Okay, I’m in the process of building a new computer (2.93GHZ, Socket 775, Asus MB, etc…) Here’s the problem: I start the computer and within a minute is just shuts itself down. I barely have enough time to look around in the Bios and if I try to load windows, it shuts down at that start up screen.
Having said that, it’s a 400W power supply, there aren’t any error beeps or on screen messages (although initially it did say that overclocking failed, but I didn’t overclock it). I can’t get into Windows, and as I said, have very little time in Bios before it abruptly turns off.
Another thing I should mention is about the heatsink. I got one that “screws into the board” and although the dealer said and showed that it was a 4 pin, when I got it it was only a 3 pin. So, I plugged it in anyway, therefore it doesn’t have it’s monitoring ability but otherwise it seems to be working well.
Any ideas? Suggestions?
Some ideas I had:
[li]not enough heatsink compound (I used a very thin layer of silver based compound) - would that cause the computer to shut down so quickly?
[/li][li]the lack of the 4th pin on the heatsink fan?
[/li][li]Heatsink screwed in too tight or not tight enough?