 2009 7:54:12 PM

Specifications?
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August 23, 2009 8:02:11 PM

Your CMOS battery could be dying. Check it with a volt meter.
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August 24, 2009 6:34:50 PM

can we get your Specifications, might be your power supply or mobo.
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