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Originally Posted by smeegy View Post
It isn't a short anywhere unless it's caused by a hardware defect. I've looked at every inch of every component for some kind of loose metal or whatever causing a short. I'm going to go with what everyone in here is saying and replace my PSU. It should be here on Tuesday or Wednesday, so I'll see how it goes.

The only thing I could guess could cause a short is the plate that came with my H212+, but it has tape on it, and isn't actually touching anything other than the mobo which it's supposed to touch(and yes I've mounted it correctly).
Oh man....what motherboard do you have? i used to have a P55-GD80, and when I mounted my 212+ on it, there was a very small chip on the underside of the motherboard where the plate should sit flush against the MB. (chip as in computer chip). It was enough to make one of the screws dig into the motherboard and tear a tracer (embedded wires in the MB). Might wanna check that...you never know...

If you go here and look at the upper right hole on the rear-side view, you can see the chip im talking about.
Edited by retrogreq - 8/13/11 at 5:21pm
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post #32 of 55
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I'm sorry, but I have to ask...you did remove the tape before mounting, right?

Please keep us posted when the new PSU arrives.

Rich
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I was referring to the greyish tape that comes on the mounting plate. I read in the instructions that the tape is there to prevent shorts. Was I actually supposed to take that off? That tape is also on the bottom of the parts I have circled in red. I apologize for the bad quality. My only camera is on my cellphone.
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post #33 of 55
Whew...that looks right.

I was thinking you meant the tape that protects the surface that mounts against the CPU.
The tape on the backplate stays.

I guess we'll all have to wait until the new PSU arrives.

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Oh man....what motherboard do you have? i used to have a P55-GD80, and when I mounted my 212+ on it, there was a very small chip on the underside of the motherboard where the plate should sit flush against the MB. (chip as in computer chip). It was enough to make one of the screws dig into the motherboard and tear a tracer (embedded wires in the MB). Might wanna check that...you never know...

If you go here and look at the upper right hole on the rear-side view, you can see the chip im talking about.
I just inspected the backside of my motherboard for any type of damage. All seems fine, and everything aligns perfectly. You had me a little worried there, ahaha. I would have cried if it was something that little causing all my issues.
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It's not a chip actually... It's an 0603, 1206 or 1210 SMD or surface mount device. Actually what your talking about is a capacitor and that three legged SMD is a transistor.

Calling it a chip reminds me of people that calls ferrite chokes on say a game controller cable a capacitor.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/13/11 at 9:21pm
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I just inspected the backside of my motherboard for any type of damage. All seems fine, and everything aligns perfectly. You had me a little worried there, ahaha. I would have cried if it was something that little causing all my issues.
It's a very good point he's made and something that people miss with regards to mobo shorts etc.
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It's a very good point he's made and something that people miss with regards to mobo shorts etc.

Am I wrong to assume that a short would cause my computer to not boot at all? In all cases, I've been able to use my computer for a couple of hours before it fails to turn on.
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I doubt it's a short, that usually means you get a split second of lights and fans and then it shuts off. I agree it's probably the psu, first thing that came to my mind.
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I doubt it's a short, that usually means you get a split second of lights and fans and then it shuts off. Have you checked the psu?
Unfortunately I don't have a spare PSU to test. My only other computer is a laptop that I'm posting with right now. I have a PSU tester, but that only tells me which voltages are being given. I would assume that a tester does not tell me about any possible surges or what have you that can cause damage to PC components. I had it narrowed down to another mobo(which is unlikely after 3 of them) or PSU anyway, and most people here seem to agree. I have already gone ahead and ordered a new PSU, so I'll see how that goes. This is rather frustrating, but it's going to feel great when I finally get a working computer that I built myself.
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I spotted that crappy design issue with that sink from day one... This is what I did...



Notice I also placed tape on the legs for the Intel mounting (it's set for AMD) as they touched motherboard tray/pan and provide ground through the heatsink. Even though my Lian-li has an opening through the mobo tray those two were still touching the tray. On a case with a tray that doesn't have a hole to the back of the socket it will certainly short ground to the sink not that it would make any difference really I just don't like it. All this because they were to cheap to include two back plates IE one Intel and one AMD. I personally wouldn't purchase any Coolermaster gear as it's really bottom of the barrel stuff or at least was historically.

On this latest machine I said screw it and for the first time in almost a decade I spent more than 50 bucks on a heatsink/Fan. I purchased a Thermalright MUX 120 Black and a Scythe Sony PWM 120mm fan. What a difference in terms of retention mechanism design! The Thermalright is just brilliant in it's design regarding mounting.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/13/11 at 9:21pm
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