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I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration:

  • MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene
  • CPU: i7-4771
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB)
  • HDD: Seagate 4TB
  • PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF
  • GPU: on-board graphics

When I start the machine, the fans start spinning (the one on the processor is really loud) for a few seconds, then it shuts down and then it starts again continuing to boot normally. What could be the cause of this (I am assuming this is not normal)?

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Not normal. Test if it happens with lower power consumption (pull out all usb, the hard disk, the dvd). If it fixes, buy a larger power. If not, make a bios upgrade/flash rewrite. If it doesn't helps too, you need to live with it or buy a new motherboard.

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    I solved it. I plugged the wrong PSU cable in the MB. – Boris Dec 4 '13 at 1:53

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