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Old 07-29-2006, 08:24 PM
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Mobo problem.


Howdy all,
My other topic, I was asking which mobo to get,
I got:
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...8MM-V&class=mb

I just got everything put in,
400W Power supply,
hit the button, and everything comes on for about a seconds, then goes off.
I have even unplugged extra things, like fans, etc, and it still does that.
The Screws look fine, dont think it is Shorting out.
Anyone know what the problem could be?

Thanks

-Jarrett



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Old 07-29-2006, 08:58 PM
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Heat. The CPU is probably overheating and shutting the machine off after only a second. At least, that's what mine did when I mounted the fan wrong. Re-mount the chip fan and try again....

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Old 07-30-2006, 02:15 AM
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Even though it is brand new?
Even if it is the 1st time coming online?

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Old 07-30-2006, 02:50 AM
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Of course. If the fan is loose it'll cause that problem. Could be something else, but that would be the first thing to check. Take the fan all the way off and put it back on.

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Old 07-30-2006, 11:47 AM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
What he said...I've put a fan on
wrong before...Just take it off and make sure it's seated securely when you're done.

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Old 07-30-2006, 12:11 PM
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What kind of thermal paste are you using? I suggest artic silver 5, it works the best. It's on the more expensive side ($12 for a small tube of it), but, you don't use too much of it. Also, its usually not a good idea to unplug any kind of fans.

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Old 07-30-2006, 12:50 PM
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I will try the Fan thing today,
thanks!
Actually, I had a buddy over to help me out,
(he has an AMD Athlon 64, 3500+)
He kind of got me to buy this, so I took his word for it.
When I opened the package for the 2800,
There was this sticky grey stuff on the bottom of the heatsink, and he said thermal compound isn't needed.
I was king of weary on putting on the heatsink without thermal compound, even if that sticky stuff was in the place of it.
I did it anyways.
Do you guys still recommend thermal compound? Or is the sticky stuff better.
Oh, and the Fan/Heatsink is the fan/heatsink that was in the AMD box.

Thanks a bunch guys!

-Jarrett

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Old 07-30-2006, 12:53 PM
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What kind of thermal paste are you using? I suggest artic silver 5, it works the best. It's on the more expensive side ($12 for a small tube of it), but, you don't use too much of it. Also, its usually not a good idea to unplug any kind of fans.

I unplugged the fans,
to make sure it wasn't a power problem, but thanks!


-Jarrett

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:01 PM
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I usually scrape that thermal pad that comes with the stock heatsink off and put on some artic silver. However, I'm slightly suspicious that it would be the CPU. Does it start to load up the BIOS?

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:05 PM
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I will give it a try.
Nothing comes on, as I said,
when I hit the power button, everything only comes on(fans spin, LED lights come on,) for about a second. Then goes off.
It is wierd,
I am starting to think I got a fried mobo, and am planning on exchanging it on Monday if the remount of the fan/cpu doesn't go well.
Thanks

-Jarrett

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Old 07-30-2006, 02:24 PM
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Well,
I put thermal paste on it, and put everything back on, and it still acts the same way.
I have 2 things to think,
1) - The power supply has gone bad
2) - They sold me a shorted out motherboard.

Thanks guys,

-Jarrett

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Old 07-30-2006, 05:41 PM
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Try taking the motherboard out of the case. leave everything pluged in and try to boot it up. If it boots, your board was shorting out.

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Old 07-30-2006, 11:11 PM
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Hmm,
I'll give it a try at work in the morning,
Thanks

-Jarrett

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