Computer cycling power

noobman

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Oct 15, 2005
Messages
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Hey,

So I put my PC together (minus the RAM and V-card, in shipping) and I tried turning it on to test the fans.

The computer boots up and runs for all of three seconds before shutting off. It then proceeds to continually power itself on and off.

Is this a shortcircut, a CPU issue, or just the result of there being no RAM and vcard?
It's amazing how much 7 years of inactivity can do to your PC building ability.


edit: The problem appeared to be poorly applied thermal paste. After re-installing the HSF, it stays powered on with no beeps.
 

diggƒreak

Limp Gawd
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
173
The BIOS is probably getting to POST, seeing no RAM to work with and doing a hardware reset, nothing to worry about.
 
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