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Hey all,

I just finished building 3 new rigs, thanks to all the kind folks who helped me figure out what components to get. I am loving the new rigs- I have a stable overclock from 2.4ghz to 3.4ghz with vCore = 1.425V, and load temps are only 45C or so.

I noticed a couple of issues though, I'm going to look into them more on Sunday to see if I can fix them, but I was wondering if anyone could give me some clues on what might be causing these problems-

1) One of the computers starts up fine, but any time you try to restart it from Windows, it shuts down and then the screen just goes black and nothing happens. So basically you can't ever reboot the machine- you have to shut down and then turn it on again.

2) My co-worker reported this problem with his rig: at one point, his machine was off, and then suddenly it turned on by itself without him touching it. He turned it off by flipping the switch on the PSU. Then it turned on by itself again!

Btw, if anyone is curious, here is the specs:
CPU: E6600
Mobo: ASUS P5B Plus
Power supply: Corsair 520W
Memory: G.Skill 2GB (F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK)
Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120
Case: NZXT Zero
Video card: Geforce 8800GTS, 640MB
Sound: X-Fi XtremeGamer
OS: WinXP Professional
DVD burner: LITE-ON 20X SATA drive
Hard drives: 4x 250GB Seagate 7200.10 (Raid 0+1 configuration)

Thanks,
-EJ
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E6600 Asus P5B deluxe 7900GS XT Edition Crucial DDR2-1000 Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
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NZXT Zero 
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320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
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My co-worker reported this problem with his rig: at one point, he was sitting around and the machine was OFF. Then suddenly it turned on by itself, and then he turned it off by flipping the switch on the PSU. Then it turned on by itself again!

O.o what do you mean by sitting around...




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post #3 of 6
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Well, I mean he was doing something else, not touching the machine or something. The machine was off, and then suddenly it turned on.

I only heard it from him, didn't see it myself. I don't see how what he described is even possible, but he's a pretty sharp guy so I dunno, maybe there's a logical explanation for it.

It might be worth mentioning that, at the same time that the problem happened, we also had a wire sticking into one of the fans, making a loud noise every time the blade hit it. I don't see how the two could be related but hey, maybe there is a connection there..
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
Case
NZXT Zero 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
Case
NZXT Zero 
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There's a ghost in that computer.LOL
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Q9550 @ 3.8 Asus formular Rampage x48 Sapphire ATI HD4870x2 4gb Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
RAID0 3x500gb black WD&RAID0 2x500 seagate 7200.11 Windows 7 bits/Vista 64 bits SAMSUNG TOC 26" PC Power & Cooling 750W 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
RAID0 3x500gb black WD&RAID0 2x500 seagate 7200.11 Windows 7 bits/Vista 64 bits SAMSUNG TOC 26" PC Power & Cooling 750W 
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I've accidently powered my rig on while the power cable to the PSU was out. Seems to store enough power to start turning on, then it will turn back off.

I've seen the problem with the rig turning itself on when a bad PSU is going out the door, you may want to check that PSU out.
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4TB Seagate Windows 8 x64 Overlord x270 OC HP ZR27 
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post #6 of 6
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Cool, thanks a lot Crazy9000! That makes sense.

Is there a good way to test the PSU for this kind of problem? Like will just checking the voltages in BIOS be enough, to see if the rails are steady?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Asus P5B deluxe 7900GS XT Edition Crucial DDR2-1000 Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
Case
NZXT Zero 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 Asus P5B deluxe 7900GS XT Edition Crucial DDR2-1000 Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
Case
NZXT Zero 
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