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New build - Power switches off when ram installed


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After assembling all of the components and switching on the computer the power stays on for a second or two and then switches off. It only does it if there is any ram installed. If I take the ram out the power will stay on and report a memory error. The system consists of a MSI P6N SLI Platinum motherboard, a E6750 CPU, EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB, and 4Gb G.Skill ram. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by drkphx, 28 July 2007 - 07:25 AM.

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After playing with the cables for 20 mins it finally POSTed. I looked around around in BIOS, was watching the temps, but didn't change anything. I restarted the thing a couple of times and then it started acting strange again. The power would come on for a brief second and then turn right back off. I hadn't changed anything. I didn't even move it. Now it will come on and stay on but all I get is a blank screen and no error messages. Anyone know what is wrong with this thing?
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Reduce the memory to less than 4Gb and see what happens. Some boards don't like it with all four slots full.
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Tried that it worked for a couple of reboots and then the power started shutting off right after I turn it on. Now the D-bracet won't even give me an error message.
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