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Hi!

I didn't quite know where to put this, but since I own an Intel/nVidia-based PC (my sig rig), I might as well put the topic here.

So my problem is start-up.

I turn it on, then it powers off, and turns on again.

Sometimes only once, but other times it does it up untill four times.


Now, a friend of mine says that it has something to do with the XMP profiles in the RAM. Mine are the Kingston HyperX Grey Edition XMP2, but I cannot fin anything in BIOS refering to XMP-profiles.

So by looking at my sig rig, could anybody tell me what to do? :S


Also, everything is brand new. I know the RAM, HDDs and PSU are working. Well, everything works...




Anyway, all help is appreciated
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post #2 of 13
Um,

If I remember rightly the P55 boards did this as well, The EVGA FTW one did it quite frequently.

Isn't it because it's setting and stabilising the overclock or something? Incidently, does it do this at stock or not?

Comps
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I was gonna say PSU, but navigate through your BIOS completely and find the RAM settings. Can't really help with the specifics, sorry
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are you using the latest bios for the mobo? You should be able to find the rated ram specs on or in their packaging just make sure your bios has them set properly. Sometimes if you just throw em in and boot it up it sets the voltages or timings wrong.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Um,

If I remember rightly the P55 boards did this as well, The EVGA FTW one did it quite frequently.

Isn't it because it's setting and stabilising the overclock or something? Incidently, does it do this at stock or not?

Comps
I run on the onboard Turbo thing, but it did this at stock too. Just suddenly one day, when I turned it on.

When it starts up nothing is wrong though... Maybe I should reset to stock?

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I was gonna say PSU, but navigate through your BIOS completely and find the RAM settings. Can't really help with the specifics, sorry
Yeah, well, thanks anyway I did try to go through it all but I can't seem to find it :S
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are you using the latest bios for the mobo? You should be able to find the rated ram specs on or in their packaging just make sure your bios has them set properly. Sometimes if you just throw em in and boot it up it sets the voltages or timings wrong.
Got the latest BIOS.

My RAM got the right timings and is running at 1.650V...
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This solved the same issue on mine

enter UEFI BIOS -> go to ‘Advanced’ tab -> go down to ‘APM’, press Enter -> enable the “Power on by PCIe.” function

Hope this helps

Edit
Noticed you have an asrock board so perhaps option is slightly different
Edited by Chewy - 5/1/11 at 4:01pm
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When I had this problem it was the RAM.

I had this problem on a Intel DG33TL board and more lately a Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G. I took out my ddr2 800 Gskill and left in my Corsair, Posted. Then after I installed the OS, I put the back Gskill in and it worked no problems.
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This solved the same issue on mine

enter UEFI BIOS -> go to ‘Advanced’ tab -> go down to ‘APM’, press Enter -> enable the “Power on by PCIe.†function

Hope this helps
Will try, and will get back to you! +rep!
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I also heared that the double boot issue with Asrock P67 boards was the _fixed_ PCI-e frequency, if you leave at Auto setting, your rig doesn't double boot

Perhaps also worth a try, Do you have bios UEFI 1.6A ?
Edited by Chewy - 5/1/11 at 4:09pm
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