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Old 02-24-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Startup Procedure 680i mobo help

I have put together a computer with an

Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad X6700
Evga 680i motherboard,
EVGA 8800GTX,
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)(1gb x 2),
WD Raptor(150gb),
LG dvd/cd Drive.
Low End Floppy(some OEM $6 piece),
Thermaltake ToughPower 700w Solution,
Thermaltake Armor Case VA8003BWS


The problem I am having is when it starts to boot, it begins to go through
the start-up, but it randomly turns off during the procedures
Some of the times it has turned off include:

75: Detecting HDD: IDE device dectection
FF: Boot

I am beginning to think the reason Why it isnt booting is because my Power Supply isnt enough Watts.The main reason I believe this is because after it begins to boot, all of the fans begin to run faster, and in a short time from this, it turns off.

Is anyone familiar with this issue?
If so, I would be happy for a resonse.
Thanks for your time
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Startup Procedure 680i mobo help

The power supply is fine, sounds more like its overheating or something. Is everything installed correctly? Is it your first build?
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Yes this is my first build, and Now it does kinda look like overheating.
I just noticed that If you quickly turn power on several times in a row, the computer stays on less and less amount of time
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check all your connections like memory and your hard drive in particular. If overheating may be the problem be sure that your heatsink is properly seated as well.

ps - lol u still use a floppy disk drive?
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From all the experience Ive had(none), It looks like I connected it right.

Where should I look for overheating issues?
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From all the experience Ive had(none), It looks like I connected it right.

Where should I look for overheating issues?
CPU (make sure the HS is properly locked down)
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Heatsink looks locked down, It does not move seperatly from the motherboard.

Could the issue be the placement of the Hard Drive?
With the thermaltake armor series, it comes with two holders, one right next to PSU, other is at bottom of drive bays.

I currently have it right next to PSU
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did you use thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink? And is the fan working aswell?
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Heatsink looks locked down, It does not move seperatly from the motherboard.

Could the issue be the placement of the Hard Drive?
With the thermaltake armor series, it comes with two holders, one right next to PSU, other is at bottom of drive bays.

I currently have it right next to PSU
no i don't think the harddrive will cause overheating issues (especially right on start up). Not only do you have to be sure that the heatsink is properly in place but also that there is thermal paste properly applied to the top of the CPU.
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The Thermal Paste that was on The Heatsink was smeared by the top of the CPU, does this cause errors?
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