First off, thanks for a place to ask these kind of questions. I am building my first computer, though I have had many years of os tweaking and card installing by means of audio recording and some gaming. Unfortunately, I have hit a wall that hopefully you guys can help me get over!
I have the following components installed-
Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R mobo bios v.F3
2x1 2gb Crucial Ballistix ddr2 800
WD 80gb SATA 3g/sec HD (OS AND PROGS)
Seagate 320gb SATA 3g/sec HD (AUDIO RECORDING)
Apex tx381 case with Allied 300w psu
1 old ide cdrom drive
1 old ide fdd
Upon my initial power ups, the system posted fine, all HDs and RAM recognized as well as CPU and all fans spun up. I was able to go through bios and temps were nice at 25c for CPU and 42c for CASE.
I then restarted and inserted xp for installation, but realized I did not have my keyboard connected So, powered off and connected it. Start up again, posted fine, got about 20 seconds into windows setup....WHOLE THING SHUTS OFF AND THEN REBOOTS. It just keeps doing this now after it has run for about 45 seconds.
I then tried booting with a different keyboard...only 1 stick of ram...the other stick of ram, 1 HD, no HDs, re-applying arctic silver5, and so on and the thing still resets. I have even reset the CMOS jumper, taken out the battery...no luck.
is it a dead board...bad psu? HELP!