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Old 07-16-2008, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I built my system I have always had problems booting it. If I just press the power button it will briefly start up (fans spin, HDD and optical drives lght up) but turns off again after about 2-3 seconds. If i hold the reset button at the same time, release the button for 2 second and hold it in again for about 10 seconds it will finally boot. Any ideas on what the problem is?

MB: gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6
processor: AMD phenom 9600
video: ati radeon 3870
PSU: ultra 600 watt atx
case: coolermaster centurion 5

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Power cables coming from the case connecting to the motherboard may be connected wrong. Double check those.

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Ya, triple check all the cables.. Is it a new power supply?
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