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post #291 of 780
I dont think i did it right cuz my system boots up for a couple of seconds and then reboots over and over... i took out a ram stick so only one is in... double checked all the connections... i dont know what i'm doing wrong.
post #292 of 780
Reset the CMOS and try again. The cooler should be tight.

BTW, you all that have this cooler. Can you tighten it to the point where it doesn't move AT ALL, or is there still a tiny bit of wiggle if you really try to twist it? Because on mine, I can't tighten the screws enough to get it to stay firm if i try to wiggle it. Any ideas on how to increase the pressure?
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post #293 of 780
I have reset the CMOS and it stays on for a little longer but then reboots again.

The cooler is tight where it wont move at all.
post #294 of 780
You have a fan plugged into the CPU fan header? My mobo freaks out when there's no fan plugged in there.

Hmm...maybe it's because i lapped the CPU and heatsink base. Doesn't seem like I could possibly take that much material off though...
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post #295 of 780
I have a fan in the CPU fan plug, but not one on the PWR fan.

My cooler is not lapped, and it definitely does not move.
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Originally Posted by totaleclipse82 View Post
I have a fan in the CPU fan plug, but not one on the PWR fan.

My cooler is not lapped, and it definitely does not move.
So the rig worked fine before you changed coolers? And that's ALL you did?

My cooler must move for one of two reasons. One, I lapped more off than I thought I did. Two, I'm too weak to turn the screws anymore

I'm leaning towards number one. The screws turn just fine, then just stop, and no amount of force will turn them anymore. Similar to what yours did?
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post #297 of 780
This is my first build...never turned it on before tonight.

My screws were kind of funny..one side would get really tight...and after a little more turn...it would get kinda loose and then i could tighten it down even more...When it was tightened all the way... you will know.
Edited by totaleclipse82 - 11/28/08 at 5:42pm
post #298 of 780
Well...since it's your first build, I'm assuming you have no spare parts that you could swap in and see if it makes a difference?
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post #299 of 780
I wish I did...I'm thinking about taking it to a shop tomorrow and seeing if I can get some1 to look at it really quick
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Yeah that kinda blows when you have no extra parts. Does your mobo have a debug LED by chance? That helps find problems.
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