hello all, could someone tell me whats wrong, i just installed new case, motherboard, ram, and cpu fan, ok, so i put it all in, run it... all i see is blank screen, and unactive comp, i reinstall cpu and it boots for about 3 seconds, closes down, then the next time i tried, cpu fan ran about 3 seconds, and shutodown, next the cpu fan went 2 seconds, and so on, and now all it does is turn on split second and shutdown in a split second, i suspect problem with cpu or cpu fan, does anyone have an idea what the problem is and how i might fix it, thanks!! ladr
Oh god - please tell me you didn't try booting your system with no thermal material between the cpu and heatsink... I'll give you a clue, they supplied it for a reason and that reason was not to use as acne cream...
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When you installed your mother board did you put in the little brass pegs that the screws go into? Some people leave these out and it causes the MB to short out. It sounds like a power problem since your fan comes on shortly then shuts off. Or it could be the MB, if the fan is plugged into the MB. Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the proc. fan stay on even if the proc. is dead? I'm not sure on this. On the heatsink did it have a little pad on the bottom with some thermal paste already on there, or was it pure metal? If it was pure metal you need to put a dab of paste on there, not much, about the size of a grain of rice. That'll be enough to fill all of the air gaps. I would pull everything out and reseat everything. Make sure all jumpers and cables are on correctly. And make sure nothing is shorting out. Good luck.
Hey FUGGER, if you're at Comdex with SGI, why are you bothering to make stupid posts like this? I'd be out enjoying the place. And it's only 4pm there, so don't try and tell me it's after dinner and you're about to go to bed or something.
i didnt get any brass pegs that my screws go into, im pretty sure its not my motherboard shorted cause i still see a little orange light that stays on. and the bottom of the heatsink is pure metal and came with some paste stuff, and other than that, im pretty sure the wires and connections are right cause i have them coming out of my new case into old and into this motherboard that enables me to be on my comp, so is anyone pretty sure my cpu is fried? thanks, ladr
if it powers on for a few seconds then goes off, cpu is probly ok. double check for shorts, also what psu do you have? strip out everything except the ram and vid card, see if you then get a post and go from there. regarding the thermal compund, was there also a sticky thing on the heatsink? use one or the other- not both, preferably thermal grease or some kind, but I have to say, the last few systems I've done for peeps I've used the thermal pad (lost my arctic silver- dunno how...)