Thread: Completely lost on new build.
August 17th, 2009, 07:10 PM #1
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Completely lost on new build.
heck of a first post but here I go...
I just built a new pc. I was using Fedora 10 and Vista Ultimate.
Specs are as follows:
ASUS P5Q SE Plus
evga 8600 gts
G.Skill 4GB 2x2 ddr2 1066
Rosewill PCI wireless card
Anywho... The computer had been plugged in an running for 2 days. It had been working for over a week. I went to turn it on one morning after it had somehow shut itself down. It would not turn on so I unplugged it and plugged it back in. It had those crazy led fans so I could see the cpu and case fans start briefly < 1 sec breifly. I tested with a new psu, no dice. I have removed everything and tried rebuilding piece by piece and still does the same thing. I'm going to narrow it down to motherboard or CPU but I thought as a last shot, I'd try here. No beeps... nothing. Makes me sad This is my first personal build, while I've done builds for others and they've worked great. figures...
August 17th, 2009, 07:36 PM #2
Welcome to TechIMO!
Instant shutdown like that is the circuit breaker in the power supply tripping from a dead short.
Having to unplug it to start again says the same thing.
This is usually the motherboard touching something and grounding, but it could be a bad component also shorting.
Try assembling outside the case, with minimal parts. (PS, mem, vid, CPU).
Substitute the parts if you can, to find the bad one.
Try the min parts in another computer.
I would try starting without the video card, to see if the short goes away. I know it won't boot but, if the fans keep running that may tell you something about the short..Hard Sayin Not Knowin
August 17th, 2009, 07:47 PM #3
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Thanks for the quick response! I've already removed the cmos battery for over 24 hours and this didn't help. I also removed the motherboard from the case and sat it on an antistatic bag to test with only mobo, psu, and processor. Still no beepy. I put in the video card, still no beepy. As much as I want to lean toward the mobo, I'm extremely frightened it's the CPU. (motherboards are cheap)
Unfortunately I have neither an extra cpu or motherboard.
August 17th, 2009, 08:00 PM #4
The only other way is if you can test the CPU in another case.
I've always heard anti-static bags are only anti-static on the inside, a piece of wood or other non conductive surface is safer.
I've measured as high as 90ohms of conductivity accross the bags with the black stripes.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
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