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Open Box P67A-GD65 Experience

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Friend builds a 2500k rig, open box MSI P67A-GD65, new corsair tx650, and 5770 from previous rig. Everything was working fine until I changed the bios for him.
  1. Set RAM timings
  2. Disabled extra things not using (firewire, eSATA, serial port)
  3. Save and exit
  4. Board constantly boot loops

Cleared CMOS with the button, did hard CMOS clear removing the battery for about 10 mins and no power cord. Board still constantly boot loops

I think he is going to RMA it with Newegg, which at least he will get a full refund and hopefully a shipping label. That's not too bad but the situation does suck still.
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How long does it stay on before it loops?
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
I think he is going to RMA it with Newegg, which at least he will get a full refund and hopefully a shipping label. That's not too bad but the situation does suck still.
That's not what I would've done. I would've RMA'd it to MSI if he got a good deal on it. They'd either fix it or give you a new one.
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I have mine boot loop from time to time, but it wasn't open box. It's a minor inconvenience for me maybe once a month, if that.

What works for me when that happens, is to shut it down(hard if you have to) and be ready to hit the switch on your PSU once it has shut off. Then press and hold the power button until the power is drained. Then I'll wait a minute, hit the switch on the PSU, and when I turn it on, make sure I go into the BIOS. I don't touch a thing, just press F10 to save and exit, and when it boots after that it will boot.

Wow, that sounds like a lot to do, but it literally only adds a minute or two to the boot. Lately I've just been leaving my rig on.

If that doesn't work, I would RMA to MSi, not Newegg.
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