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Help with new PC shutting down

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ufk, 8 Feb 2004.

  1. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    Just put together a new PC for a mate

    MSI k7n2 delta mo'board
    XP3000+ (barton)
    512mb ddr pc3200 crucial ram
    msi fx5600
    maxtor 120gb hdd
    Antec case and 350watt psu
    All of the above are new components

    The problem i have is that on powerup it mostly powers up, beeps once (short) and then powers down the only way i can get it to repower up is to unplug from the mains and then plug back in. If left powered off for a while it powers up long enough to get into the bios or boot from the windows xp cd and perform its systems check and then it powers down again. (roughly one minute b4 powerdown at best)

    I've checked the usual stuff , cpu temp is 44 degrees c ,case is ambient temp (from bios), tried with just the basics (gfx,cpu and ram) with no change in the problem. Powered up the psu by shorting the atx connector between the green wire and earth and it runs the 2 x120 mm and the cpu fans fine, and i've been through the stickied pc diagnostics thread

    I have however noticed a few niggly little things about the psu like the fan on it is mounted the wrong way round (it sucks air from the back of the case into the psu , now in my eyes this is wrong because every other psu i've ever used has the fan exhausting not as an inlet)

    What I need is some suggestions on the problem and possible solutions, We're going to try swapping out the psu 2moro to see if that makes a difference and also the ram when i get mine out of my machine . Would a faulty PSU cause these problems or is there any other possibilities?
     
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  2. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    a short with one of the motherboard standoffs in the wrong place?

    is the sensor connection on a fan dodgy? especially the cpu one, my board cuts out if this is off/too low rpm's.
     
  3. Highland3r

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    Sounds like a psu problem IMO, no/lack or post beeps indicating a problem suggest that... Although if the CPU temp shutdown is set quite low, or cpu fan fail is enabled this may also casue the shutdowns.....
     
  4. ufk

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    Cpu fan is showing just over 2500 rpm so i guess thats counted out, all the mo'board standoffs are in correct position and mo'board is screwed to all of them, I did some googling when i got home and PSU seems most likely culprit ,bloody brand new as well, just got to find out if overclockers will replace just the psu or wether or not they want the case back as well,
    darn 14 day returns policy :waah:
     
  5. Highland3r

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    test the psu first... you can rule it out if it itsnt faulty....
     
  6. Xen0phobiak

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    i assume its an antec psu from that?
     
  7. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    yep antec 350w psu,
    i'm going round with my comp tomorrow and trying it on my psu with my ram see if that helps

    Edit problem solved 420w trupower psu and the thing runs like dream
     
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