I built a PC from scratch for someone today and after the initial building process, naturally I tried to boot it. The PC boots for about 2-3 seconds, then instantly shuts down. I've checked that the CPU Heatsink Fan is spinning, that the PSU fan is spinning, and that the Case fan is spinning. All of those seem to be in working order.
I've changed the RAM chip with a chip from my own computer but it didn't help. The only things that are not new in the case is the HDD, PSU and DVD-ROM. The CPU is a brand new AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+, the Mobo is a new Asus M2N-VM DVI, with a 400W PSU which I have used in my own PC as well.
Tried powering the PC without a HDD or DVD-ROM plugged into the PSU, but that didn't help either. Am I missing some important cable or setting here? Could the CPU be overheating? It's a brand new out-of-the-box AMD.
I urgently need to get this PC to boot, as I sort-of have a deadline to finish it.
Here are the current specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Asus M2N-VM DVI Motherboard
1GB DDR2 667 RAM
40GB IDE HDD
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Slikkie, 14 June 2008 - 02:41 PM.