Strange issue building new PC

By dpuck1998
Mar 3, 2005
  1. I am building a new machine right now. The mobo is an ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe, AMD 64 3500+, ATI Radeon X800XL (PCI-E), SATA Raptor, two IDE HD's and RAIDMAX 420W Case. I've built many systems and work as a network manager for a large school district. I put the machine together with no issues, boot it up and it posted fine (this mobo talks for post instead of beeps, very cool) as soon as I moved the machine upright and plugged it in, no post! as soon as I lay the machine on its side it post just fine....I got the first mobo replaced and just got a new one and it has the same problem. I put Artic Silver between the chip and heatsink (its a retail chip with the stock heatsink) Anyone out there had a similar problem and have any ideas? I really don't want to run such and expensive machine on it's side forever.
  2. CME

    CME TS Rookie

    just an idea but the only thing i can think of is something is shorting it out, mabe a screw or something fell behind the motherboard and rolls around when you tip it, just a thought
  3. Secondgunman

    Secondgunman TS Rookie Posts: 91

    ???... I have... er ah... THATS IT AN IDEA!!!

    I had a that happen to me building a system one time, it can be 100's of things in my case it was the power puppy that was the problem... my AN8-SLI never talks... I will have to look in to that. :giddy:
  4. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well in case anyone is wondering here was the problem. The reset switch connecting to the mobo from the case was shorting out. UGH!!
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