Computer reboots every 10-15 seconds

By Shadowimp
Jan 26, 2010
  1. I just put together a new computer. I have everything plugged in correctly and everything is connected correctly. Everytime i turn it on, all fans turn, cpu fan turns on, both video cards start up, i can turn the led lights on, but the drives will not open up and the nothing displays on my monitor. It restarts over and over again every 10-15 seconds. Not sure what could be cause this issue.

    ]AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan

    MSI NF980-G65 Motherboard - Socket AM3, NForce 980a SLI, ATX, RAID, SATA, Gbit LAN, Hybrid SLI, 3-Way SLI

    Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 2000MHz Memory - PC16000, Dual-Channel, Non-ECC, CL9, Unbuffered DIMM, 240-pin

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Writermaster writable drive
    LG DVD/CD Drive
    500 GB Westerndigital HDD 5400 rpm
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit

    Not sure if these will have much affect on it running

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    LG - 23" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor - Glossy Black

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    First thing... did you install the CPU properly, using thermal compound between the CPU and it's heatsink? Did you connect the heatsink fan to the proper CPU fan header on the motherboard?
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