Hello, I need some help with two builds with slightly similar issues Start/Stop Continuously
Case PC-Q03A itx
Asus P8H61-I Rev 3 (Second Hand)()
4gb DDR3 1333
Pentium G840 (Second Hand)
Stock Intel Cooler
60Gb OCZ Agility Sata III
SilversTone PSU 500w
When I power this up all that happens is that the CPU Fan on the cooler Spins for about 5 seconds and then stops, It then then does this repeatedly. The PSU fan turns continuously and doesn't stop
I checked the ram to make sure the ram was compatible and works - and it is compatible and works.
I checked the how the mounts are aligned to the motherboard - correctly
I removed all the DVD & the other drives away from the system - same thing happens
I rebuilt the system from scratch outside of the case - again the same thing happens.
Reset the board with the power off - same thing happens
took out the CMOS Battery, reset the board, put the battery back in whilst the power was off - same thing happens
I have a brand new MSI Z77-G45MA Motherboard so I thought I would try the CPU and cooler with it. The result being that the CPU fan spins continuously and looks to work Correctly.
so now I am definitely thinking that the Motherboard is duff
- Am I right ?
- Can i fix this?
Case Fractal Design 1000
8 GB DDR3 1600 Hyper Greys
64GB Crucial M4 SSD (OS)
320 SATA II HDD
OCT ZT 550w Modular PSU
MSI HD 6870 OC
I have bought a new motherboard and a new processor to update the Machine you can see in my signature i.e. Moving from AMD -> Intel
Before Changing over the motherboard and CPU I did not Format my (SSD OS Drive) as I could do this in the bios.
I assembled this build after trying to assemble my first build (Does this have any bearing on the motherboard i.e. I tried my pentium G840 in it before my ivy bridge i5).
I turned on this PC and the PSU continuously turns, but the Cpu fan seems to spin for a bout 10-12 secs and then stops and then repeats. I can see the light come on my DVD, my SSD and my system fans turn (but they stop when the CPU fans stops)
I also tried a using a new SSD but still no progress
I tried similar process of elimination, as in the previous build, to identify the weakest link
Its definitely not my PSU Or RAM
and I don't think its My CPU or Motherboard ?
I realise that this is a lot of detail but I have two machines to build for Xmas and I have never had this kind of issue in 5 previous builds?
Also i have no working computer at home at the moment so I'm actually think of going back to my original build.
Any Help appreciated
CPU:Athlon II x4 620 RAM :HyperX Grey 8GBMB:ASROCK N68-GS3 UCC
GPU:MSI HD 6870 OC 1GB SSD:M4 64GB(OS)HDD:320GB SATAII
HDD:120 GB SATAII (BKUP) PSU CZ ZT SERIES 550W CASE:FD1000