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HELP computer in on off on loop


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Hello this is my first build and I am having a slight problem. I installed everything mobo psu cpu and my ram was coming a week later. So I put what I had in and turned it in and it worked great It stayed on all the lights and fans were running smoothly. But a week later when I got ram I installed it and pressed the power button and everything turned on for a second then shut off then turned back on by itself then off ect. So I took the ram out and tried it and same thing it started to loop. I have benchtested everthing and it still is stuck in the loop. I know it is not my psu because I tested it with a multimeter. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you
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We need more information.
Mobo make and model
Memory make and specs
Old memory make and specs.
Is mobo memory slots color coded?
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GA-h55-usb3
Inel i5 760 2.86 ghz
gskill ripjaw ddr3 8gb 4x2
yes there color coded and yes they r in the right spots White for gigabyte boards
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There wasnt ram in it before I would started it to make sure all my connections were right this is the first ram
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First you said:

I installed everything mobo psu cpu and my ram was coming a week later. So I put what I had in and turned it in and it worked great It stayed on all the lights and fans were running smoothly. But a week later when I got ram I installed it and pressed the power button and everything turned on for a second then shut off then turned back on by itself then off ect


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There wasnt ram in it before I would started it to make sure all my connections were right this is the first ram


If what you meant is you put the parts in and started it with no ram then ok I understand that.
Now if memory is new try one stick at a time and boot the system. Does the system boot then. If so turn off and try the next stick. If all sticks boot then move to two sticks at a time.
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It doesnt boot with either I have everything out of the case bench testing it and even with the board psu and cpu only it still is in the loop
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Sounds like bad memory then.
Everything started and stayed started with no memory in it originally?
Does it do it without any memory in it now?
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yea everything started now it wont though even withour memory i am exchanging the mobo and cpu
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That would have been the next items to look at. Most likely a motherboard problem.
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Sounds like bad memory then.
Everything started and stayed started with no memory in it originally?
Does it do it without any memory in it now?


Now even when i take the memory out it still is in the loop
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Yep motherboard or cpu. Since you are already exchanging mobo and cpu we can find out for sure.
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ok thank you so much for the help I'll post when the mobo and cpu get here
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I'll monitor for your results. Good luck :D
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hello I got the Mobo and cpu today I put it all together and when I power on I get ONE short beep, which in the book means that it boot sucessfully but I dont get a picture on either an old VGA moniter or an HDMI moniter
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Are there two power connectors from the PSU to the mobo and are they both connected?
Did you by chance bench test the new mobo and cpu before installing in the case?
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