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Old 09-10-2005, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well i just finished puting together my computer with a few friends and when i hit the button to turn it on all the fans spin for a second then everything shuts off. then i need to unplug the computer for about 5 seconds then it can turn on for a second again

me and my friends checked the everything a few times andeverything seems right the only thing we could think of is the cpu.
it went in fine but when we were puting on the heatsink and fan the little square of grease (or w.e it is) was touched by my friend and alittle part of the corner rubbed on to my friend's hand.

the power supply is 450w
the mobo is an ecs nforce4 a939
i got 2x512 dual channel ram pc3200
the power supply is a 20 pin connector but the mobo claims to support 20 or 24 pins
i also have thec ati x800gt256mb gcard

what could be wrong??

thanks for the help

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Old 09-10-2005, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How many times have you tried to turn it on?
The first time you plug in a ATX power supply you may have to turn it on and off a couple of times to get them to work.

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Old 09-11-2005, 10:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You sure you have everythign connected correctly?

Take out the battery for about 5 min. then put it back in, then try.
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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CMOS reset, you might also want to buy the 20pin-24pin adapter, or try a diffferent psu
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