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new computer build need some advice

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
my best friend just put a new computer together and every time he starts it up it crashes after about 45 seconds if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this please help me out i am at a loss on how to fix this for him.
post #2 of 4
You need to post the full system specs here plus any beeps or errors on screen your getting. with out that info it could be anything.
Post that and we can help you.
RaW Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 4Ghz - 1.255v (Max 4.34Ghz) Asus P5Q ASUS GTX480 840/1680/2013 @ 1016mv 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 8500 @ 1150Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SpinpointF1 1TB, 2x250GB WD VelociRaptor Raid0,... Asus LightScribe DVD-RW Corsair H70 + 2x Akasa Apache 120mm in Push Pul... Win 7 Home Prem x64 + RedHat Linux Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 32" FULL HD LCD Logitech G15 mk2 OCZ ModXtreme 700w 80+ Silver Modular CM Storm Sniper - Tinted Panal 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Sentinal Advanced mk1 Steel Series WoW Special Edition Asus Xonar DG with built in Headphone Amp.  Roccat Kave Headphones with True 5.1 audio. 
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RaW Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 4Ghz - 1.255v (Max 4.34Ghz) Asus P5Q ASUS GTX480 840/1680/2013 @ 1016mv 4x2GB Kingston HyperX 8500 @ 1150Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SpinpointF1 1TB, 2x250GB WD VelociRaptor Raid0,... Asus LightScribe DVD-RW Corsair H70 + 2x Akasa Apache 120mm in Push Pul... Win 7 Home Prem x64 + RedHat Linux Dual Boot 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 32" FULL HD LCD Logitech G15 mk2 OCZ ModXtreme 700w 80+ Silver Modular CM Storm Sniper - Tinted Panal 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Sentinal Advanced mk1 Steel Series WoW Special Edition Asus Xonar DG with built in Headphone Amp.  Roccat Kave Headphones with True 5.1 audio. 
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Thread Starter 
this is what he put in his comp
-ASUS P5K3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
-BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
-OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V Power Supply
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600
-2 x OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P13332GK
-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T

and there is no errors or beeps it simply just powers down after about 45 seconds into boot up
post #4 of 4
go into bios and check temps while it is running. If the temps are ok when it shuts down then the first thing i would check would be your psu.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9600 BE Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe Watercooled Saphire 1GB 3870 X2 4 GB DDR2 800 OCZ HTC Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD 500GB SATA 2 2 x SATA DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32" HD TFT on HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Zalman 850 Watt Heatpipe cooled Gigabyte Mercury 3D Genius Navigator 525 
Mouse Pad
Desk 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9600 BE Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe Watercooled Saphire 1GB 3870 X2 4 GB DDR2 800 OCZ HTC Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD 500GB SATA 2 2 x SATA DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32" HD TFT on HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Zalman 850 Watt Heatpipe cooled Gigabyte Mercury 3D Genius Navigator 525 
Mouse Pad
Desk 
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