Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:19 PM
So, I've "finished" a new build, as far as hardware goes, and the machine looks like this:
Motherboard: Msi Z68A-GD65 (G3)
CPU: Core i7 2500k
Memory: Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 32 MB cache
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS70B
Power Supply: Corsair CX600
Case: Antec Three Hundred
I have everything hooked up and ready to roll, and when I attempt to power on the machine everything seems fine for about ten seconds. Then, the whole thing turns off, sits for a moment, and then attempts to power on again. This cycle repeats indefinitely. All fans are turning on and working, I have checked the CPU and socket and there is no visible damage. I have checked all power cables three times over. I have tried starting using the front power on button, as well as disconnecting the front button and using only the motherboard's power button.
Browsing forums, I have found that some people believe the issue to be memory related. As such, I have tried two different kinds of memory, in two different configurations (only the number one slot, and then both number 1 and 3 for each). However, none of this seems to be working. Also, I have returned one motherboard and exchanged it for another of the same model with the same results.
Any help would be much obliged!