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Need computer booting help... new build not even turning on.

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Need computer booting help... new build not even turning on.

Build:
i7 2600k
8GB Mushkin Redline
No GPU - using Asus PRO Gen3 Mobo.
Intel SSD.
Intel CPU cooler.

Here is what happens when I do the bare minimum.
CPU + 2 4GB sticks + 850W Seasonic M12D.
The power cable IS connected to the 8 pin for CPU and 24 pin for power.
Power is connected to SSD.

PROBLEM:
When reset power off and turn power on while screwdriver is contacting both of the power switches, the PSU starts up for 1 second, I see the CPU cooler fan move and then it STOPS. No beeps no nothing. I have tried redoing the thermal paste.

I don't have an extra PSU on hand... and I have tried the paper clip trick to test the PSU and it does spin when I do it.

TRIED: Redoing the memory.

Can anyone please help me?
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it sounds like a compatibility issue, try another ram stick, also are you putting one 1 or 2 RAM sticks?
Try just only booting with only 1x4gb first,

you've tried to boot it with the bare minimum?

Also check the bottom of your CPU to see that no pins are bent/broken
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ACH! Are you trying to give us tech people heart attacks?!?
Get the mobo off the carpet!!!!!!! even with paper, it's NOT safe! Put it on a wood table, with some cardboard under it. (Carpet holds static electricity, and could be shorting out the system, and could have caused permanent damage.)

Try getting a REAL power button that you can plug into the power pins, and turning it on ... if not, than I'm pretty sure you've fried the mobo.

EDIT: you're also using the P8Z68 V-Pro, not Gen3.
EDIT: Also, check the Clear CMOS jumper, that it's on pin 1-2 and not 2-3.
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Try hard resetting your CMOS.

This involves the removal of your CMOS batter and may or may not involve jumper settings on the motherboard. Refer to your manual for additional information on the procedure.

Good luck.
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Try booting with no memory first. Also, connect a speaker to the mobo and listen for any error codes.
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no posting no led debug?

get a case speaker

like other have said try to do hard cmos reset

It's mostly your motherboard, try doing bios update. you dont need a cpu to do a bios update on these asus boards.

also try posting with a monitor plug into a vga/dvi port

good luck
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_Allan_ wrote:
Apr 29th, 2012 10:53 am
ACH! Are you trying to give us tech people heart attacks?!?
Get the mobo off the carpet!!!!!!! even with paper, it's NOT safe! Put it on a wood table, with some cardboard under it. (Carpet holds static electricity, and could be shorting out the system, and could have caused permanent damage.)

Try getting a REAL power button that you can plug into the power pins, and turning it on ... if not, than I'm pretty sure you've fried the mobo.

EDIT: you're also using the P8Z68 V-Pro, not Gen3.
EDIT: Also, check the Clear CMOS jumper, that it's on pin 1-2 and not 2-3.
+1

Who the hell builds a computer this way? I'm surprised that the PSU comes on even for that one second.
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Brea wrote:
Apr 29th, 2012 10:17 am
Build:
i7 2600k
8GB Mushkin Redline
No GPU - using Asus PRO Gen3 Mobo.
Intel SSD.
Intel CPU cooler.

Here is what happens when I do the bare minimum.
CPU + 2 4GB sticks + 850W Seasonic M12D.
The power cable IS connected to the 8 pin for CPU and 24 pin for power.
Power is connected to SSD.

PROBLEM:
When reset power off and turn power on while screwdriver is contacting both of the power switches, the PSU starts up for 1 second, I see the CPU cooler fan move and then it STOPS. No beeps no nothing. I have tried redoing the thermal paste.

I don't have an extra PSU on hand... and I have tried the paper clip trick to test the PSU and it does spin when I do it.

TRIED: Redoing the memory.

Can anyone please help me?
Please open image as tab.
Are you holding the screwdriver on too long?
It only needs a momentary short on the MB to turn on.
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Hey,
did you ever smell burning smell or smoking while you were building this?
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To me, the mobo looks like it is sitting on something other than the carpet.
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I can only see one stick of ram in the picture, if thats the case then you put the RAM stick in the wrong slot, dude.
with one stick the RAM should be on the SECOND slot not the first slot as it is now.



EDIT:

Also, with TWO STICKs of RAM, you should put them in slots #2 and #4, the BLUE-coloured slots.
















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al_the_great wrote:
May 1st, 2012 10:42 am
I can only see one stick of ram in the picture, if thats the case then you put the RAM stick in the wrong slot, dude.
with one stick the RAM should be on the SECOND slot not the first slot as it is now.
Was going to say this as well. Also, paper and carpet is bad, like the others have said. When I had an issue similar to this, it turned out, it was a shorting on the case problem.
Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.
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