My teen son has decided to build his dream machine. Neither of us have ever built a pute before.
I was not present at initial power-up. Apparently after initial power-up, it shut down by itself within a minute or two and then after that, switching on resulted in instant shut-down. We have found that CPU cooler pump and fans had not been connected to the correct headers, and that one 4-pin ATX power cable had been ommitted. CPU has been removed and replaced; all looked fine. Cooler re-installed. All other power connections seem properly seated. GPU and RAM seem properly seated. Now the power stays on, but monitor shows no signal, no startup beeps occur, and the MOBO LEDs report failure of CPU to initialize.
Asus Crosshair V Formula Z Mobo
AMD FX-8150 8-core AM3+
Coolermaster seidon 240M
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 770
Corsair Vengeance 8gb
Thermaltake Chaser A31 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 750w 80 plus
HDD, (no SSD), no optical drive
Plus other stuff... fans, peripherals
When running, will be installed with Win 7 Ultimate 64bit.
When we removed the Cooler pump assy, the CPU did pull out of the socket without the lever having been released. I now know we should have twisted the cooler off. The pins of the CPU looked fine.
Edited by herbaklez, 05 July 2013 - 08:55 AM.