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My new build boots for 1/10th of a second and then shuts down
Jan 19, 2012, 1:20 AM
i built a computer for my brother today with the following specs:
cpu- i5 2400
gpu- radon hd 6850
psu- 850w copper certified
MoBo- ASRock H61ICAFE LGA 1155
ram- ripjaws (1333)
i think i put everything together right...
it just won't boot correctly.
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
build boots 10th shuts down
Jan 19, 2012, 1:36 AM
i think one of the parts is probably faulty, though, i need help narrowing it down
Jan 19, 2012, 2:31 AM
Sounds like a RAM problem.
Push it in harder, then take the battery out for 30 min and stick it back in. Then try to turn the computer on.
- Edit - Just to verify, you do have the 20 + 4 connector in the 24 pin slot on the motherboard and the 4 + 4 pin connector in the 8 pin slot near the CPU, right?
Also, you do have the standoffs in, correct? The motherboard shouldn't be screwed directly into the case wall.
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Jan 19, 2012, 2:39 AM
This guide should prove helpful.
Jan 19, 2012, 3:51 AM
What have I done! I never used standoffs! Is my motherboard permently screwed? If so? Does it usually take out other parts with it?
Ugggggh.. Newb mistake!
Jan 19, 2012, 6:44 AM
Your motherboard may be OK. A lot will depend on your power supply. It is supposed to electronically shut down when it detects a short.
Jan 19, 2012, 12:20 PM
Best answer selected by deathbydoubleG.
Jan 19, 2012, 12:21 PM
Thanks for all of the help
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