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Should this build work all together?

By Komakazee ยท 4 replies
Aug 20, 2012
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  1. I am wanting to know if this build should work or not. This is my third build and well I start the computer but it shuts off after 5 seconds and then reboots and I'm unsure of what is wrong.

    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633
    MotherBoard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,267

    If the system is "running" for 5 seconds then I'd check to make sure that the CPU cooler is fitted correctly. The Intel stock cooler can be tricky if you haven't fitted many before. The cooler should be rock solid with no movement . The ends of all four push pins and the barbed edge of the scrivets that the pins sit inside should be sitting above the rear of the motherboard PCB.
    I presume also that you have the CPU fan of the cooler plugged into the CPU fan header on the motherboard?

    If the cooler is loose, remove it from the board and clean the heatsink base and the CPU heatspreader of thermal grease ( lint free cloth and isopropyl alcohol), when both surfaces are clean and dry, apply a rice-grain sized drop of new thermal grease (you'll need to purchase) and refit the cooler.

    And yes, the system should work together. The RAM is qualified for the board which is the usual point of contention
  3. Komakazee

    Komakazee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It turns on but I don't get the boot screen in fact the screen doesn't even come on it doesn't even send a signal from what I can tell.
  4. Komakazee

    Komakazee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay it gives me 4 short beeps
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,267

    I assume you have your monitor cable attached to one of the ports on the graphics card. You may need to have the cable attached to the motherboards video out (D-Sub15 or HDMI) initially. I'm not sure if that board will auto detect and enable the graphics card by default.

    EDIT: 4 beeps is usually timer related. I'd suggest you reset the CMOS and try booting with one stick of RAM. I'll download the manual and see if there's any relevant info regarding the code for UEFI.

    EDIT #2: The manual isn't any help, and ASRock's site isn't much better. From what I can gather, 4 beeps means CPU incompatibility (not an issue here), RAM issue ( try the sticks individually just in case one is defective), or BIOS corruption ( clear CMOS - page 31 of the manual). Past these issues you could be looking at a motherboard RMA.

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