Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Strange Issue

Last response: in Systems
Share
December 10, 2009 3:22:03 AM

I just build my new computer. It's have a strange issue, sometimes when I try to start it, it just shuts off and turns on 3 seconds later, shuts off etc. Sometimes though, it stays on. What could be my problem?

More about : strange issue

December 10, 2009 3:30:16 AM

please post your full system specs, it makes it easier to trouble shoot.
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 3:40:14 AM

Antec 1200
i7 920
HD Radeon 5770 x 2
Corsair TX850
Asus p6t deluxe
Corsair Dominator


Ps: Could this problem be the Power supply turning off to protect it self and restarts when the current drains?
m
0
l
Related resources
December 10, 2009 3:43:55 AM

^ It could even be an unstable BIOS configuraton...
Have you changed any settings in the BIOS ?
The 850TX has more than enough power for your setup...
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 3:44:22 AM

As hunter requested please post your specs.

To take a pop shot at what you are saying without knowing anything else about your setup I would have to say its either an incompatible driver/hardware conflict or a wiring issue.

Unplug all of the extra hardware you don't need to boot the system and reboot, if it still persists then check your front panel wiring to make sure you got it right, use your motherboard manual diagram.

One last thing, are you using Vista? If so, you could be using an old disk that doesn't have the patch to correct the ram issue. If you try to set up your system using more than 2 gigs of ram it wont operate correctly. You could try to use 1 or 2 gigs and see if that helps.

As I said, I'm swatting at air without knowing more about your setup configuration but its likely to be one of those suggestions...
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 3:46:29 AM

Lol, I guess I took too long responding.

What operating system? Also, are you trying to overclock? If so go back to stock settings until you are stable...
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 4:08:45 AM

I haven't even got to POST yet... I believe it is a wiring issue. I'm gonna make sure everything is insulated, and post back tomorrow night. Thanks!
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 6:14:58 AM

Does it ever stay on for long? I had a similar issue once, turned out I didn't have the cpu cooler fully snapped down. Seriously I hate those cpu socket snaps, just give me some bolts with springs.
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 2:08:03 PM

Reset your CMOS to defaults before trying to power up a new build.
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 2:42:07 PM

Will do, I was reading an article at ASUS technical support and it said to do the same thing. Will try when I come back home.

Also, my socket is fully snapped down as well as my cooler.
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 2:58:11 PM

It sometimes pays to reseat your cpu. I'm a pretty experienced builder and this still happened to me. I can't explain what it was but nonetheless it worked out in my favor I had two similar systems to swap hardware:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271035-28-q9550

If resetting the BIOS and nothing else mentioned works you need to reseat the cpu and the heatsink anyway just to make sure.
m
0
l
December 10, 2009 10:42:50 PM

Eh I'll try once again if nothing prevails (reseat the cpu).
m
0
l
December 11, 2009 3:46:41 AM

Onus said:
Reset your CMOS to defaults before trying to power up a new build.


Did not work
m
0
l
December 11, 2009 4:50:53 AM

Another thing, did you look up your cpu support list for that motherboard and make sure the current BIOS supports your cpu? It could take a BIOS update to make your board compatible with your cpu...
m
0
l
December 11, 2009 6:22:10 AM

There are 2 versions of i7 920 CPU.

Rev C0 that works with BIOS 0402

Rev D0 that works with BIOS 1303

Check your BIOS version and your CPU version.
m
0
l
December 11, 2009 9:58:01 PM

Okay

I have d0 I believe as it says SLBEJ on the box.
m
0
l
December 11, 2009 10:25:57 PM

How do I find my Bios version without a post?
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 4:44:10 AM

U have BIOS info write on motherboard PCB along with the name or even the box pack of the motherboard.
On the PCB ASUS write something like this: ASUS P6T DELUXE rev. 0xxx or 1xxx (no mater) \or bios xxxx.
The "rev.(bios) xxxx" is your bios version.
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 5:22:55 AM

Opss, I have V2, forgot. It's mobo rev 1.02g
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 5:24:21 AM

How would I flash the bios without a boot?
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 5:37:48 AM

If u don't have a friend with a C0 i7 920 CPU u may find a computer shop that will do this for a small pay (i think). In my home town these service cost in about10 to 20 Euro at maximum.Find one near your home, off course. Pay attention on the choices u make at your next computer build. Good luck and enjoy your rig.
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 5:39:13 AM

Great. Is there any other way?
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 5:45:06 AM

Return the CPU (refund) and get instead a C0 version. May be 920 or 940 i7.
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 5:47:59 AM

Considering the $42 restocking fee and shipping fees, it would be cheaper to find someone or a computer store that can flash it I guess. I could also use the extra OC abilities of D0.
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 11:27:11 AM

Considering there are so few cpus that can go into an I7 motherboard it doesn't make much sense to sell a motherboard thats not compatible with all I7 chips. I would contact the manufacturer either through an email or phone support if you can find a #.

Put your problem in their lap and see what they can do for you. It's definitely an inconvenience to you and they should be willing to help...
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 3:21:55 PM

That was what I was thinking... I do not know the bios version though, I can't see it written anywhere.
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 4:28:39 PM

U read "rev 1.02g" on the PCB...nothing on the box connected to the bios version tough. On ASUS book rev. xxxx on PCB is version of bios, is not a version of the board...the version is V2. So, u may see that the versions of the BIOS related to this motherboard arr:

BIOS 0102- C0 i7 920, 940, 965 extreme ed. ->"Rev 1.02g"
BIOS 0302- D0 i7 920, 940, 975 extreme ed.
BIOS 0610- D0 i7 960
They are 6 bios versions but these 3 are for specific support for the new types of CPU's.
So, u bought a board that is a first release of it(the first lot that came out of the factory), and have on it the first version of BIOS .Lucky u. What is so crazy? Go to the PC hardware shop and resolve the problem. *** happen'z!! Good luck!
m
0
l
December 12, 2009 4:38:39 PM

Isn't there a way to put it on a flash drive and update?
m
0
l
!