Help, new computer keeps shutting off

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  1. Homan

    Homan Unconquerable OT Supporter

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    ASUS P5ND2-SLI ATX

    P4 3.0ghz

    I got a PCI express card with it and a gb of ram, i tried swapping out the video card with a old PCI card I had, I tried different sticks of ram in different slots, I tried different power supply (430w), I have unplugged all HDD and cdroms, it is still turning itself off after 30seconds-40seconds of booting up. I can get in the BIOS and it seems to see everything that is connected. Fans are up and running, any ideas on what could be wrong?
     
  2. modspace

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    does it still turn off if you leave it in the bios screen for 30 seconds or however long?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    thermal issues, perhaps?

    Of does it shut off while booting windows? You DO need to reformat when you change major system hardware.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Thermal issues seem pretty likely. My own experience with the newer CPUs with the little square armor on top is that the edges of the armor are not always rounded properly, and that can make the heatsink not contact the CPU well enough to cool it properly.

    I've swapped three motherboards into my current computer, with different chipsets no less, and I never needed to reformat.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    And several of your threads lead me to believe that you're not so knowledgable about such things.

    different chipset == reformat. Can you do it w/o? usually. Is it a good idea? never.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    The computer works fine.
     

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