I am having some problems with my new build. I am new to building computers but have watched some YouTubes on this build.
I have a DX58SO motherboard, a Intel Core i7 950 CPU, a GTX460 Nivida graphis card, a Western Digital HD 1TB 7200 RPM drive that is unformated.
I am installing a new Windows 7 OS to this system.
I have checked to see if everything is connected properly and it seems to be so. However when I start up the system with the Windows 7 disk in the CD drive it starts loading up the software and then when it is almost finished the system shuts down.
This takes about one to one and half minutes. I have done this three times and each time it shuts down the same way. Once I heard the system beep three or four times but this only occurred on one start up.
When I was installing the Intel Core i7 950 I followed the instructions but it did not seem right to me. When I placed the CPU in its tray it was aligned with the correct posts at the edge of the tray that the CPU in placed in.
I then used the locking lever to fold over the clip that locks the CPU down in the tray. The thing is that it did not seem to “snap” or “click” into place. I thought that the locking lever would do this. Is the CPU supposed to “click” or “snap” into the pin bed that it is laid upon???
Given what you have read above any other ideas??