Hi, I'm building my first desktop and I'm running into a lot of problems. I've plugged in everything to the best of my ability and don't think the wiring is the problem, but I could be wrong.
My first problem is that when I turn on the computer, it shuts itself off in about 5-6 seconds and restarts itself. After that, it stays on just fine. Another issue is that there is no display on my monitor. I've tried plugging the monitor into the on board video from the motherboard as well and it does not work. Also, the light for DRAM LED RAM / MemOK is lit up for some reason and nothing else is besides the power and reset button.
The cpu fan, the gpu fan, and the case fans are all running. I do not have any spare parts to test whether or not something is not working. My gpu has been overclocked already right out of the box if that means anything. I wanted to try my luck on here before I bring it into the shop. Thanks.
Thanks for the links roblaw. I watched the youtube video where they only plugged in what was necessary to test if the bios even comes up. I just had to put in the cpu, connect the cpu, put in the ram, put in the gpu, connect power to the gpu, connect power to the motherboard in two spots, connect the vga with the dvi converter to the gpu, and connect the speaker. I followed the video step by step and don't think I missed anything. The results were the same, however. No beeps were present. Does this narrow down the problem to the motherboard if everything was wired correctly?
I would bring it in to a store where they can look at everything. It is not safe to assume it is the motherboard and buy a new one. Spend the money to have someone look at it and hopefully it was a small mistake somewhere and not a complete hardware failure.