I'm building a new home PC:
- Gigabyte H55N micro ITX motherboard
- Intel Core I3 540 CPU
- Silverstone NT06-E CPU cooler
- Silverstone SG07 case with built-in 600w PSU
The PC is not complete - I'm awaiting the delivery of RAM - so I don't expect it to fully work.
I'd like to check that things so far work as they should so as to be sure that the motherboard, CPU and cooler are all fine and fitted properly.
The machine powers on, the main case fan runs (the cooler has no fan) and some LEDs on the motherboard light up.
The machine does not stay on permanently; it reboots every 17 seconds.
I'm not sure how a PC with no RAM should behave - this is not something I've previously tried.
I appreciate it could be an overheating issue, however with the restart interval being quite constant at 17 seconds I'm not so certain.
There could be many possible causes - I'm not looking for a solution to why the machine is restarting.
I'd just like to know how a PC with no RAM is expected to behave.
- Should it remain on and be otherwise quite useless?
- Should it be expected to restart at regular intervals?
- Is the 17 second interval significant, is this when the full POST test gives up?