Solved new build desktop starts for 2 sec then nothing.

January 16, 2013 at 02:08:22
Specs: Windows 7
new build computer starts for 2 sec then nothing new cool-master case new gigabyte 970a-d3 motherboard new A M D F X 6100 processor new 32Gb corsair x m s3 ddr3 memory the only not new is my hard drives and my Alpine750watt power supply can any one tell me where i went wrong this is my first build

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#1
January 16, 2013 at 02:52:10
do you get up the BIOS screen? Try to unhoock the harddrive and see if you get a diffrent result?

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#2
January 16, 2013 at 03:22:15
hi, never got anywhere it just spun the fans for 2 sec thats it have taken motherboard out to check connections and trying outside of case no hdd connected

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#3
January 16, 2013 at 03:59:16
✔ Best Answer
-List the complete system specs
-Alpine 750w is a piece of crap, replace it ASAP with corsair or other quality brands

Benchtest should be performed first before installing hardware's into the system case
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

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#4
January 16, 2013 at 04:42:11
Ur power supply is a piece of garbage and cant handle the current setup, look for a good power supply unit like kuwese mentioned corsair or antec ......
remember wattage does not mean anything, its the amps that matter

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#5
January 16, 2013 at 05:52:28
Yep, I agree with the others that the power supply is most likely the problem. And make sure you perform a benchtest as detailed in the link supplied by kuwese.

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#6
January 16, 2013 at 08:36:52
AKDOS, Hard drives pull less than 1 amp. If the PSU is that close to overload it needs to be bigger as others have stated.

Two other possible causes for the short run time could be improper installation of the heatsink/fan including the thermal paste/pad. You must have a motherboard stand off installed under every mounting screw and ONLY under the mounting screws.

Even if one of my points is valid, you still need a good PSU of adequate capacity. A single +12V rail is best. Also, top mounted PSU cases are best.


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#7
January 16, 2013 at 21:55:52
have bench tested and it is the power supply thats not working properly i have just ordered a cool-master GT750watt power supply a sit has all the connectors i need, a big thank you to all that have helped me now i am learning about computers.

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#8
January 17, 2013 at 04:51:00
While not bad, this one would have been better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
Since you have not included information on your graphics card, we cannot know if you really need a 750Watt unit, or are just planning ahead so I have stayed with the same overall max rating.
While a bad power supply is definitely a real possibility and a better one is definitely a good move, by what criteria have you decided that the power supply is bad?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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