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August 25, 2010 5:22:34 AM

Just put everything together,

i think everything is where it should be,
when i started it up first it just turned on all the performance lights on the mobo then reset after 2 seconds..respectively.

then i decided there is another option to add more power to the mobo its a 12vx2 socket so i plugged it in and got 12 seconds of runtime untill it again reset...

system, is
intel i3
gigabyte mobo
ddr3 2 gb x 2
asus 5770 gpu
650 wat corsair
500gb hard drive blah blah blah

i plugged the compture in when the ram wasn't all the way secure could this have caused a problem.. honestly i am bewildered and lost right now,

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August 25, 2010 3:19:29 PM

I will be taking the whole thing apart i guess i followed all the steps but i do not have a system speaker and i live on an island, so getting one here will be quite the hassle. maybe they have one at the local radio shack??..

Again what i am getting is the computer flips on everything starts up al right and then after 12 seconds the computer crashes and then it wants to do the same thing again, i guess the next step is to try just running the ram and the cpu?? maybe take the mobo off and them check the screws.. proceeding from her seems a bit dicey..

Thanks for your help
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August 25, 2010 4:48:00 PM

so i have unplugged everything but the cpu the hsk and the mobo seeing if i could get it to at least post and it doesn't want to stay on at that level, same thing just stays on for a couple seconds and them it trys again.

i think the issue is isolated to the mobo or the cpu.

just posting here updating as i try more things to see if anyone raises any flags about what i am doing.
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August 25, 2010 5:07:03 PM

Doing the bread-boarding step as mentioned in the sticky would be a really good idea.

Its quite possible its something simple like you have the plugs for the power and/or reset switches plugged in wrong so it contstantly wants to reset.
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August 25, 2010 5:44:19 PM

dndhatcher said:
Doing the bread-boarding step as mentioned in the sticky would be a really good idea.

Its quite possible its something simple like you have the plugs for the power and/or reset switches plugged in wrong so it contstantly wants to reset.



just bread boarded, installed ram, cpu on mobo outside of the box and the cpu finally booted, i will now connect other pieces to see if i can get bios. Its like having a child or something really hectic your first time but man do you learn alot!!
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August 25, 2010 6:03:35 PM

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