new computer fails

By twite ยท 8 replies
Aug 24, 2006
  1. Hi, i just built a new computer for my freind, and after about 15-25 seconds from startup, it shuts down.

    Their was a cable that looked like it should plug into the leds that had 2 wires and then a round black object at the end of it. I was unfamilair with this and didnt see it listed in the mobo manual, so i didint plug it in..could this be the problem?

    specs- sapphire x1800xt
    Dfi infinity 975x mobo
    conroe e6300
    1 gig g-skill ddr2 ram
    seagate 160 gig 7200 rps HD
    Rosewill 500W psu, 2 12v - 1st 12 v-18A 2nd-16A

    Help would be wonderful
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Nope, the part you talk about sounds like a pizo electric buzzer which is equivalent to the pc speaker.

    Plug it in to the pc speaker socket on the mobo (making sure the + and - are correct) and see if you get any beeps.
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    ok..thanks but if thats not the problem then what is?
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried what i suggested? Because if it beeps that can give you a clue as to the problem. Look up beep codes.
  5. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    Ok i found the problem..The cpu temps are getting to high and its shutting down. Why could this be? Im using the stock heatsink. If I applied to much thermal compound, could this be the problem. Could the cpu be dammaged?
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    Well, i have come to the conclusion that the sensor on the mobo is bad because it is reading temperatures of 90 degrees celcius, yet the heatsink fan isnt even a tad bit hot. This is forcing the cpu to shut off. The weird thing is that i disabled cpu shutdown when it reaches a certain temp, yet it still turns this just a saftey feature, our is the cou actually overheating?
  7. nonda

    nonda TS Rookie Posts: 35


    have u tried to oc ur processor lateley? go back into ur bios and set everything for ur cpu back to default. and see what happens. also check in ur bios to see what the temp read out in there, to see if that is consistant
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    This is a new build..everything is defualt. The temps i reported are the temps from the bios.
  9. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Just a bad board, just RMA Back and get a new one :)

    Cheers :)
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