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This isn't the computer in my sig, ill give the details on the computer i am currently working on.

Turned on the computer, booted into windows for about 10-15 seconds then it restarted with no lights or an indication that the computer was on. it then would try to boot up again, lasting about 5-6 seconds then restart to being completely powered off, restart again with 3-4 seconds being on, then 1-2, and then continual restarts lasting about 1-2 seconds being on. If i try it right now, it will last 1-2 seconds then restart. I have started the infamous google searching, but i thought i would post this to see if anyone had some ideas on what to check. It was OCed at 3.99 when i had the first problem, now its back to stock 2.6 as i had rest the BIOS to default. The oc settings i had have been there for 1-2 years now.

Things that i have tried:
1. resetting the BIOS to default
2. removing ram, trying diffrent slots.
3. switched the power rails for the video card
4. double checked all the power cables.
5. cleaned out, almost no dust
6. reseat the heatsink


920 i7 (was oc to 3.99 now back stock)
asu p6t mob
2x OCZ vertex II in RAID 0
3x tipple channel OCZ ddr3 ram (6gig)
rosewell PS 900 watt
480 gtx asus
Cooler Master Hyper N520 cpu cooler

Another note, all of these parts have run together for over a year, no problem, less than a hour ago it started having the problem. need to get this fixed or my GF will use my computer to play diablo III when i comes out, and lest face it, we cant let that happen. Thanks in advance for helping and reading, ill be google searching the problem in the mean time.
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post #2 of 21
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Update: tried removing the video card and boot, but still a 1-2second boot loop.

Come OC.net, you have never failed me! +rep to anyone what is willing to shed some light on this subject.
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post #3 of 21
I'll bet on it that you've got a shorted PSU wire somewhere.

Have you tried booting it all up without the case? Just set the board on a cardboard box (like the one it came in as an example), plug everything into it there....all of the parts outside of the case. See if it works then.
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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

I'll bet on it that you've got a shorted PSU wire somewhere.
Have you tried booting it all up without the case? Just set the board on a cardboard box (like the one it came in as an example), plug everything into it there....all of the parts outside of the case. See if it works then.

I will try that next, as i am out of ideas, thanks for the help

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/305415-30-bootloop-motherboard-issue-gigabyte-z68x-udh3

that thread has a similar problem. actually sounds identical. I was thinking PSU shorted out as well, but if i leave the computer sitting for 20-30 mins and power it on again, it will stay on longer almost like it was a heat issue, but nothing is even remotely hot to the touch. ill take apart the psu as well, its past warranty any way.
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post #5 of 21
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looks look alot of other people have posted a problem similar to mine. They have all tried different psu with no avail. ill breadboard it in the mean time.
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post #6 of 21
have you disconnected fans as well?
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post #7 of 21
Take your chip out and inspect the motherboard pins.

I had a boot loop issue with my i7 950, turned out to be bent mobo pins.
post #8 of 21
Hmm, Sounds PSU releated... check your cabling and wiring. Also wont hurt to take it all apart reapply thermals and give it a good clean while your there
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whats strange is the problem started without any apparent changes that would explain it...which kinda points to some sort of component failure or short
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post #10 of 21
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just tried it out of the case, and no luck, same problem.
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