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i7 build troubleshooting

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by feral-ghoul, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. feral-ghoul


    Joined: 8 Apr 2010

    Posts: 5

    Anyone got any idea what the problem is?
    when I power on the LED keeps flashes and the fans turns slightly and it does this every second or so, but never actually boots. the "clr coms" button on the rear panel is also blinking. I've checked over everything and it all seems normal..
  2. RJC


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    What are your full specs.

    Double check your memory is in the correct slots and you have installed the 8 pin for cpu power - this often gets missed.
  3. feral-ghoul


    Joined: 8 Apr 2010

    Posts: 5

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard
    OCZ StealthXStream 700w Silent Power Supply
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)
    Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler
    Coolermaster Elite 334 Nvidia Edition Midi Case - Black/Green
    XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 "AVP Edition" 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    Sony Optiarc AD-7241S 24x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe Optical Drive (Black) - OEM
    6GB corsair ram
    intel i7

    The memory is in slots 1, 3 and 5 as it should.

    However, the CPU needed 2 four pin molex connector, one of them i used had all 4 rounded off corners- does that matter?


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,492

    Location: N.Devon

    did you use the correct amount of motherboard standoff's and in the right locations when mounting the board?
  5. Destination


    Joined: 31 May 2009

    Posts: 20,575

    Plug the additional motherboard power lead in?
    For system stability?

    Try the components outside of the case.

    Reseat your CPU cooler, you did remove the plastic strip from the cooler prior to seating it?