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My new build boots for 1/10th of a second and then shuts down

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January 19, 2012 1:20:56 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.

More about : build boots 10th shuts

January 19, 2012 1:36:05 AM

i think one of the parts is probably faulty, though, i need help narrowing it down

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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2012 2:31:17 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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January 19, 2012 3:51:36 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! :( 

a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 19, 2012 6:44:33 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.
January 19, 2012 12:20:47 PM

Best answer selected by deathbydoubleG.
January 19, 2012 12:21:16 PM

Thanks for all of the help :)