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Well, I'm about ready to cry. Today has been an absolutely terrible day with me and PCs. I had a new pump/res combo and a second radiator to go into my water loop, but that didn't happen. Went to put the second radiator in, and it didn't fit by maybe a CM of space. Put the pump in and leak tested, and it leaked some water on the floor of the case. Took out all the water cooling and put in the stock intel cooler because I didn't feel like messing with the water cooling anymore today. Went to turn on my PC, and it started up, shut off. I figured that it was just going to reset the BIOS since I have this thing clocked at 4.4 GHz atm and i doubt the stock cooler is up to cooling it properly. Start up and shut off a few more times, and after the 5th or 6th time I started to get worried. It power cycled probably 4 more times after that before I tried checking what was going on. Checked that all connections were in properly, that there were no grounding issues, cooler installed properly, and everything looked fine. Removed all unnecessary things to POST, like the HDD's and my fan controller, and it was still power cycling. Manually reset CMOS, same thing. Changed out video cards, same thing. Changed out power supplies, same thing. Re-installed the stock cooler, same thing. Removed battery for 10 minutes, same thing. I'm definitely at a loss for words. Water didn't spill on any electrical components, so there is no way that that could be the issue. Not quite sure how this happened, but none the less, it did. I feel that it's down to a motherboard issue but I'm not quite sure. Any advice?
    
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Only thing left to try is the RAM, try one stick at a time and make sure it's firmly seated in the dimm slot. Note sure if it applies for MSi mobo's but use the coloured dimm slots, A2 and B2.

EDIT:

Do you have Post LED codes on your mobo?
Edited by munaim1 - 8/19/11 at 6:06pm
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I somehow managed to get into the BIOS, using only one stick of RAM though. Not sure if it's a RAM problem yet or not, but thanks a lot munaim1, can't believe I forgot to do that.
    
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No worries, glad to hear you got it working again, now just select XMP and you should be okay to reboot again. Then add the second one and hopefully it should be operational again.

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I've had this happen a few times with a p35 Blood Iron and e7200.

These were my causes of death;
RAM was pushed too high
CPU was pushed to high
Bent (socket) pins
Left a jumper on the power pins...
dead RAM
CPU power was not plugged in

Run a check list on that and tell me how it goes.
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
No worries, glad to hear you got it working again, now just select XMP and you should be okay to reboot again. Then add the second one and hopefully it should be operational again.

Yeah, it's fixed. I'm no moron when it comes to PC's, fixing issues, diagnosing issues, etc., but today has just been a terrible day for me. One of the most obvious things to do would be use 1 stick of RAM, and it completely crossed my mind. It's all working again, just now can't run my overclock until I fix the water cooling issue, need to find out if it was an oring leak, or something else.
    
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