Intel Core2 Duo, starts, shuts down, starts

Jeema6 - Jul 19, 2009 at 03:15 PM
 anon - Dec 8, 2010 at 10:25 PM
I have built several computers before but this one has stressed me to no end.
This is an Intel Core2 Duo 3.06 GHz (other stats below) that starts, shuts off, and starts and shuts off.....HELP!
I've taken it apart to insure that the cpu is seated properly...not too much thermal paste, heatsink/fan sits perfectly and is snug. Changed and checked psu. What have I done wrong???? Please help me, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

- GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L motherboard
- Intel Core2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06 GHz, FSB 1066MHz, L2 Cache 3MB, Core 45nm
- 8 GB G. Skill - DDR2 - 1066, PC 8500, 2GB x 4
- SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
- Maxtor DiamondMax 100 gb 7200 rpm

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Jul 19, 2009 at 03:41 PM

First of all are you able to boot on windows ?

It may be because a compatibility problem ? try using the same mother board with another hardisk.

Also it may be a hardware problem ,or a power problem.
Jeema6 Posts 2 Registration date Saturday July 18, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 20, 2009
Jul 19, 2009 at 06:04 PM
I'm trying other monitors, video cards, power supplies, I think it's a incompatibility issue also but.....
It sounds like a power problem, if the power supply isn't above 450watts, you might need to get a better one, and the other issue that makes me smack my head, is make sure the processor fan is plugged in.. I've forgotten to plug it in the past, and that is exactly what happens. If it's plugged in, make sure it's spinning.
old post, but anyway, i had this same problem.

disable the C1E and C(2?)E options in the bios. It will solve the constant rebooting. I only discovered this recently. this mobo overclocks like a champ now.