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:( any idea whats wrong with my new build?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by SOSAGES2, 15 Aug 2006.



    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 119

    Hi all - just got all my bits and bobs delivered and started building the new system.

    just turned it on - cpu fan spins for a second or 2 then goes off - everything else seems fine. i then turn it off and the fan jumps into life again for a few seconds.

    :( anyone have any ideas? im all upset :)

    i have an inter conroe 2.4 with stock fan + heatsink.

    a gigabyte ds4 mobo

    enermax 500w liberty psu

    2gb geil ddr2.

    and a radeon x1800 xt

    no hard drive or cd rom plugged in yet.

    i have every power connector i can see plugged in. (is that a bad idea?)
    i have 2 atx12vx2 plugs so they are both in.
    i also added the extra addon for the atx connector so thats all plugged in.

    any ideas? is it something to do with atx 12v?

    i have tried it with and without the gfx card and same results.

    i assume its not a memory issue as the fan would still continue to spin (i hope) if it was a memory error.
    Last edited: 15 Aug 2006
  2. InvaderGIR


    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Bristol

    This may sound stupid...unplug the reset button from the front of the case. I couldn't figure out why on an old case the pc wouldn't start and was doing that sort of thing, turned out that the reset button was stuck to reset. :rolleyes:

    Unplugging it fixed it...then I replaced it. :)

    I'm probably wrong, but it is something to check.


    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 119

    hi and thanks :) i only have the pwr button connected currently.
  4. Mr Mister


    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,670

    is the geil ram the stuff on this week only?

    Have you tried booting with 1 stick?


    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 119

    yeah thats the stuff - i will try but i would still expect the cpu fan to spin round even if itw as a memory error :(
  6. bobba


    Joined: 9 Aug 2006

    Posts: 10



    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 119

    oh joy