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Hi there, I've just put together a new pc incorporating

Amd Athlon 64 3200+
Abit AV8 3rd eye mobo
Corsair ValueSelect 1gb (2x512mb) ram
Hiper 425w psu
ATI radeon 9600 agp
Seagate 200gb SATA hd

Problems arose when I tried to turn it on ( funny that ).

When I press the power button, the fans attempt to turn for about 1/8 of a second,
and then all stop.
The uguru clock on the mobo reads 83 the 9e, 9f.
the 9e and 9f are forced power down codes, i don't understand the 83 code
It also beeps one long and one short

I have tried removing all cards, re-seating graphics card, re-pasting cpu+heatsink,
shifting sticks of ram, all to no avail.

I did find that with the 4 pin power plug removed from the mobo, the fans actually start but only for about 3-4 seconds then it powers down.
The uguru clock then reads 87 then 9e, 9f
Again I don't know what code 87 means.
It also beeps one long and three short.

I was worried that it might be the ram, I tried a different graphics card but I don't have spare ram, but I removed both sticks of ram and the errors were'nt any different.

I believe it could be very basic, but as I am new to thism I have no idea, any help would be greatly appreciated...
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here is a good troubleshooter for new builds.
the beep codes will signify a specific error. there should be something in the manual or the mobo's website about what that particular beep code, and the error code you are seeing displayed.
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did you put spacers in between you mobo and case cos it could be shorting out i made that mistake n blew my mobo
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