Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:52 PM
Finally my first build for myself (I've built for a friend and gave a parts list to another). Anyways my new build was having so many problems. First it wasn't doing anything at all when I tried to turn it on. Then I found out the motherboard kept getting grounded out. So I rescrewed in the motherboard, and was getting some life. It would then turn on for like half a second then turn off. Then I found out it was still being ground out so I took out about half the screws and loosenedthe rest in there. Now it was staying on for a couple minutes, but was overheating.
I applied new thermal paste (small amount, evenly spread) and put my thermaltake heatsink on. I hooked it all up and the bios was saying my processor temperature was going up like 2 degrees celsius every second and it went pass 100 celsius and I just turned it off. I cleaned the processor/heatsink, put new thermal paste on and put the heatsink back on. It seemed to be working fine now. So I decide to hook the screen up and its no longer giving me video! This is making me go nuts! So I try some different things and nothing. I try putting my motherboard back in again, and it kept grounding out unless I only have like 5 screws in very loose.
So my problem now is I get no display. I think this case (apevia X-cruiser) keeps grounding out my motherboard (XFX nvidia 650i)
I know the processor and power supply work. I think its still grounding out. It's doing the thing where it flickers on then right off in less then a second. I really appreciate any help, I'm getting very frustrated and have spent over 10 hours just trying to get this to work.
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