- 12 months ago
This is my first build. After I set everything up it would not boot. The CPU cooler fan spins for a few seconds then shuts off then restarts. The fans in the case do not spin. A bunch of red lights switch on the backside of the motherboard shortly after turning it on. There are 4 small LED lights marked CPU, Dram, VGA, Boot; the red light will flicker between CPU and Dram but will settle on CPU. I have taken apart the build so that only the 24 pin and 8 pin are connected to the PSU, but it still has the same issue. I'm pretty sure I installed the CPU correctly so is this issue a malfunctioning motherboard? I'd rather not have to return it but I'm not sure what my alternatives are at this point. I appreciate any and all help, thanks.
Edit: I think a couple pins are bent. I'm going to try straightening them.
Edit 2: I straightened the pins but the problem is the same.
THE SOLUTION I TRIED:
"Remove everything but the CPU and cooler, 1 stick of memory , reset CMOS and try to boot into BIOS." -Zerk2012
THE SITUATION NOW:
So, I think I may have reset the CMOS too many times. I was able to get into BIOS with all of my parts connected except for the gpu. Whenever I would try with the gpu it was unable to connect with my monitor. I tried disabling the integrated graphics card through the bios several times and would reset the CMOS everytime I did. Suddenly the motherboard's CPU_Led came on and remained steady. The PC would power on, stop, come on, stop, and repeat at irregular interviews. Now, nothing worked to get into BIOS. I once again tried just the CPU and one stick of memory but nothing worked. I tried following the directions here: https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-messed-up-powered-on-while-cmos-jumper-set-to-clear.141474/ and still it doesn't work. I'm not sure what happened and how to fix it now...please help....