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April 13, 2010 at 22:41:19
Specs: Windows XP
i just built my 5th computer this just happen to be my 1st intel core i3 500w pw supply 4g ram gigabyte ga-h55m-s2h motherboard the computer comes on and shut off for about a sec then comes back on for about 4mins and repeats without the hdd being recognized or the monitor coming on i switched pw supplys and the same thing happends what should i do know? faceman thanks for your help in advance

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April 14, 2010 at 05:20:00
Make sure all is plugged in properly and completely, especially both motherboard power plugs and both hard drive plugs (power and signal. Check if the CMOS jumper is correctly in the off/neutral position. Then try entering BIOS set up by pressing delete key, if you get in to set up, you will be able to tell more from there. If not, and you have parts you can borrow, try a different power supply (you may be able to purchase another under the condition that you will either return the defective, or the good one).

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April 14, 2010 at 10:37:19
Pull it apart & benchtest.

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