Ok, so I'm having some SLIGHT issues, nothing that I picture too major, or its not anything that's really major atm. I recently built a new computer, everything went together real well (as well as I had planned for the first built) and everything is running great once the computer is going.
The problem: during post (on boot) my computer shuts off and retarts the booting process, it only does this once and after that it continues to work fine and boots into the OS. BIOS shows no errors, and I'm completely stumped.
How can I keep it from restarting during boot/what do you think is causing it, below will be some things I have tried to eliminate the problem.
Things I've tried to eliminate the problem: (things that I did that didn't help or change anything)
-Made sure that the motherboard had all brass standoffs for it so that it wasn't shorting out or anything
-Put another, lower end graphics card in to see if maybe it was drawing too much power
-Plugged computer into the wall instead of the surge protector
-I did a MemTest on the board to make sure it was compatible (it says that it is even tho its not on the list that the Motherboard came with)
-I reset the CMOS
-BIOS is up to date
Thanks in advance to any of you tech savvy folk that can help me, I will really appreciate it.
Alright. One last thing that I can think of. Are your RAM timings correctly set? You might want to check out your BIOS and make sure your RAM is set to AUTO, or even better yet - find out what the best setting is for them at the manufacturer's website and set it manually.
The next thing to do would be to try out some of your components in another computer (say the PSU, or Graphics card).
Edit: Have you tried using the other 2 slots for your RAM instead of the two you are using now?
I've tried doing the most minimal things possible first, as doing things like changing the RAM would require me to take my CPU cooler completely off, the RAM timings are at Auto, and I'll make sure the timings are correct.
Anyone else have any other ideas, or should I try switching the location of my RAM sticks, they're currently in 2/4, the slots being 1,2,3,4. I think I've read somewhere else that the two slots they recommend don't work right, but I'm not entirely certain.
RAM was by far the last thing I wanted to mess with, since I have to take the entire CPU cooler off since its so massive (see pictures) to get the ram off
This only happens on a cold boot, if that helps at all...
I've reinstalled ram in different slots, still happened.
I've reseated the CPU cooler, as well as used a different one, no results.
I've tried dealing with a different version of BIOS available for the motherboard, no results...
I've reset CMOS again, nothing happened.