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    Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    Hi

    why does my spanking new machine i built, restart before it gets to post? All fans blow but the CPU fan tries to start, fails at that.. then a second later the CPU fan blows for a second then the system restarts itself. It was working for a week before this. Then vista failed to load properly and had to do a hard reset.

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    I have tried it only with the cpu and 4gb ram of ram in, with 520w corsair and a 430w seasonic (i know this one works). I still get the same problem. Is it the MB or maybe the case connectors to the MB? Any more ideas?
    Last edited by Metier9; 29-08-2007 at 01:11 PM.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    do you mean you tried it with only 1gb of RAM or did you actually try it with 4GB?

    My abit ip-35 wouldnt boot with 4gb of ram in until I adjusted the volts

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    Its always had 4gb ram, when it worked and also while its not working. Didnt have time last night to start swapping the ram about.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    And you don't get any beeps?

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    ive got the antec p180, well because of the rush last night to check a few things i didnt check if the case had a speaker. Im not 100% it does. Ive got a funny feeling the MB is duff.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    Is your new build shorting to the case?
    Have you checked?

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Is your new build shorting to the case?
    Have you checked?
    shorting to the case? eh? Electrical short? or?

    it was working for a week and i havnt opened it up between then and now.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    ah p180 doesn't have a speaker I don't think.

    Not had one fail to post after a hard reset though. Unless something broke which caused vistas failure to load.

    Best thing to do is start from scratch with 1gb of RAM. Check if its shorting as blitzen said but if it worked before i doubt its a short (normally the i/o sheild if you're using one).

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    ah p180 doesn't have a speaker I don't think.

    Not had one fail to post after a hard reset though. Unless something broke which caused vistas failure to load.

    Best thing to do is start from scratch with 1gb of RAM. Check if its shorting as blitzen said but if it worked before i doubt its a short (normally the i/o sheild if you're using one).
    meh i hate checking ram sticks one by one.. but i know it has to be done.

    Any other things you can think of? I want to test as many ideas as possible

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    You've changed the PSU,

    If the RAM doesn't change anything then it's time to think about the motherboard.

    Try clearing the CMOS.. and reseat everything you can think of.

    What sort of temps did it run when it worked?

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    You've changed the PSU,

    If the RAM doesn't change anything then it's time to think about the motherboard.

    Try clearing the CMOS.. and reseat everything you can think of.

    What sort of temps did it run when it worked?
    yer i tested with a dif psu. Didnt check the temps when i first installed but put it this way i had a 3 hour game of supreme commander, max everything on 20km*20km map and it didnt crash. That worked as a stress test and heat test in itself . I noticed one thing that vista sleep mode is rubbish.

    edit: Wish i could get into BIOS. or even to the press f2 screen.....
    Last edited by Metier9; 29-08-2007 at 01:25 PM.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    I tested all the ram in another computer with a case speaker and got an 'alls ok' beep .

    So, im going to do this:

    swap out the gfx card and check with the comp in the akasa eclipse case

    then the next step is to test the power supplies

    then to swap out the MBs + CPU...

    shame the eclipse is AMD based and the p180 is Intel based.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    This is about the third thread this week with this problem and gigabyte boards.

    I havent found an answer, but if you have a quick search, you will find all the suggestions that have been made
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    I was beginning to trust gigashyte again. I've never liked their boards simply because of all the issues I seen and subsequently had to deal with.

    Have you checked the manufacturers website. They might have a support section that has the answer.
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    Re: Heres a nice hard tech request for you all

    it's not just Gigabyte - e.g. Asus P5K will do it too.
    In fact it's a 965/P35 trademark as the straps initialise but that normally gets disguised by some BIOS work - if something goes out of kilter it will reappear though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    it's not just Gigabyte - e.g. Asus P5K will do it too.
    In fact it's a 965/P35 trademark as the straps initialise but that normally gets disguised by some BIOS work - if something goes out of kilter it will reappear though.
    This is a know issue? And if it happens im stuffed yer?

    So what board should i get? I need min 5 sata ports, support for q6600, 4gb 800mhz ram, 8800gts and i dont want to pay the earth, e.g. £150 .

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