Please look and offer any advice you can. Post here or on Tech Support Guy.. it doesn't matter. Help VERY MUCH appreciated.
Created 13 years ago2007-03-13 08:30:25 UTC by Strider
The root of the problem turned out to be the RAM-memory wich I had to change for an other.I certainly hope it's not the RAM, it's brand new and cost me about $400. I cannot test other RAM as the only other type i have is DDR and my PC needs DDR2.
After changing the memory everything worked fine.
If you have two computers, try taking the RAM from the second computer to the one wich has the problem and see if it still occours.
Maybe your fan is dusty. The samething happend to my brother because of a dusty fan, and he also has a dual core.I've only had the case for about 2 weeks now, there's no chance they're dusty.
What kind of thermal interface material are you using between the CPU and the heatsink? Is it a pad that was stuck on, or the usual tube-goo compound?A pad that was already on the heatsink.
Did you flash your bios?No not yet, i don't think it's got anything to even do with the BIOS, people over at Tech Support Guy seem to think its either a memory or PSU fault. If i have to, i will though.
Whats the PSU your using? Linky.It's an Antec TruePower Trio 650w, brand new.
Run Memtest and other diagnostic tools. This is extremely useful. I'm not sure exactly how far you get before the comp restarts (techguy.org isn't loading, info plz) but if you can boot a cd, run this. It'll help.I'm afraid running any sort of test is impossible at the moment. It's shutting off and rebooting about 3-5 seconds after every startup. It doesn't even get far enough to bring up anything on screen.
Let us know how it goes.Couldn't do it last night, i will tonight though.
If you get to swapping the PSU, make sure its gonna have enough power for all of your components, so that you know for sure.I have an old 550w one i can swap, should be ok for now.
Just replace everything part by part and see what works.I'll just pull the money out of my arse to do that.
If its a nice power supply, something that costs more than 30 dollars, than you shouldn't, USUALLY, have to worry about it.The 650w one i bought for my new PC cost me a fair whack. It's very annoying to think it's screwed already.