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Windows 7: New build not booting

07 Apr 2010   #11
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Thanks guys....I'll go hardware minimal tomorrow, as I was in meetings all day. I'm building this for my boss, so it's kind of crucial that I get it running.

One thing I noticed is that one of the heatsink's tabs (the ones that clip to the bottom of the keyboard after you push them through) is missing. It may be uneven contact with the CPU that's causing it. I hope not though...I would much rather buy thermal paste than a new cooler.


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07 Apr 2010   #12
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I the past few months I have had some BAD power supply units come with new bare bone cases. I get part way into the install & the computer freezes or shuts down. Can you try a different PSU ?
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07 Apr 2010   #13
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It may not be overheating, so much as no heat detection. I had this problem with an old pc when I didnt put the heat sink on tight enough. It would start up for about a minute and shut off without a second delay.
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08 Apr 2010   #14
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I the past few months I have had some BAD power supply units come with new bare bone cases. I get part way into the install & the computer freezes or shuts down. Can you try a different PSU ?
It's not the PSU. I switched out the one from this comp to that one, and it did the same thing. I'm really thinking that it has something to do with the CPU, although I straight switched the mobo to the other comp when I upgraded mine, so there was no swapping out of CPUs.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
It may not be overheating, so much as no heat detection. I had this problem with an old pc when I didnt put the heat sink on tight enough. It would start up for about a minute and shut off without a second delay.
That could be it...there is one semi loose leg on the cooler.
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08 Apr 2010   #15
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
That could be it...there is one semi loose leg on the cooler.
This is the first time you have mentioned that problem in this thread. The heatsink being flush [with even pressure] on the CPU is absolutely critical. Either get a new clip, or a heatsink before going any further [even if that isn't the cause of the problem, which I bet it is]. You'll just be playing with fire if you let that problem slide. The CPU, and it's heatsink is the most critical part of a new build to get absolutely correct. There's no compromising. It has to be dead on. This was most likely the problem when you did the build with the other board as well.

Since you need another heatsink, try not to skimp on an off brand. Spend the extra few bucks, and stick with OCZ, Thermaltake, or Antec. You'll be glad you did in the end. Trust me.
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08 Apr 2010   #16
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I the past few months I have had some BAD power supply units come with new bare bone cases. I get part way into the install & the computer freezes or shuts down. Can you try a different PSU ?
Without a doubt the most under-rated, and overlooked component of a new build by most people, is the PSU. Rarely do you get a quality PSU with good clean power in a barebones kit, or a case that comes with a PSU. I recommend dual, or quad 12v rails when buying a PSU. High performance all starts with the PSU. Period.

My friends wondered why my benchmarks were so high on my old socket 939 board, with just an AMD Athlon 64x2 3800+ dual core CPU. It begins & ends with my OCZ 600w dual 12v rail PSU, combined with OCZ Platinum dual channel memory modules [with super low latency, but not overclocked].
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08 Apr 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I the past few months I have had some BAD power supply units come with new bare bone cases. I get part way into the install & the computer freezes or shuts down. Can you try a different PSU ?
Without a doubt the most under-rated, and overlooked component of a new build by most people, is the PSU. Rarely do you get a quality PSU with good clean power in a barebones kit, or a case that comes with a PSU. I recommend dual, or quad 12v rails when buying a PSU. High performance all starts with the PSU. Period.
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+ 1 Well said.
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08 Apr 2010   #18
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Picked up a new heatsink. Gonna throw it in in a couple hours. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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08 Apr 2010   #19
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Picked up a new heatsink. Gonna throw it in in a couple hours. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
I would like to offer a little precautionary advice for your heatsink installation. Take the extra time to remove the motherboard from the case, and set it on the static free wrapping it came with to install the heatsink. When the motherboard is in the case it's only sitting on studs, and could possibly crack from applying a great deal of pressure to install the heatsink. At least, this is what I always do. I imagine you can get away with installing it with the motherboard still in the case, but I never risk a hairline crack.
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08 Apr 2010   #20
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Well, I took the mobo out, installed the heatsink, and am still having the same issue. The mobo has error LEDs on it, and just before it shuts off, LED 2 is lit. Looking in the manual indicates that this is a VGA error.
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