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Hello, think I may have found a nice tech support forum here! :D

First up, heres the spec:

Asus P5K-E/Wifi AP
Intel Quadcore Q6600 2.4
Point of view 8800GT
OCZ Platinum XTC 2x1gb pc6400/800mhz DDR2
Samsung 500GB spinpoint HD
Sony DVDRW
Antec p180 case.

So I've assembled my PC, I believe it POSTs (as I can get into the BIOS, or even so far in the Windows installation), but after a while it just turns off. I think its around 4-6 minutes. I'm sure that the CPU/heatsink etc is fitted properly, as I monitored the temperature from the BIOS and it remained 23/24c before the system abruptly turned off.

I've heard my motherboard (Asus P5K-E/Wifi AP) has problems with my OCZ XTC-Platinum ram. I tried changing the timings to 4-4-4-15 from the default 5-5-5-15, but the text seems purple and a bit wavey on the screen. I assume this is down to not enough voltage going to the RAM, but there is no option in the BIOS to up it (to around 2.1v I've heard).

Slighty related too:



I just found these in the box. My 8800GT is the Point Of View one, and it has 1 power socket on it, which (at the moment), is filled by one directly from the motherboard like so;



Now. Should I use the provided 'splitter' (not sure if thats the right term to use), with two connectors from the PSU going into that one on the graphics card? Also, what the hell are all the little cables and where on earth do they go on the motherboard? I assume its to read data from the card, fan speed etc.

If you could help this, I'm one step closer :up:
 

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Hey, thanks for the reply man -- But I've already fixed it so far. Turns out it was the Heatsink of the CPU not fitted to the mobo correctly, found out one time it was running at 80c (ouch). Now its down to 21c and currently at 80% of a long NTFS format of my HD, ready to install windows! :)

As it stands, I'll leave the graphics card power (which comes from the PSU btw) in as is. If I experience any problems when the PC is properly up and running with an OS, I'll change it then.

Thanks.
 
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