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Custom Build Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by spudy12, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. spudy12

    spudy12 Thread Starter

    Nov 7, 2010
    Built a custom build this computer as follows
    Processor: Intel i7 3770k
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance DDR3 1600mhz
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
    PSU: Corsair HX 1050
    Storage: Intel 520 SSD 120gb
    Case: Cosmos 2
    Phanteks CPU cooler

    Just can not get it to work.

    Have installed fresh copy on windows 7 64 bit on to the ssd. Installed all the drivers from website. Updated BIOS to latest version and am still having problems

    Firstly, when it turns on. I turn it on, it will then turn itself off and on, off and on anywhere from 5 - 20 times before properly turning on and staying on.. what is this about?!

    Next if I install the intel hd4000 drivers for the onboard graphics, it will work fine till reboot, then it'll turn on and everything will come up with errors then it will blue screen. I have to go back in to safemode and uninstall the driver so I can use it. Only works with standard VGA driver.
    I then decided to put my graphics card in, (Nvidia GTX 295) installed the latest drivers, disabled onboard (even in BIOS) and this will also cause it to blue screen.

    Next if the SSD is plugged in to the Intel chipset SATA ports on the motherboard, it will crash on boot. Only boots if its connected to the marvel chipset SATA ports.

    Anyone give me any advice at all? At a loss


    Also, running mem test, it runs fine etc, however my RAM it picks up 16gb but says its only 665mhz? could this suggest faulty RAM? Running test, passed okay so far. Will update when it finishes
  2. matthewdownloads


    Dec 28, 2008
    I'm not going to be much help, but if it switches off immediately this is usually a sign of a major problem such as the CPU fan not spinning properly because of a cable stuck in it or something. Have you tried turning it on with the case open so you can see the CPU fan to check if it moves?

    I've had something similar in the past with a bad driver. If there are any other/older versions of the driver on the intel website, try those.

    Weird. Have you completely cleared the old drivers out just to be sure there isn't a conflict?

    No idea.

    Again, not too sure without seeing the machine in front of me. I hope I've been a little bit helpful, hopefully somebody will know what is up with it.
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