New hardware not working blues

Stephen Shaw sshaw at
Sat Feb 12 02:43:22 MST 2005

I don't know if you have another power supply lying around but that 
might be something to try.  If not and you have a multi-meter than you 
can jump the power supply with a paper clip and then use the multi-meter 
to test each of the voltage levels.  It sounds more of a motherboard 
issue.  And I'm feeling the tired feeling.

Gabriel Gunderson wrote:

>I had big plans to redo my home network this weekend.
>After I put a new box together from the parts I purchased today, I
>discovered a problem.
>I get a post on the new box and I'm able to get to the BIOS and make the
>changes I'd like. I can even get a few seconds into a Linux installer,
>but then the PC just powers off - instantly.  This happens without fail
>within 3 - 4 mins of turning on the system.
>The PC will not boot back-up right away.  If I let it sit for about 2-3
>min. and toggle the switch on the back of the power supply to off, then
>in a few seconds I'll hear a very faint noise like "pssss".  I can't
>really tell where the sound is coming from.  After it makes that noise,
>I flip the switch on the back and it will power up for a few more
>minutes before doing the same thing again.
>Nothing looks out of place, the heat sink on the CPU feels cool, and I
>don't smell any smoke.  I removed all of the cards and drives so that I
>could eliminate them.  It still does it with just the motherboard, CPU,
>memory and whatever else is needed to power-up.
>It's 2:30 am, I'm sleepy, and I feel like I'm rambling.  Please lend
>your wisdom and save my weekend.
>Good Night,
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