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Hi i just built my rig yesterday and it was working... It's a 2700k with a MSI P67A-GD53 Mobo. I recently tried to OC it today to 4.6 ghz today and ran prime 95 on it. The computer just shut down after about 5 minutes into it without any warning, no BSODs or anything. Now i figured it would be easy to fix by removing the CMOS battery and moving the jumpers over, but the problem still persists. It just boots up for a quick second with fans running and then shuts off and reboots again repeatedly until i power off the PSU.

Also the PSU is a Seasonic M12II 620W only running a single 6850 right now. Any help would be appreciated!
post #2 of 23
This happened to a friend once and it was his motherboard that crapped out. Did you check to see if any metal at all is touching your mobo? and how long did you leave the battery out?
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I assume you've tried to reset the CMOS using the CMOS clear? I couldn't load the manual to check but a board like that should have one..
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Nope no metal touching the mobo, everything is screwed in and was working perfectly yesterday and in the morning until i just tried to OC it about 20 minutes ago... I left the battery out for about 5 minutes and i also did the CMOS jumper thing for about a minute. Everything should have reset in that time frame right?
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What exactly happens when you turn the comp on? Also fill out your system specs under User CP so we can help you further smile.gif
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It just powers up and powers down repeatedly until i switch off the PSU.

edit: just posted rig.
Edited by effeX - 12/7/11 at 11:29am
post #7 of 23
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It just powers up and powers down repeatedly until i switch off the PSU.
edit: just posted rig.

Do you mean like a boot loop? (powers on for a few seconds then reset) or powers on for a split second and then shuts down?
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A parts list would be nice. Also, if you only tried clearing your CMOS once, do it again. You may have made a mistake (they happen a lot!). Also, explain exactly what happens when you press the power button to cold boot it; does it POST? Does it beep? Can you get in the BIOS?
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Yeah it just boot loops, it doesn't post at all since it just loops. Will try clearing CMOS again.. how long should i remove the battery for or cmos clear?
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Yeah it just boot loops, it doesn't post at all since it just loops. Will try clearing CMOS again.. how long should i remove the battery for or cmos clear?

1 min should do it, but since you all ready tried 5 mins try 15 mins, also make sure your PC is unplugged while doing this smile.gif
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