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January 23, 2011
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okay so i had to move my room around clean it out to get this gaming cockpit in so obviouslly shutdown PC and unplugged all the cables etc.

now it starts up sometimes i can login sometimes it just gets to the motherboad bios startup screen and then shutsdown :S

i have tried differnt power points and shit removed ram put it back in.

its not the HDD because I have logged into it fine but then it shut down. all fans are running. not getting any error before it shutsdown.

any ideas?

im thinking its the PSU thats fuct?

but like it is getting power to it then just shuts down.

tried differnt power cables.

removed the bettery from motherboard for 5mins added again no luck.

fucking doing my head in.

January 24, 2011
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yeah i will be getting 2 cards eventually but i need lots of power to run the 3x 120mhz monitors.

and thanks everyone for your help :)

January 23, 2011
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and yes it does seem to stay on longer after its been off for awhile

January 23, 2011
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k ive notice 2 of the sides of the heatsink and down properly they are loose and wobbly. the are 2 are in tight.

how the fuck to i get em back in im even struggling to take the whole thing off

which settings would the CPU temp be in the bios i tried to find it but didnt get enough time before it shutting down again :(

January 23, 2011
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i got the whole heat sink off now i cant get it back on i cant get the white fkn things in the motherboard holes. do you need to use heaps of force? feels like im gonna break it.. then u turn this plastic thing each side on all 4 corners im guessing to lock it in

January 23, 2011
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shouldnt need that much force :/

but yer turn those black things on the corners with the springy thinks on them to lock it in

January 23, 2011
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cant get it back on I suck

January 23, 2011
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hah, cant be that hard

do you have those slots on hte 4 clips pointing straight out (from the middle of the heatsink) when trying to put it in, then after that pushing all 4 down, then turn/locking them al in?

January 23, 2011
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okay so it has like white plastic things on the bottom which dont really fit in the holes :D and when i try push em in the plastic bends to the side so already 1 of the corrners is broken and doesnt sit in right is just drops straight in the hole and for the other i dont wanna keep trying cause bending it forwards and back it will snap like the other one . the arrows are pointing outwards so they aint in the lock position.

January 23, 2011
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If it’s an intel, you take it off, turn the black nozzels to the ‘clamp’ position, and then they click on. The clamp position is the opposite to the way you turn them to take off. I sometimes have difficulty with em… can be a bit annoying… if one doesn’t click in, turn th nozzel around and try again.

January 23, 2011
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i got a spare intel heatsink if u want it

January 23, 2011
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Ever since the LGA 775 pin heatsinks.. the standard ones are terrible to securely fit without feeling like your about to snap the motherboard.

From then on i allways bought a aftermarket heatsinks on all my machines, and if possible on other builds i do as well.

January 23, 2011
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yeah i broke 1 of the things on the heatsink so im gonna get a new one today hopefully it fixes im pretty sure that is it.?

like if it was the PSU? wouldnt it not get any power at all? like if the PSU is broken its either not getting power or getting power is that correct or not.

if its the PSU fuck it i bought a new PC last night so should have it this week I hope

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Motherboard

i7 2600k

Corsair 1000W

ATI 6970

8GB Ram

<3

January 23, 2011
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A bit overkill with the psu unless you are going to crossfire that 6970.

Just make sure you get a decent psu like corsair/antec/seasonic/ocz and not a shaw ;)

January 23, 2011
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Can you get into bios by any chance and does the pc stay on if so?

January 23, 2011
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hard to troubleshoot that shit man

if you can get into bios and watch the temps to make they are ok? does it stay on for longer after its been off a while?

have you tried just one stik of ram, then the other?

January 23, 2011
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Had a problem recently like that with the wife’s computer.

I was confident it was due to some power surge, so either the psu or ram may have been bugged. Changing the ram did have an effect but was still suspicious.

Turned out the the power surge had corrupted the bios memory somehow. When I updated the bios, everything went perfect again. Could be one of many culprits.

You seem to be in the right ballpark. Apart from psu and ram, overheating can do that. Short circuit from mobo to case as well.

The short circuit can also tell the bios that any form of overclocking has failed when it hasn’t. And it’s trying to reset any settings, doing it over and over…

Boosting voltage slightly to ram and/or southbridge may help (pending on mobo).

Though it may not be the drives, remove them anyway and see if the bios bootup is more stable.

January 23, 2011
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like i can get into the bios for abit but it shuts down so i gotta be quick if im doing anything in there.

should i try load optimal defaults on the bios?

i have taken the ram out and put back in also tried with just 2 sticks of ram in instaead of 4 and then swapped them around and tried the other 2 .

they both differnt brands.

its wierd like sometimes it will get far and i can login and then sometimes the bios screen to press del and change bootup comes up and shuts down straight away then.

so its not the HDD of win 7 files aint corrupt its a hardware prob for sure.

i might try running it with just 1 stick of RAM in.

what do should i check or do in the bios?

FUCK THIS SHIT!!

January 23, 2011
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If you only have a few seconds in bios go straight to the cpu temps and see where there at if possible

January 23, 2011
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Did the heatsink loosen when you moved it? If it has slightly riggled loose, it’ll have exactly the same result. THen again, rushing into bios and checking temps will prove that as well.

One little trick which has worked in the passed is getting a rubber/eraser and rubbing up and down the gold plates of the ram. It cleans of residue and allows for better connection. Try that when all else has failed.

So check temps first.

Make sure 4pin power to mobo isn’t out.

Try one stick (rare that both go but it can happen).

Pull out harddrives, optical incase they have a power surge problem.

Got another PSU to try? Like in a media centre or something?

Reseat heatsink… good to always have some artic silver or other cooling paste everytime you move the heatsink. Can drop the temps by 10c.

Put a desk fan blowing into the inside of the comp. Can help determine if their is a cpu/ram/mobo/graphics heat problem.

Pull your dick outta of the the power point and try putting a proper cable in.

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