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I had the same problem with my first 1366 board. I had bent pins in the CPU socket. Id suggest checking the socket before you do anything. Usually if you put in the cpu wrong, then the cooler on top, it causes the pins to get bent. I've since learned... the hard way
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I had the same problem with my first 1366 board. I had bent pins in the CPU socket. Id suggest checking the socket before you do anything. Usually if you put in the cpu wrong, then the cooler on top, it causes the pins to get bent. I've since learned... the hard way
If it's bent pins, I don't think a reboot would fix it every time.


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He already said a 920 fixed the problems, RMA the board because of the second PCI-e and RMA CPU, then toss them up here in the marketplace for 300ish, then buy i5 2500k for 180 and a nice board, maybe one like mine for only 120 = MAD profit. Just saying.
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Buy? If you're gonna RMA I see no reason to buy anything as the system is still quite powerful.
lol, "quite powerful".

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There are no real better chips than your 930, just stepping changes, unless you move up to 6cores but that would be a huge waste unless you encode and stuff.If you're gonna resell it and can get some nice cash I would say go for it and just get SB.
Not a "huge waste". Gulftown is a newer 32nm architecture and has the improvements that come with it. But yeah of course it won't be a significant upgrade.
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To be honest, I'm itching for a new build anyway. I've had this for a year and a half, and getting that feeling.


I still have my old evga board, and it had the same issues with memory. The pins look fine.

I'll switch to sb on black friday. With the deals, maybe I'll break even after selling this setup.

I'll pass out reps when I get home. Phone doesn't want to do it.

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lol, "quite powerful".



Not a "huge waste". Gulftown is a newer 32nm architecture and has the improvements that come with it. But yeah of course it won't be a significant upgrade.
A 930 @ 4.0 isn't anything to scoff at.................. And while Gulftown does have it's improvements it IS a huge waste when you consider the price of the chips and SB-E being a month away.

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To be honest, I'm itching for a new build anyway. I've had this for a year and a half, and getting that feeling.


I still have my old evga board, and it had the same issues with memory. The pins look fine.

I'll switch to sb on black friday. With the deals, maybe I'll break even after selling this setup.

I'll pass out reps when I get home. Phone doesn't want to do it.

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No worries, I'm sure we'll have some incredible deals this year with SB being out. Good Luck
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