PC turns retarded, shuts off after few seconds, turns back on

By someonedying
Mar 8, 2008
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  1. someonedying

    someonedying Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Ok I have put everything else on a new motherboard ( except for ram, got different sticks because my other ones are not compatible ) and my motherboard does not shut itself off now or reset; now it just wont put anything to my monitor.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Holding in the power button for 3 to 5 secs will force turn off

    But, those ram(s) are they new?
    I'm still thinking the power supply (the new one) is at fault

    You will need more components to test and swap out

    Have you tried the Bench Test option? (ie Motherboard out of case)
  3. someonedying

    someonedying Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Yea, I have tried three motherboards now bench testing with all the same hardware and Im using the ddr2 pc6400 800mhz 2gb sticks for the new(foxconn) MB, and Im using the pc5400 667mhz 1gb sticks for the other 2 MBs


    (Tried using my brothers 7950GTX vid card and still got same response to monitor)

    Tomorrow I will get to use a friend's CPU on my MB to see if it will make any difference, and then I will try my stuff on his MB, will be doing a variety of swapping around things, this has gone too far >_>
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