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PC power up issue.

Last response: in Components
December 19, 2012 9:39:37 PM


I just put together a small computer for my family with all new parts (save for recycled memory). Problem is that when it starts up, it immediately shuts down, and then repeats this process until I unplug it. Doesn't even make it to the BIOS screen.

The setup is:
CPU: Intel Celeron G530 S1155
MoBo: MSI H61M-P31 (G3)
VGA: ATI Radeon HD 4550
RAM: Corsair XMS3 (4gig)
Power supply: 420W
OS: Windows 7

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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December 19, 2012 10:44:02 PM

What is the speed and voltage of your ram. The board specifications indicate it only supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333 DRAM, 16GB Max. And the corsair ram I looked at was 4GB XMS Memory kit for dual channel systems, 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V
December 19, 2012 10:51:17 PM

yes having ram of that voltage could cause the issue. If you have another pc you could borrow ram from you then could install it in this pc and set the bios ram voltage to 1.65v, then save and powerdown and put in the 1.65v ram and it should be fine from there.
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December 22, 2012 12:57:23 AM

Thank you for the ideas. RAM my first thought, but I only went so far as to take one out. I will look into the suggestions you gave.

Thank you again.
December 29, 2012 12:01:11 AM

Slapped in some of the recommended memory and still having the same problem.

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