Hi! let me start off first with giving u my specs
Asus P5Q motherboard
2 4870 HD video cards
Thermalright 120 extreme Heatsink
4 gigs of corsair ram
H1000 corsair PSU
Seagate barracuda 500 g HDD
Samsung DVD writer
Now, this is my first ever build, but im sure this problem will sounds strange even to you guys. I put her all together.. and sat her up, turned on the PSU and went to hit power.. when it turned on by itself, for some strange reason. It stayed on for about 3 seconds then shut off. I had to turn PSU off then on, and again, it turned itself on.. then off. So my first thought after reading forums was its probably a short, or my CPU is overheating.
So i layed her down, opened her up and reconnected everything.. turned it on and it stayed on! there was no beep for a post, but it went to the please insert disc screen, which i did, and it started downloading windows. I was like
!, so i turned it off, sat it upright.. and again.. this is where it gets wierd... it turned itself on and then off 3 seconds later. So now im thinking.. wtf? it only works on its side? so i put it back down turn it on.. and it starts turning on off on off on off.. so i once again, disconnect everything.. and im back where i started. It can run, for the 2-3 minutes i checked, on its side.. but it wont standing vertical?
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One last thing.. my Heatsink is loose. Not.. loose like it moves on its own,but i can physically turn it left/right on the thermal paste.. like 10 degrees each way? I read in another review that this is normal, but i figured id mention it. I figure it cant be a hardware issue since on its side it can at least start installing windows?
You guys are the pros tho !
Any help is appreciated!!
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