Well I am building a second comp for lan games. And I have everything hooked up. I press the power button and it starts, monitor gets video signal but nothing on screen and then after about 2 seconds it shuts down. Then it automatically starts up again. Then shuts down. Then starts up. All on its own.
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I was wondering if you had a Gigabyte...my Gigabyte has done something similar...when the board boots and the settings are bad the mb will reboot itself and then restart. Monitor light will come on but no messages...blank screen and the computer shuts off and then comes on again.
Try one stick of Ram in a slot, and then clear cmos. Keep doing this in each of the ram slots (I have seen a post somewhere where a Gigabyte engineer said to put the one stick in the third slot but I have never had to do this).
Do this with your Gskill ram and then the ram from your other rig too
What kind of TIM were you using? If it isn't conductive it needs to be cleared off the socket as well since it will block the signals to the appropriate cpu connection. If its conductive and you tried to boot you might have a bigger problem...
Not sure the best way to get the TIM out of the socket. Obviously there's 99% iso alcohol but I never had to get the stuff off a bottom of a cpu or a socket.