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Very slow to power on?

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February 5, 2013 12:00:00 PM

New build includes asus f2a85-v pro, AMD a10-5800k. I'm reusing a 700w ocz fata1ty. After assembly I can press the power button and notice the system ready light on the motherboard dim slightly and nothing else. No beeps, fans, power supply, nothing. It will take 2-5 minutes befor the system will do anything. Once it comes on it seems to work fine. Why the long delay? Sound like power supply, or motherboard? I don't have a psu tester but have tested it using the "jump start" and it fires up immediately when inserting the paperclip.

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February 5, 2013 8:59:06 PM

Capacitors in motherboard, possibly power supply?
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February 6, 2013 4:07:53 AM

Its the power supply, probably multiple things are going wrong with it at the same time, so your not getting an easily diagnosed problem with it. But a good rule of thumb, since the PSU is usually the first part to go in an older system when building a new system get a new PSU.
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