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Dwarfstompa

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I just finished building a new desktop and after I turn it on it shuts off after several seconds. I haven't even installed an OS yet, I haven't been able to have it run for any length of time. The computer recognizes that I have 1 gig of ram and a 3.0 ghz processor, so those are functioning correctly. All wires in the case are hooked up correctly. I have tried two different power supplies. I just bought thermal solution thinking that maybe the computer was overheating, yet I still have the same result.
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It's probably dumb of me to ask, but you do have a heatsink fan on the processor? The CPU will overheat very quickly without it.
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Yes, it has the stock heatsink and fan that came with the processor.
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is it mounted right? i had the same problem when i first built mine i was seein some ungodly high temps and gettin shutdowns becuase it wasnt mounted right.


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I've had the heatsink and fan off and on several times. I guess I could try it again. I definitely think its a heat issue, becasue I don't know what else it could be. It doesn't give me enough time to actually monitor it in setup though.
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