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Smoke coming from new build, test booted ok

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April 20, 2012 7:27:02 AM

So I just got all of my components today, I put them all together for an out of case boot, and I got the post beep, all of the fans start going etc, which means everything posted right?

So I put everything into the case, and turn it on. Smoke started coming out from around the processor. I have an Asus Z68 motherboard and I'm running and a i5 2400 processor.

None of the power things are working, but the status light for the motherboard is on, which means it's receiving power. Does that mean it's just the motherboard, or could it be something else.

Keep in mind I double checked and triple checked out of the connections and none of the other components, other than the motherboard status light was working.

I'm a first time builder, just making sure what's going on.
a b V Motherboard
April 20, 2012 7:28:57 AM

Smoke? Are there any heat issues?
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April 20, 2012 7:31:03 AM

constepatdyak said:
Smoke? Are there any heat issues?

It was on for like 10 secs then started smoking, so could it be a heat issue? It's a brand new build, it doesn't post once I tried to start in the case.
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a b V Motherboard
April 20, 2012 7:43:27 AM

Does your cpu cooler have proper contact with the CPU?
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April 20, 2012 7:46:42 AM

constepatdyak said:
Does your cpu cooler have proper contact with the CPU?


When I double checked everything I checked the fan pins, and they were in. When I took out the processor, there was thermal paste on both the top of the CPU and the heat sink, so I assume so.
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April 20, 2012 7:55:56 AM

Did you check if your board is sitting on the motherboard tray properly and not crating a short? Also check if there is any issue with cpu pins on the board? Take a closer look at the board, and see if you notice any change of colour? Did you try booting the system fully assembled out side the tower? Like a test run...
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April 20, 2012 8:00:06 AM

devils_advocate said:
Did you check if your board is sitting on the motherboard tray properly and not crating a short? Also check if there is any issue with cpu pins on the board? Take a closer look at the board, and see if you notice any change of colour? Did you try booting the system fully assembled out side the tower? Like a test run...


I'll check the board tomorrow for discoloration. I did check the CPU pins, they seemed fine. It seemed to fit on the tray just fine. I did a test boot before I installed everything in the case and it was working fine.

I'll do another out of vase build tomorrow to see if it will work, although I'm gonna need more thermal paste now haha. Thanks for the help so far everyone.
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April 20, 2012 5:57:06 PM

Turns out it wasn't properly secured to the mb tray, up and running thanks guys! Excited to try out my new pc!
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