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MSI K9N6GM MotherBoard Install

I just installed an MSI K9N6GM motherboard with a barebones kit. I have 2Gig Memory on the board. I have an AMD Athlon 64 3500 CPU which came with the kit and I purchased and installed a heatsink FAN. My CPU temperature is never reaching above 27 degrees. But the computer will suddenly turn off and the power LED blinks.

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What happened if its a faulty connection and short-circut?

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Re: MSI K9N6GM MotherBoard Install

You could have a faulty power supply, or something in the motherboard settings could be set to switch the pc off after so many minutes/hours. or you may have a faulty connection which short-circuits in the motherboard or somewhere in the pc, casuing the pc to switch off as a safety feature. this is NOT what it actually is, this is a SUGGESTION.

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