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post #11 of 46
If you get down to no other answer, it will be time to pull the board out of the case,install a HSF (air cooler for the cpu),mount the board on standoffs screwed in a piece of wood and see if it boots.You probably want to make double/double sure you have checked all else before using this extreme option.
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post #12 of 46
Can you try plugging the H100 pump into a different molex connector from the power supply?
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post #13 of 46
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Originally Posted by Electroneng View Post

Can you try plugging the H100 pump into a different molex connector from the power supply?

Yeah i can try that when i get home tonight, but everything seemed to be running on the H100.

I also plugged in my old CPU fan and that still didn't work.
post #14 of 46
What about the backplate? Anyway something could be shorting there? Any screws or other metallic items being pressed underneath the motherboard?
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post #15 of 46
I assume that you had to remove the video card. Is this properly seated in its slot?

Had an issue that was similar on a board I was benching. Cpu light on, no post, and the last thing I checked was to inspect the PCI-E slot and reseat.
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post #16 of 46
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What about the backplate? Anyway something could be shorting there? Any screws or other metallic items being pressed underneath the motherboard?

I will be sure to check that tonight, is there any chance that it is screwed in too tightly?
Something weird that this reminded me of was when I removed the H100 pump off the cpu block to re-seat the processor, the thermal paste looked like it had only touched one of the edges of the processor. Any idea if this is a sign of my problem? I sure thought I seated everything correctly with the screw-in techniques and whatnot.
post #17 of 46
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I assume that you had to remove the video card. Is this properly seated in its slot?
Had an issue that was similar on a board I was benching. Cpu light on, no post, and the last thing I checked was to inspect the PCI-E slot and reseat.

ill be sure to check that too, good call
post #18 of 46
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I will be sure to check that tonight, is there any chance that it is screwed in too tightly?
Something weird that this reminded me of was when I removed the H100 pump off the cpu block to re-seat the processor, the thermal paste looked like it had only touched one of the edges of the processor. Any idea if this is a sign of my problem? I sure thought I seated everything correctly with the screw-in techniques and whatnot.

Maybe applying too much pressure on the motherboard and it is bending or two little pressure.

If the CPU was touching the heatsink at all, it should allow you to at least get into bios before turning off for thermal issues. This seems to take a few minutes.
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post #19 of 46
hmmm... you could have mounted the cooler to tight, in the past i had an issue with an h50 where it wouldn't start, loosened the mounting and it started working for me. confused.gif
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post #20 of 46
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Okay, I'll try backing it off a bit, just until its relatively snug, and I'll report back. But if y'all think of anything between then and now, please throw it out here! redface.gif
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