built a new pc and it boots up for a couple mins than dies
Posted 17 June 2006 - 01:12 AM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:16 PM
If these check OK pull the computer apart and set the MB on a cardboard pizza box. Hook up the cpu+ heatsink&fan, 1 stick of memory, the video card, the Power supply, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The wires from the case power switch may be long enough to reach and if so hook it up. I have spare switches i use for this although i have used a small screwdriver to touch the 2 pins for the switch to start the MB. You dont need any lights or the reset button hooked up. If you can boot to the bios and the puter is stable look to the other hardware for the problem.
If it still does not boot or keeps shutting off, try switching the memory, check to see if its stable. If not, then try switching the video card. I know this is a PITA but you just have to check everything to find out whats wrong.
Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:25 PM
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