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If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. Flags, Dec 24, 2007 #5 bs953 Joined: Apr 21, 2007 Messages: 74 Did you remove the mobo? but i will take it out and redo everything again. Litehawk, Dec 24, 2007 #4 Flags Joined: Sep 9, 2001 Messages: 1,930 deuce: Bringing a cold metal object into a warm environment will cause condensation. http://codecreview.com/keeps-restarting/computer-restarts-itself.html

Last edited by nzaneb; 09-23-09 at 04:24 PM. It appears the x38 chipset is trying to overclock the RAM upon start-up and doing so getting to the update of the BIOS is still not obtainable. 12-10-2007, 11:25 AM i tries to get them out, but no luck, i even tried plyers to see if i can twist/pull them out but i think they were ment to be there permanantely. maybe that might do the trick and spread the thermal paste nice and even. imp source

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Sometimes restarts PC. deuce, Jan 3, 2008 #14 Rumpel Joined: Sep 12, 2004 Messages: 56 deuce said: ↑ ... but i will take it out and redo everything again. and yes i do have "sandoffs" on the case.

today LED's on MoBo have replaced speaker beeps w/ many manufacturers (Asus for example). Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. when i put it on the 1st time, i did not want it to overflow from the sides and get on the MB and maybe screw everything up. Computer Keeps Restarting Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

i guess the only thing left to do is take eaverything out and replug everything back in. Click to expand... Don't really know what this means though So it looks like it could be a faulty motherboard or CPU?Yeah there are some lights. have a peek here It cycles every 2-3 seconds New Build - Problem with Motherboard cycling off/on about every 20 seconds solved AMD fx8350 on sabertooth 990fx r2.0 , core speed and multiplier keeps changing

Also, for grins and giggles, check the CMOS reset jumper block and make sure that nobody has, maybe, put it in the wrong position. You may also... Are these the symptoms: Enters S3 sleep but the power LED does not blink like it normally should when in S3, and when you use the keyboard to wake up the Reply With Quote 09-22-09,08:04 PM #5 bbergeson View Profile View Forum Posts Registered Join Date Sep 2009 Location Novi, MI Yeah if you haven't already unhook every connection in the

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you know the reset switch is wired the same so u can just swap them... Sep 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM #11 AlienIsGOD Joined: Aug 9, 2008 Messages: 4,395 (1.42/day) Thanks Received: 2,477 Location: Kingston, Ontario Canada System Specs System Name: My Rig (full-time WCG / Pc Keeps Restarting Every Few Seconds It looks like a single southbridge LED flashes red just as it reboots. Bad Capacitors I just tried with 1 stick and still the same.

And sometimes heatsinks get hotter than you expect.) Rumpel, Jan 4, 2008 #15 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. http://codecreview.com/keeps-restarting/computer-restarts-repeatedly-and-continuously.html Removing RAM fixes the issue Can't find your answer ? I tried some different memory, checked the connections to the motherboard. If you have your RAM removed then bring it with you to the store so that they can match it.Another thing that can cause it (though this is typically an issue How To Reset Cmos

Yeah there are some lights. two possibly the monitor, your mobo may not be happy with that. or just pack case and all? navigate here then i thought...

i usually put thermal past on laptop cpus. At the moment I have two separate 4... Check the capacitors real close for bulging/leakage.

I don't think any thing else could have been damaged, so it looks like everything it good.Click to expand...

Jan 11, 2010 #3 Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,014 +599 Can you tell me what sounds the HDD makes? i thought that the reset buton switch might be pushed in, so i took out the reset button cabel from the MB so that the reset button don't work, and the I have everything disconnected except the motherboard, cpu, ram and video card and it does the same thing. Reply With Quote 09-22-09,04:30 AM #2 redduc900 View Profile View Forum Posts Super Moderator Join Date Dec 2000 Location Portland, OR Try resetting CMOS following the instructions in the MB

The system will not run without RAM, so you will need to go out and pick up a new stick. My guess is that the CPU wouldn't fry until the heatsink was at least uncomfortably warm to the touch at the base. (But yes -- operate a computer without a heatsink, Reply With Quote 09-23-09,02:06 AM #7 Zonnza View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Sep 2009 Location Florida Originally Posted by radi4fun i was thinking.... http://codecreview.com/keeps-restarting/computer-restarts-on-its-own-need-your-advice-before-i-do-anything-else.html does it look like i did not have enough thermal paste?

It literally is only on for 5 seconds. I'm assuming the front panel case connectors are working then.I tried leaving the 24-pin ATX plugged in but removed the 2x4-pin one. Yet no visual on the Monitor. so i took off the stock heatsink and here are the pictures of what it looked like when i took it off.

Have the people, who's PC it is, recently had any power outages/surges? Sep 9, 2012 at 3:41 AM #19 Mussels Moderprator Staff Member Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 45,632 (10.12/day) Thanks Received: 12,935 Location: Australalalalalaia. Newly built computer restarts after 5-7 seconds after boot solved Computer restarts repeatedly after 5 seconds on power on solved Computer restarts after 5 seconds... How old is it?

The time of year doesn't help either!I spent many hours putting the PC together, carefully putting everything in place following guides, and using anti-static methods, but obviously something has gone wrong i have even pushed it a bit to make sure its all the way in. Look for bad caps, scratches, discoloration, buildup of any salts or other compounds, water damage, etc. If ya get any errors, do 1 module at a time.

I drove home for the holidays and brought my desktop with because my sister has two hard drives that need data recovery due to corrupted FAT tables, and I need to PC hang after like 15-20 mins later Windos Live Mail Error Poor printing by HP LaserJet 1020 » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118> 10.0.0.2> Trusteer However, I think the most extreme temperature would have been no lower than 0F. (The high/lows have been about 18/5F) This should rule out any problems due to low temperatures, as was this because the cpu was lapped?

Sounds like it's shorting out.Click to expand... Definitely try it out of the case. I haven't yet removed the heatsink or CPU as I don't have any solution for cleaning the thermal paste from the chip. If I check the bios temp reading of my cpu it usually says 7C, which is way below ambient room temp.