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Hey guys, i got this new board a few days ago - along with a Seasonic X660 PSU, Intel 3930k CPU, 16GB of Kingston Hyperx 1600DDR3 memory. What happened was - I installed everything - Windows 7 installed without any problems, drivers as well. After a reboot - i went into the BIOS and changed the boot order - or something - nothing related to CPU or anything. The board shutted down to save the settings, since then the board simply shuts down every 25 seconds or so. Basically i power up the machine - everything is ok - no screen appears, no beeps, the board just shuts down and then powers up again, then it just loops like that. Now I tried placing one memory stick in the first bank, i tried with every single stick - same. Tried with no memory at all - i got 3 long beeps and the board shuts down after the same amount of time. Tried with no CPU - the board runs, but ofcourse nothing happens. Tried with no GPU - same thing (old 8800GTS 512, run flawless on this old machine i'm typing from). Tried removing the battery - clearing CMOS with the button - same damn thing frown.gif Seems to me like it's bricked. Weird because everything worked ok frown.gif Does anyone have any experince with this king of situation and what can I do? Thanks smile.gif
post #2 of 16
try taking out the cmos battery, disconnecting power, and letting it sit for a good hour or two. i had a problem with an msi board i bought a year ago or so.
post #3 of 16
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Thanks, I'll try that now smile.gif

Unfortunately, didn't help frown.gif

I guess i'll just send it back tomorrow, if anyone has something to add before i do, any advice appreciated smile.gif
Edited by chuuey - 2/1/12 at 5:21am
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by chuuey View Post

Thanks, I'll try that now smile.gif
Unfortunately, didn't help frown.gif
I guess i'll just send it back tomorrow, if anyone has something to add before i do, any advice appreciated smile.gif

I had a similar problem - I am pretty sure it is you ram that is causing it.

Get a different type of ram and test just one stick to see if it boots properly.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by vonalka View Post

I had a similar problem - I am pretty sure it is you ram that is causing it.
Get a different type of ram and test just one stick to see if it boots properly.

My friend is going to lend me a stick of his RAM, i'll test it today and report, thanks smile.gif
post #6 of 16
Try to test with a different brand besides Kingston, or if you are testing with Kingston don't use the Hyper-X stuff
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by vonalka View Post

Try to test with a different brand besides Kingston, or if you are testing with Kingston don't use the Hyper-X stuff

Well i just tested with some Patriot memory, same thing occurs, so i guess the board is defective ...
post #8 of 16
That sucks - BTW, what board do you have?
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
it's an MSI-X79MA-GD45, von, i think that's you also writing replies to my topic on guru? Hehe, well yeah i'm kind of pissed off since it worked and stopped lol. Would've been better if it didn't work at all wink.gif
post #10 of 16
Yeah - I just noticed it was you on Guru as well. too funny, I actually did the exact same thing when I was having the boot loop problem.

I went through a bunch of different memory before getting rid of the problem, here is the memory I have tried:

4 x 8GB Kingston 1333 (using now)
4 x 8GB Kingston 1600
4 x 4GB Kingston 1333 (also works fine)
4 x 2GB Kingston 1600 (caused same problem)
2 x 4GB PNY 1600 (same problem)

The ram that was causing a boot loop in my current system works fine in my AMD build I was using before.
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