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Shockwave1000001

I'm complete new builder here, and have little knowledge on solving out issues. Me and my friend got this rig going and was fine. I notice that I only had 8GB as I was going through things on the desktop, but I should of have in fact is 16GB. So i decided to turn off everything and see if I put the RAM into the wrong slot. I move it over to different slot, then booted it up. The PC just turns on for few seconds then off, then on again but stays like that till I chose to turn it off. I have tried removing the CMOS battery cell coin for few sec or minutes idk. But it didn't work. I tried moving the RAM back into the original position but still the problem persists.

 

My specs:

 

CPU: Intel I5 4690K (Not overclocked)

RAM: Hyperx Fury 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM

PSU: Corsair 430W

Graphics card: MSI AMD R9 380

 

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I read through the manual and found out that there is a red light indicates problem with DIMM (RAM), which I'm guessing shows boot failure. I check out the compaitible RAMS that work with this motherboard but HyperX doesn't show up. I don't understand why it doesn't because first off, It was working fine before I changed the ram position. Even moving the RAMS around or not having any RAM at all still shows a red light. I'm so lost here. Is it the PSU? The RAM? The Motherboard????? I've already set a date for PSU to be returned but idk what to do with the other two. I appreciate the help! 

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CX power supply. Please don't use that, please get a proper power supply.

However it may not be the cause of the issue.

 

...you haven't plugged the PCI-E power cables into the graphics card. I'm not confident how well it will run under load on that PSU, but it seems like that's definitely the issue.

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CX power supply. Please don't use that, please get a proper power supply.

However it may not be the cause of the issue.

 

...you haven't plugged the PCI-E power cables into the graphics card.

yeah, its the PSU, get a new one

 

 

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Does the MB support any more than 8GB? I guess it does but I'm curious

 

Edit: I didnt realise there was no power going to the GPU lol

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Or the fact that the GPU power cables aren't plugged in.

that should not cause the PC to turn off on its own though, since it has integrated graphics, in theory it would just not output a signal to the display assuming he has the video cable plugged into the GPU

 

 

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Well a few things,

CX series psu are crap and you most likely dont have enough watts depending on you gpu,

And the gpu isn't plugged in. 

 

Edit: Also what GPU do you have?

CPU: i5 6600k OCed to 4.5Ghz @ 1.35v, GPU: R9 390 Nitro, Motherboard: Asus z170-A, CPU Cooler: H100i GTX, RAM: HyperX 2x8 16gb DDR4, PSU: Seasonic x650, Storage: 850 EVO 500gb, WD 1tb blue, Case: H440 White/Black

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We notice that we didn't have a cable connected after the finish. Hopefully after this problem someone could help me with that? But anyway I don't think it's graphics card not having cables put in or the PSU as I said before I was running the computer while on the desktop navigating around.

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Well a few things,

CX series psu are crap and you most likely dont have enough watts depending on you gpu,

And the gpu isn't plugged in. 

 

Edit: Also what GPU do you have?

Sorry for not mentioning it. I have a MSI AMD R9 380

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Sorry for not mentioning it. I have a MSI AMD R9 380

In that case you probably damage the psu,

CPU: i5 6600k OCed to 4.5Ghz @ 1.35v, GPU: R9 390 Nitro, Motherboard: Asus z170-A, CPU Cooler: H100i GTX, RAM: HyperX 2x8 16gb DDR4, PSU: Seasonic x650, Storage: 850 EVO 500gb, WD 1tb blue, Case: H440 White/Black

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In that case you probably damage the psu,

How so? Did I do something to cause it? It was working perfectly fine for 30 minutes before I went to change RAM

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How so? Did I do something to cause it? It was working perfectly fine for 30 minutes before I went to change RAM

Well CX series are very bad type of psu as in the are made from really cheap components and tend to die even when they are not at their maximum wattage.

CPU: i5 6600k OCed to 4.5Ghz @ 1.35v, GPU: R9 390 Nitro, Motherboard: Asus z170-A, CPU Cooler: H100i GTX, RAM: HyperX 2x8 16gb DDR4, PSU: Seasonic x650, Storage: 850 EVO 500gb, WD 1tb blue, Case: H440 White/Black

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Well CX series are very bad type of psu as in the are made from really cheap components and tend to die even when they are not at their maximum wattage.

If it has literally died on me then it shouldn't be powering on the parts?

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If it has literally died on me then it shouldn't be powering on the parts?

Yes you shouldn't be powering them on any more.

 

I would try to return it and get either a EVGA g2 series psu or a seasonic psu that have around 650 watts.

CPU: i5 6600k OCed to 4.5Ghz @ 1.35v, GPU: R9 390 Nitro, Motherboard: Asus z170-A, CPU Cooler: H100i GTX, RAM: HyperX 2x8 16gb DDR4, PSU: Seasonic x650, Storage: 850 EVO 500gb, WD 1tb blue, Case: H440 White/Black

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If it has literally died on me then it shouldn't be powering on the parts?

Yes, it hasn't died on you yet. It's turning itself off because you aren't powering the graphics card.

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Yes, it hasn't died on you yet. It's turning itself off because you aren't powering the graphics card.

i really thought 430W would be enough. Would I need to give power to both of those ports on the graphics card?

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I was told to get a 600W. Would that come with more cables then 430W to power the GPU or do i need buy something to allow power to it?

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I read through the manual and found out that there is a red light indicates problem with DIMM (RAM), which I'm guessing shows boot failure. I check out the compaitible RAMS that work with this motherboard but HyperX doesn't show up. I don't understand why it doesn't because first off, It was working fine before I changed the ram position. Even moving the RAMS around or not having any RAM at all still shows a red light. I'm so lost here. Is it the PSU? The RAM? The Motherboard????? I've already set a date for PSU to be returned but idk what to do with the other two. I appreciate the help! :(

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CX Series isn't designed for gaming. See here for more: http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

 

But I HIGHLY doubt this is your issue here. Could be, but I doubt it.

 

 

430 W is probably ok, but you need to plug in the GPU. I would go 500 W since it wouldn't be much more than a quality 430 W PSU.

 

 

 

Have you tried booting with only one stick of RAM?

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CX Series isn't designed for gaming. See here for more: http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

 

But I HIGHLY doubt this is your issue here. Could be, but I doubt it.

 

 

430 W is probably ok, but you need to plug in the GPU. I would go 500 W since it wouldn't be much more than a quality 430 W PSU.

 

 

 

Have you tried booting with only one stick of RAM?

I have tried all variations. Did one stick in same slot, one stick in different slot. Did same with other stick but swapping them. Even without RAM it still persist to show red light.

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