63 months ago
Last night, I finished putting together my first build. After feeling confident that I completed everything, I plugged in in the PSU and hit the power button on the case. Everything powered on, then quickly shut off, and began to repeat this process.
I sat completely upset that this happened and began to search these forums for answers. I tested the PSU by jump starting it and ruled it out as the issue. I removed everything from the Mobo except the CPU and ram, and tried again, and it was doing the same thing. I removed the CPU and noticed that a few of the pins were bent (picture below).
I'm not sure how this happened as I was very gentle placing the CPU and closing the latch. The only thing I can think was when I placed the cooler on, I did not tighten the screws as evenly as I thought.
Never-the-less I submitted an RMA for my Mobo and came home from work to package it up and get ready to ship it out tomorrow.
I decided to try to removed one stick of RAM since that came up in a thread I was reading. I removed the stick in DIMM slot 2 and tried to power it up. It worked and stayed on. I tested a bunch of combinations between the DIMM slots, and found that the PC will only stay on with one stick in either DIMM 3 or 4, and can not have a stick in DIMM 1 or 2.
Could the bent pins in the CPU socket be the culprit of this? Can I run two sticks of RAM in the same channel instead of Dual Channel?
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$239.99|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$33.03|
|Motherboard||MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$146.99|
|Memory||Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$71.99|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$80.99|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$54.99|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card||$349.99|
|Case||Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case||$59.99|
|Power Supply||Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$89.99|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter||$39.34|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1167.29|
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