to much thermal gel is as bad as no gel..
get into the bios and find the setting for default settings...usually F 5...yours may be different...then F 10 (usually) to save your settings and exit...
unplug from wall
remove 1 stick of ram...check your mobo manual to see if when you only have 1 stick of ram installed it doesn't have to be in a particular slot ( IE: asus A8N-E has to be in slot B1) disconnect everything
else except the monitor...keyboard...mouse..try booting...if it still just shuts off after just a few seconds and you are 100 % sure you have the cpu + the heatsink + the cpu fan installed correctly...and the cpu fan is spinning...I would suspect the power supply
Edited by happyrck, 07 August 2007 - 06:02 PM.