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Hi all. I recently bought a pc that has been running great, no problems whatsoever besides one issue i have been having. Quite often when i go to turn on my computer, the fans will start spinning and everything else looks like it is turning on, however it immediately shuts off after about a second. After that happens, i have to turn off the (- - o) button on the psu and back on for the power button to even do anything afterwords. This problem occurs sometimes randomly after having my computer left off overnight then turning it on the next day, and almost always if i turn my pc off then go try to turn it on again. Eventually i can get it to start up if i wait a few minutes, but i need to know if there is something behind that issue that will cause damage in the long run. I have looked through several forums looking for users with the same issue and what i am thinking is that some sort of failsafe is kicking in on the psu and is causing this issue. Here is my build :


Gamer Supreme 944
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550(2.83GHz)
8GB DDR2 800
1TB SATAII
22X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB Video Card
Realtek chipset, 8-Channel High Definition Audio
800W
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Coolermaster HAF Gaming Tower+ Red Lighting
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This sounds more like a "false start" commonly brought on by overclocking on certain motherboards. Is the machine being overclocked? If it is, set the bios so its NOT overclocked and see if it helps.
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Nope, nothing is overclocked.
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Can you download CPUz (CPUid), install it, take a screen capture of the CPU tab and Memory tab and post both in your next reply.
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Well, it doesn't appear overclocked, but I can't really tell as I don't know what the native bus speed is. However it is running with speedstep enabled. You might try setting the bios to run without speedstep as it may be affecting how the processor is starting up and how the bios is reacting to it.

On some Asus p5 series motherboards, it's a known problem when overclocking with certain processors. In fact, I experienced the exact same symptoms myself with a P5Q Pro board overrclocking a E7400 and then it was fine with an E8400. Weird!

I tried looking up the specs on the Gamer 944, but since it customizable, I couldn't tell what kind of motherboard it has. Even the specs for the motherboard showing up at Newegg only specifies the motherboard chipset, and not the motherboard itself.

In any case, I feel you shouldn't have to live with this problem as its not normal and will probably damage something in the long run. I would call either the place you purchased from or ibuypower themselves to remedy the situation.

By the way, what does CPUz indicate for the motherboard (Mainboard).
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