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I just finished the build in my sig a week ago and it's been working fine since. Today when I turned it on, a memory error occurred due to my having the RAM frequency set to 1600MHz, its stock specs. It says it will reset to default and then reboot. Ok, fine.

After that it goes into this cycle of rebooting, where it alternates between posting and not posting. When it posts, it will bring up the boot screen with the various options (BIOS, post screen, boot menu, etc.) sits for second, then reboots. It will do this continuously until I hard reset to shut it down. If I power it on, it just starts doing this again.

Any help here is appreciated!
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Have you tried completely unplugging the power from the system (after shutting the computer down) or after unplugging the power taking out the CMOS battery and putting it back in and then replugging the power supply?
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post #3 of 8
Any post errors to check on? Have you tried removing any parts? Any luck getting into the bios?

You could always try clearing the CMOS. Are you sure your PS is ok?
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I have unplugged the system, and it doesn't change anything. I can get to the post screen, but I can't read anything before it restarts. I can't get into the bios before it restarts.

I haven't cleared the CMOS yet simply because I don't have a jumper cable to do it the easy way, and the hard way requires me to carry the thing down 3 flights of stairs and remove my graphics card, since it's in the way, and I don't want to do any work in my carpeted room, though taking it apart looks like my only option now...

Edit: I am going to eat before I go through all the effort of taking it apart. I will post an update after I have cleared the CMOS and try rebooting.
Edited by auroraborealis - 10/20/11 at 3:01pm
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Ok, so I have now tried booting after resetting the CMOS. I tried with both RAM sticks, each individually. I tried with the video card, wireless card, hard drive, and optical drive removed. Is there any other likely cause besides a faulty mobo? That's the only conclusion I can come to at this point.
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Have u tried using a different hard drive?
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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR View Post
Have u tried using a different hard drive?
I tried running it with no hard drive after clearing the CMOS and it wouldn't post properly, so I'm pretty sure it's not the hard drive.

I'm going to return the mobo to micro center tomorrow, so I will try again with a new one and post an update then.
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Returned the motherboard to Micro Center for a refund and got a different one. Everything works great now. Won't be buying a Gigabyte product again.
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