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When I turn my computer on, the fans and lights turn on for 1/2 a second and then dies out. What's the problem?, MOBO, CPU, PSU, etc? I'd like to narrow the problem down but dont have spare parts; Thanks.
Here are my specs:
DFI nF4 Ultra Infinity MOBO
amd64 3000+ cpu venice core
Antec True Power 2.0 550W PSU
XFX geforce 6600gt video card
Have you made any changes to the system? Only time Ive seen that is incorrectly installed hardware, like screwing the MB directly to the case with no standoffs(friend of mine did that, shorted the PSU). It sounds to me like a hardware problem. Try striping parts off and look for when it starts working. RAM, video card, hdd, fdd, even cpu, with nothing but the MB it should atleast stay running and just yell at you.
But like i said, something is shorting the PSU most likely.