System Cuts Off 2 Sec. After Power-on

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RedHotCoolBlue, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. I have just built a brand new system... Here's the problem: no sooner than I turn the system on, it shuts back down. I don't know what it is. I think it's my power supply or perhaps it's not getting enough juice from the surge protector strip. My previous system worked just fine with the same 300W power supply. Here are the "configs" on my newer system:

    Chaintech 7VJL Apogee MB (KT333)
    AMD 2100XP + OEM
    512MB PNY DDR 2100
    80 GB Western Digital HD
    300W CompUSA Power Supply
    Chieftec Dragon Chasis
    Thermaltake Volcano 5 Heatsink/Fan
    Arctic Silver 3 Thermal Paste

    Thank you, in advance, for any advise you can give!
     
  2. bpimpdaddy21

    bpimpdaddy21 Guest

    I had the same problem with my computer when I first built it. The problem with mine was the CPU Fan. The rpm monitor wire had to be unplugged, or else it would shut down like yours due to the rpm spiking or something when the power was turned on. Try unhooking, i think the wire is yellow, from your mobo, and see if that works. If not then you might want to look into a new power supply, 300W seems a little small for your system.
     
  3. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    most of the new MBs have a feature built into them that requires the CPU fan to be monitored, and if there is a problem it shuts down. Make sure that you have the CPU fan plugged into the proper slot. If you are still having a problem consult your manual or contact their support department. You may try a different HSF. Good luck.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    You could also try resetting the BIOS to (hopefully) turn off any CPU-fan checks.
     
  5. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    if it is because of the hsf rpm then disable that in the bios....just make sure ur fan is working tho...

    another thing could be that ur grounding our ur mobo somewhere...check ur standoffs too
     
  6. Thanks For All Of Your Help...

    It turned out to be my copper shim -- it was grounding out my cpu &/or board. So, needless to say, I chunked that thing!

    Love, Peace & Chicken Grease!
     
  7. dubstar

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    Re: Thanks For All Of Your Help...


    i thought a shim was a good thing to have... ?
     
  8. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    All a shim does is help keep you from cracking your CPU's core when you put the heat sink on. So yes they are a good thing, but I've never used one and have yet to damage a core:cool: