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Windows 7: Computer POSTs but only stays on for a few seconds then shuts off

22 Feb 2014   #1

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
Computer POSTs but only stays on for a few seconds then shuts off


I feel I should mention that this build previously didn't POST, but I took a look at the processor and saw it had a few bent pins. I tried to straighten them out as best I could, refitted the processor (this took a little bit of persuasion).

Now my computer POSTS, gets past the splash screen then tells me it cant boot into an operating system (which is expected as I don't have one installed, this is a new build) then shuts off. When I restart it, it POSTs and stays on for a shorter time, then I restart it again and it stays on for an even shorter time.

Is this a problem with the processor? Is it a home fix? Do I need a new processor?

Thank you in advance for whatever advise you can offer.

AMD FX-8320 Vishera FD8320FRW8KHK
MSI 760GA-P43 (FX)
Samsung DDR3 4GB PC3-10600U 1333MHz x2
Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003
Corsair CX600M
[No disc drive]

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22 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit

I am assuming it can be cause of CPU pins been bent
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22 Feb 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

What kind of CPU cooler are you using? Is it installed correctly, and is the fan running? It sounds like an overheating issue.
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23 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Can you enter the bios? Does the CPU show up in there?

If you still don't have an OS installed then it will just keep rebooting I imagine.
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23 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

this can also be a sign of a failing power supply.. but since youve got a cpu with bent pins.. its almost an irrelevant thought
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26 Feb 2014   #6

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

I don't recall ever dealing with bent pins on a cpu but if the mobo completes the POST I think that should indicate the cpu is good. POST checks cpu-memory-gpu-OS, the first being verify CPU registers. If it completes POST and gives you 1 short beep then I would assume the cpu is OK.

What beep code are you getting?

Read this.
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26 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I would just contact AMD and have it replaced they will do it with no questions asked why even fart around

You already pointed out bent pins and it booted when you moved them don't play with it anymore as you will break the pins eventually

Give AMD a shout and they will have you a chip with in a couple days case closed
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 Computer POSTs but only stays on for a few seconds then shuts off

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