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Old 12-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer shuts down within 2 mins of startup

I recently built my new comp:
i7 920
xms3 6gb corsair
gtx260
etc...

I have not yet installed an os. When i start it up, it runs for about 2 minutes, then shuts down. when i restart it again, it runs for even less, and each sequential restart it runs for less time.

I disconnected my HDD, fans, and cd drives, and i left these connected:
gtx260
mobo
cpu
cpu cooler
ram
psu (750W)

so it has to be a problem with these. what should i do to solve it?
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you get into the bios? What are the Temperatures? Can you list the Make and Model of each of your Components.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i can if i do it fast enough. but idk how to get to temps from there. i can't seem to find it lol

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-202-_-Product
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You haven't listed what mobo you have.

It sounds like it's overheating. Did you useThermal Paste when you attached the heatsink to the cpu? Only use a little, about the size of a grain of rice when you remove and re-install the heatsink.
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You haven't listed what mobo you have.

It sounds like it's overheating. Did you useThermal Paste when you attached the heatsink to the cpu? Only use a little, about the size of a grain of rice when you remove and re-install the heatsink.
yep, did that
mobo is a asus p6t deluxe v2

i think i put a bit more than a grain, but still, why is the cpu overheating after 2 minutes of just startup bios. not even in an os
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If you've got more than one stick of ram installed take it out too, just leave one stick in for testing.
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ill try that out tonight. if it doesnt work still, what should i do?
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