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Is My Motherboard DOA???

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Hi I am having some issues with my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5.

System:
GA-990FXA-UD5
G-Skill Eco 1600 RAM
AMD Phenom II 965
Hitachi 1.5 TB HDD
2 LG CD/DVD Burners
EVGA GTS-450


Problem:
It started on its first boot...I got three long beeps then a pause and another 3 then it stopped. I rebooted and it did the same thing. Then I pulled the CMOS battery and it fixed the problem temporaraly but shortly after it happened again and clearing the cmos did not work I then reseated the video card and that solved the problem....but then it happens again so I reseated it and that DID NOT WORK. So I moved the video card to the other x16 slot and rebooted and that worked, but not for long. After installing motherboard drivers in windows the machine had to reboot so it did except it refused to post. I tried everything. I cleared the CMOS, swapped the video card back to the first x16 slot and even disconnected all unessential devices and it still refused to post. The fans, HDD, and CD drives came on but the board did not post.

My friend thinks its a bad motherboard. He also took the video card home to test on his computer to makes sure that not the problem.

The RAM that I have is made for an i7 but it is on the compatible RAM list on gigabytes site so that shouldn't be the issue, but the RAM does refuse to run at 1600 even when I have all of the correct settings in. If I set it to 1600 it beeps loud and then it loads in stock values and posts fine. So I think that will probably be fixed with a BIOS update but if you guys think that could be the issue let me know.

Any Ideas???

Do you guys think its DOA

Thanks
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 EVGA GTS-450 G-Skill Eco 1600 2x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Hitatchi LG CD/DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 AOC e2343F 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Cooler Master GX650 Cooler Master HAF 922 Gigabyte GM-M6800 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 EVGA GTS-450 G-Skill Eco 1600 2x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Hitatchi LG CD/DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 AOC e2343F 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Cooler Master GX650 Cooler Master HAF 922 Gigabyte GM-M6800 
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Did you try using different combinations of RAM? 1 stick, 2 sticks, different slots, etc.

There is a very good chance your mobo is DOA. The problems are clearly motherboard related.
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Did you try using different combinations of RAM in different slots?

There is a very good chance your mobo is DOA. The problems are clearly motherboard related.
Yes I did try different slots with the same results.

Thats exactly what I was afraid of at least I can send it to Newegg rather than Gigabyte.

Thanks for the quick reply.

If anyone has any other ideas please let me know. I am waiting till I hear back from my friend to see if the video card is good before I send it back.
Edited by Binski99 - 7/23/11 at 7:41pm
Vega922
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 EVGA GTS-450 G-Skill Eco 1600 2x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Hitatchi LG CD/DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 AOC e2343F 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Cooler Master GX650 Cooler Master HAF 922 Gigabyte GM-M6800 
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Vega922
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 EVGA GTS-450 G-Skill Eco 1600 2x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb Hitatchi LG CD/DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 AOC e2343F 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Cooler Master GX650 Cooler Master HAF 922 Gigabyte GM-M6800 
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