I just installed this cpu cooler as carefully as i possibly could.
Now the computer power cycles when i switch it on (fans start then stop immediately, no beeps).
Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 rev 1.3.
The installation itself went smoothly. hsf does not contact anything except maybe the cpu retention mechanism, retraced all my steps, reconnected motherboard power and frontpanel connectors- i couldnt be more stumped as to what's wrong with it!
Well, while its not the safest thing to do you can tap the power connectors on the motherboard with a flat head screw driver or something and it should work (I have done this in a previous build to make sure everything worked) just make sure you KNOW exactly what is what and where you want to touch... you could brink your board doing this.