Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:12 AM
Did you use thermal compound between the CPU and the its heat sink?
Have you checked all of your connections and made sure that the RAM is seated properly?
Did you connect the PSU connector for the CPU on the motherboard?
If all else fails try doing a minimal build. Place the motherboard on a non-conductive surface, add the CPU with its heat sink and fan, the RAM, and the PSU. Test it, if it fails this will limit the possibilities of the failure. If it work, continue to add components one at a time with the power off in between.
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