View Full Version : Computer shuts off after it posts

03-30-07, 02:05 PM
hi i just got a cheap pc from newegg and im having a bit of trouble getting it going. heres what i got:



and RAM

now i installed the cpu correctly but for some reason i cant seat the cpu fan correctly, but my problem persists with it on or off.

i start the computer and first it tells me there was a cpu change, which i assume it says that because im using an old HD from a different system. i get into bios as fast as i can and then the computer shuts off. i have like 30 seconds before it shuts off. everything is new so im trying to find the problematic part and send it back to newegg.

ive tried removing everything, so i had just the cpu and ram installed and it still does it. ive reseated the ram and the cpu but nothing. could this be a power thing? i have the 300w psu that came with the box but im not running anything that would need a crapload of wattage.

its really bugging me that i cant figure this out, any help appreciated. thx

03-30-07, 02:13 PM
the cpu fan must be seated properly or it could be shutting off due to overheating protection. i would start by trying a new powersupply, after you've properly put a cooler on the processor. wattage isn't everything -- amperage is important as well.

03-30-07, 02:24 PM
the fan is IMPOSSIBLE to put on. and i cant put on the old fans i got. they have the metal snap on thing and the mobo doesnt have those

well iwas just reading the reviews for the box and some guy had one that he got DOA and he had the same problem, i guess ill send back the box then. im stil wondering what the problem was tho.

03-30-07, 02:50 PM
ok, well my point is that you NEED a fan that will go on -- one that fits the board you're getting.

03-30-07, 03:51 PM

03-30-07, 05:41 PM
umm trying to run the computer without the HSF or some way to cool the processor isn't a good idea at all.. now since you've done gone and done it without it.. trying to just sit it on top isn't going to work either and most likely you have fried the thing. Good luck.

03-30-07, 06:20 PM
:rotfl: Good thing you didn't go AMD

03-30-07, 07:18 PM
:rotfl: Good thing you didn't go AMD

Not much of a relief since hes running a prescott. lol