Computer WILL NOT boot

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  1. giz

    giz Active Member

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    I just finished putting togeth a new computer. Core 2 Duo e6400 and MSI P965 Platinum mobo.

    I go to turn it on, and it begins to start up but resets itself after about 4 seconds. Then it tries to start up again.

    When it resets, all the fans, leds, etc turn off. They then turn back on when it tries to start up again.

    I have never reached the bios.


    Somebody is having the *exact* same problem I am having here. I tried the suggested troubleshooting (resetting cmos, taking it down to bares bones) and still have the same problem.

    I really hope somebody here can help. I just don't know what to do anymore.
     
  2. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    just a stab in the dark, but it sounds like a processor/heatsink issue to me. Have your tried removing the heatsink, reseating the processor with new thermal paste and putting the heatsink back on?
     
  3. giz

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    Yeah, I tried that once. I posted this in the main forum and we decided my motherboard is most likely dead.
     
  4. MrBrotato

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    I was going to suggest re-pasting and seating the CPU. Then I was going to say mobo. Looks like its time to return the mobo, it is not that uncommon to get one that is faulty.
     
  5. giz

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    That's exactly what I did. Ordered a new one, with different chipset last night. Going from the P965 to 650i chipset.
     

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