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My computer is not running right

by aimaty0u / April 3, 2017 3:43 PM PDT

so my pc is fully built with wires and everything in correctly but when i turn on the pc all the fans and lights turn on but after like 6-10 seconds it shuts off and then turns back on again then a couple seconds it does the samething and it repeats like that over and over until I shut off the pc. I also notices that my GPU shuts off first a couple seconds earlier than everything else. Could the GPU be the problem??? I dont know im a big noob


heres the link to my build:

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Try again
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2017 3:49 PM PDT

But do not build it all at once. You can start with the motherboard and PSU on cardboard and try a power up. If that fails, you know one of these 2 parts is bad.

Add one part at a time until you find the bad part.

-> The case or motherboard mounting can be bad too. That's why we don't start with a case.
Google "The Dead PC" to learn this old system of building.

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My computer is not running right
by JoeshW / April 17, 2017 4:16 AM PDT

I have had the same issue. After opening my computer few seconds later it's automatically turn off. Then I see that there was a problem on my HDD.

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Unfortunately, You've Given Us NO Information About The Comp
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 17, 2017 9:39 AM PDT

Make and model? Operating system use?. Desktop or laptop? And tell us exactly what you "see that there was a problem on my HDD." Is there and error message? If so, tell us what the message is.

Or are you telling us they you fixed your issue previously because there was HDD problem? But as before, how did you know there was a HDD problem? Tell us the message.

But we can get you started with something that might help with the symptoms you've listed. First, because heat can cause such issues, open up the computer case and use compressed air to blow out the dust from around the processor, the heatsink, the power supply, and all fans and vents.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


Post was last edited on April 17, 2017 9:41 AM PDT

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