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I was just given a computer system that has an Asus Striker Extreme "Republic Of Gamers" motherboard, Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU (LGA 775) and Corsair Dominator 1066mhz DDR2 RAM, Nvidia 8800GTS cards. At first it wouldn't turn on at all, I thought PSU problem, Nope. CPU problem? nope. RAM? Nope. So I hit a switch in the back of the motherboard that I guess turns off the LEDs and it came to life, Powered on. (Turn LEDs back on, board will not power on) Anyways, It will not work with ANY USB keyboard I attach, but will work with PS/2. When I had it out of the case, It worked fine and didn't hang on BIOS... but now it will (After reinstalling into the case) I can get it to "Entering Setup......" part, but it just freezes. I've tried different RAM (Kingston DDR2 800mhz) and resetting the BIOS (I can't tell if it's reset or not, The little "Reset CMOS" switch on the board is something new to me.

So what could be the problem?
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Okay here is another weird issue, Taking it out of the case and fiddling with things sometimes brought it to life, I could get it to boot and get into the BIOS no problem... Put it back in the case and it seemed to work for a little bit, I tried installing windows on a drive but the drive was bad... so I installed another drive now nothing happens, It powers on but I don't get display or anything. I've tried resetting the BIOS taking out / changing the RAM and video card.

What could be the problem? Is there something wrong with the board itself or CPU? I can't see anything visibly wrong with the board. I really want to get this thing working because it has better specs / etc than my current setup.

Here is a pic of the motherboard, I noticed it was all warped / bent. Would this cause any issues? What would cause this?

Asusboard002.jpg

And here is a video of one of the problem it's having. I really wanna salvage this board!

http://youtu.be/qU28Rx-yKd0
Edited by MasterDan - 5/6/12 at 5:04pm
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Anyone?
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Warping? Extreme heat or bad mounting. I've even seen heatsinks cause bending of mobos. (EDIT to add: Also, with expansion and contraction due to warming and cooling as you turn the system on, you can get transient errors that are hard as blazes to diagnose. I once had a system that would reboot at just about 12 noon each day. I finally traced it to the fact that the board was warped and at just about the midday it would warp such that the system though the reset switch had been pressed.)

The fact that the board is so flaky/finicky would push me towards trying to RMA the motherboard, but it's likely out of warranty and in any case, Asus would probabty deny the RMA because the board is bent and say you damaged it.

I would highly suggest just eating the cost of replacing the board. I have a possible line on an X38 motherboard flashed to an X48, but don't count on it.
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Warping? Extreme heat or bad mounting. I've even seen heatsinks cause bending of mobos. (EDIT to add: Also, with expansion and contraction due to warming and cooling as you turn the system on, you can get transient errors that are hard as blazes to diagnose. I once had a system that would reboot at just about 12 noon each day. I finally traced it to the fact that the board was warped and at just about the midday it would warp such that the system though the reset switch had been pressed.)
The fact that the board is so flaky/finicky would push me towards trying to RMA the motherboard, but it's likely out of warranty and in any case, Asus would probabty deny the RMA because the board is bent and say you damaged it.
I would highly suggest just eating the cost of replacing the board. I have a possible line on an X38 motherboard flashed to an X48, but don't count on it.

Yeah, I can't RMA it because it was given me to me and I don't have any paperwork or anything.

I would just want / need something that'll work with DDR2 RAM and an LGA 775 Core 2 extreme.

So is there anything I can do for this board? I'd really like to get it ot work again.
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ASUS does warranty RMA based on serial numbers (which includes date of manufacture), so having a receipt is not necessary. The only issue is the age of the board. ASUS offers a 3 year warranty. You could alsways try and RMA the board and see what they say.
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ASUS does warranty RMA based on serial numbers (which includes date of manufacture), so having a receipt is not necessary. The only issue is the age of the board. ASUS offers a 3 year warranty. You could alsways try and RMA the board and see what they say.

I guess I could, I could make some sob story BS stuff if I wanted to, Lol. But if anyone else has input on this thread please lemme know
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I guess I could, I could make some sob story BS stuff if I wanted to, Lol. But if anyone else has input on this thread please lemme know

You said you could get it to work outside the case. But when it is in the case, it would act up. Could it be that the warpage is causing the board to contact the case and causing it to short? If so, try putting electical tape between the board and the palces it could be potentially contacting the case.
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One possibilty is that due to the slight warping your mobo is shorting against the case. If you can live with running caseless you could try seeing if the situation is reproducible by running inside and outside of the case.

(Edit: Ninja'ed by ericeod biggrin.gif )
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You said you could get it to work outside the case. But when it is in the case, it would act up. Could it be that the warpage is causing the board to contact the case and causing it to short? If so, try putting electical tape between the board and the palces it could be potentially contacting the case.

Ah, It's even acting up outside the case as well on a wood surface. See the YouTube link I posted about what it's doing. Now when it does boot, It will stay on for a while than turn off... But it will turn right back on no problems.
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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post

One possibilty is that due to the slight warping your mobo is shorting against the case. If you can live with running caseless you could try seeing if the situation is reproducible by running inside and outside of the case.
(Edit: Ninja'ed by ericeod biggrin.gif )

See above post, Haha
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