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A quick answer would be appreciated as this is driving me insane.

I bought today an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard and an i7 2600k along with 2 1TB caviar greens. Ive just tried powering up the system but it doesn't last more than a second before rebooting. This happens when any SATA device is attached, ive tried 4 seperate HDD's along with multiple cables and it refuses to boot.

If I remove all sata devices and just have the board/cpu/1stick of ram then It'll boot fine into the bios.

Im not sure what it could be so any help would be greatly appreciated.

(ps the rest of the build is my sig rig plus the upgraded mobo+cpu)
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post #2 of 9
Sound like to need to RMA the board. That is just WEIRD!
    
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post #3 of 9
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It really doesn't want to play with any of my sata devices, won't detect them even though I know the cables and the drives are working (I can hear my hitachi drive spinning up).

Just annoying, Im gonna contact the place I bought it from tomorrow and see what they say, its just annoying because ive wasted the TIM on my new H60 doing this setup plus its an hour drive to get to the place I bought it from. Oh well.
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post #4 of 9
Scrape that crappy stock TIM off and get some PK1!

You should be able to swap it for another...
    
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post #5 of 9
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I've organized a courier to pick it up from my place cus I'm not driving for an hour each way just to drop it off. They're gonna test it and exchange it when they find the fault. Shame I can't just swap it straight out but I can understand why they need to test it, companies here in the UK just can't afford to swap things out without question.
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post #6 of 9
Did you try the different SATA slots to see if it may have been only one slot that was defective?
post #7 of 9
I'm sure he did...
    
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post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankrizzo View Post

Did you try the different SATA slots to see if it may have been only one slot that was defective?

Tried every port, both intel and maxwell ports, every single hard drive and both blu-ray drives I had along with multiple sata cables. The best I got was getting into the BIOS and it recognizing my SSD but after selecting it as the boot disk and restarting I was met with 'No hard drive detected' and a hard reset. It then got stuck in a 1 sec boot/hard reset loop.

We'll see what happens when the Novatech guys come up with when they test it.

I've got a couple of laptops for internet access for now but I won't be able to get any design work done till its sorted.
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post #9 of 9
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UPDATE:

Novatech said they couldn't find the fault I had but would send me out a new board anyway.

New one arrived today and I did an out-of-case build to rule out any shorting...same issue with this one.
However I tried a test that I didn't think of before, Hard drive and optical drive connected to the PSU but not the motherboard, got the same result of a hard reset. So that pretty much confirms to me that its the PSU thats on its way out unless anyone else cares to disagree tongue.gif

Gonna get a new PSU tomorrow.
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