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My New Rig's Weird:

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December 5, 2012 3:28:40 PM

Hello! I need severe help! I just finished putting my computer together and all seemed fine until it started shutting off on it's own.

Here are my specs:
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ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 (Motherboard)
3TB HDD
ASUS Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
750W PSU
AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz Quad-core Processor w/ Stock CPU fan
2 x 4GB RAM (8GB in total)
3 x Chasis fan
Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit
VGA display


Can't think of anything else to post but I managed to figure out what the previous beeps did and they no longer beep like that but then I get the SYSTEM OK beep that's one short beep and if I'm booting Windows normally, it'll shut off in the next 10 seconds. Then here's the weird part, I'm currently using the computer for the last 13 minutes and it hasn't shut off yet because I'm in safe mode w/ networking.

That's weird and what can I do for it to stop freaking out when I do a normal boot? It usually freaks out if I'm doing something memory extensive (ex. Watch a livestream, have multiple tabs open (had like 5 open), and even loading up League of Legends.) I haven't tried playing a game on here since I can't even have the comp stay on for more than 10 seconds without Safe mode w/ Networking.

The DRAM LED lights up once whenever I boot, but the RAM's seated in properly according to the mobo's manual: 1 stick - DIMM_A1, 2 sticks - DIMM_A2 & B2, 4 sticks - DIMM_A1, A2, B1, & B2 Which I'm using the 2-stick set-up that the manual says I should be using. And when I say "light up" it flickers on for a second then goes off. I tried to do the MEM OK! testing that the manual says to do but it does nothing, lol.

I've reset the BIOS as recommended even before making this post. I made sure to leave it out for 10 seconds even without a power source connected. Everything's connected properly and it makes different beeps if I put them in different RAM slots that aren't recommended by the mobo's book.

I've re-seat the RAM back into it's proper place and the mobo now gives me the RAM seat error when they're both seated in tightly with the locks clicked in (One Short Beep then one Long beep). I've tried to reformat my HDD and attempt to reinstall my OS but it can't even stay on for more than 10 seconds to do so.

I'm thinking it's a motherboard problem. Like the DRAM slots are defunct. Yes, they do read as 8GB in the bios as well as the computer itself. I did the MEM OK! test and it says that it's been completed and to go into set up to change any settings but I can't do that as the computer doesn't even stay on for more than 10 seconds...I've even tried with one stick booting at a time, and no dice.


-Rice

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December 5, 2012 4:07:07 PM

Check your CPU cooler and make sure it is seated properly. You should be able to see some CPU temps in the BIOS at idle. Sounds suspiciously like a CPU overheating issue. At least it's a possible cause.
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December 5, 2012 4:20:56 PM

jay2tall said:
Check your CPU cooler and make sure it is seated properly. You should be able to see some CPU temps in the BIOS at idle. Sounds suspiciously like a CPU overheating issue. At least it's a possible cause.


Yeah, everything's snug and no problems with the CPU. Checking the BIOS, the CPU is at 58 Celsius which I was told is norm for a stock heatsink fan.
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