Re: Computer boots up, but nothing afterwards.
I have the same problem, not meaning to steal the thread in any means, being that we have the same problem.
I recently purchased peices for the computer, and had it built.. build as follows:
Q6600 G0 stepping
8800 gts 320mb card
2 gig crucial ram
antec 900 case
500w xclio power supply
well, my first week went great, I was shutting down the computer every night, it booted right back up every morning. About a week ago, I went to go turn on the computer one morning, and it didn't turn on. I unplugged the power supply cord, plugged it back in, and it booted fine.
The next day, trying to turn it on.. it didn't boot up again, I unplugged the PSU cord again, but that didn't help.. Now, when I go to turn it on, it just shuts on and off every 3 seconds rougly untill I turn off the PSU, everything is plugged in properly. I removed everything, plugged it back in, nothing helped.
One thing I noticed though, was on the mobo, next to the HSF, there is a 4 pin connector. When I unplug that. I can turn on the computer, and it won't continuaslly shut off, everything runs fine, including all the fans.. but still nothing comes up on the monitor, so I assume that 4 pin connector is needed to be plugged in.
My friend who built it for me, put everything on outside of the case, and I learned later that what he did was risky, he could have bent the prongs on the bottom of my motherboard, I haven't checked that yet. Could that be the problem, or could it be something else?
I just don't understand what the problem could be, although I'm not very experienced with this, so anything helps. Please identify my problem.. Thankyou all in advance.