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post #1 of 11
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Watsup OCN,

So I've got a friend who decided to put together his own pc and after doing so, it doesn't boot up.

These are the specs:

MSI H67MA-E35 (B3)

i5 3570k CPU

Raidmax RX-530SS PSU

Apacer 2 x 4GB RAM

Booted from a WD Green 2TB hard drive and he doesn't have a GPU.

Startup is slow and nothing turns on for roughly 5 seconds. After that, the fans spin for a second and then stop, then they spin again and everything lights up and after doing so, the motherboard beeps 4 times in quick concession.

I've tried using a different hard drive for booting up as well as different RAM. I cannot try a different PSU or CPU.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 11
do you have a wireless card plugged in? unplug it.
post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post

do you have a wireless card plugged in? unplug it.

No wireless card. The only things connected to the board would be the CPU fan, 24 and 4pin psu cables and the front IO cables.

Note that I have tried with the front IO cables removed and have tried each DIMM slot with different RAM.
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post #4 of 11
it's a bad motherboard, if it's 4 beeps

1 beep - System boot successfull
*1beep - Refresh failure - (NO VIDEO) memory refresh failure (bad memory)
2 beeps - Parity error - bad memory
3 beeps - Base 64K memory failure - bad memory
4 beeps - Timer not operational - bad motherboard
5 beeps - Processor error - bad processor
6 beeps - 8042 gate A20 failure - bad cpu or mainboard
7 beeps - Processor exception interput error - bad processor
8 beeps - Display memory read/write failure - bad video card or memory
9 beeps - ROM checksum error - bad BIOS
10 beeps - CMOS shutdown register read/write error - bad motherboard
11 beeps - Cache memory bad - bad CPU or motherboard
12 beeps - BIOS rom file incorrect size - The BIOS ROM file found does not match the size of the flash device
13 beeps - BIOS rom image mismatch - The BIOS ROM file layout configuration does not match image present in the flash device
5 short + 1 long beeps - Memory error - No memory detected in the memory slots.
6 short + 1 long beeps - Memory error - EDO memory detected in system
7 short + 1 long beeps - SMBUS error
post #5 of 11
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Yeah I read that 4 beeps meant it couldn't get passed setup but this explains things a lot better. Thanks a lot
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckKnuckle View Post

Yeah I read that 4 beeps meant it couldn't get passed setup but this explains things a lot better. Thanks a lot

Sorry to hear that. That's what happened to one that I just bought off ebay (4 beeps and boot cycle). Seller wouldn't accept it back saying that it had water damage (after I shipped it back to him) and now I'm out $52. Integrity is dead.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by dklic6 View Post

Sorry to hear that. That's what happened to one that I just bought off ebay (4 beeps and boot cycle). Seller wouldn't accept it back saying that it had water damage (after I shipped it back to him) and now I'm out $52. Integrity is dead.

Wow sorry to hear that. Luckily I bought this from the company that supplies my father so we're able to replace/refund it without hassles.
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WD Cavier GP 2TB internal hdd LG GH22NS70 DVD writer Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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post #8 of 11
Actually don't give up yet. I had this same problem with 4 beeps. All it was my mobo was not compatible with ivy bridge. Update it or get a mobo that is compatible. Just cause its same socket doesn't mean it'll work.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankietown View Post

Actually don't give up yet. I had this same problem with 4 beeps. All it was my mobo was not compatible with ivy bridge. Update it or get a mobo that is compatible. Just cause its same socket doesn't mean it'll work.

That was my 1st guess too. I saw an Ivy and a somewhat "dated" mobo and thought that CPU support is the issue. Mobo is listed as supporting 3570k but May'12 BIOS is needed: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H67MA-E35--B3-.html#/?div=BIOS. The irony of the situation, of course, is that you need a compatible CPU to reflash the BIOS.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by dyaga017 View Post

That was my 1st guess too. I saw an Ivy and a somewhat "dated" mobo and thought that CPU support is the issue. Mobo is listed as supporting 3570k but May'12 BIOS is needed: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H67MA-E35--B3-.html#/?div=BIOS. The irony of the situation, of course, is that you need a compatible CPU to reflash the BIOS.

Gonna try get my hands on a SB CPU and flash the BIOS. Thanks
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WD Cavier GP 2TB internal hdd LG GH22NS70 DVD writer Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S23A350H monitor CM Storm QuickFire TK Corsair RM 850 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black 
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700K 3.5GHz Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte 780 Ti Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4GB RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Cavier GP 2TB internal hdd LG GH22NS70 DVD writer Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S23A350H monitor CM Storm QuickFire TK Corsair RM 850 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries Sensei MLG Edtion Razer Goliathus Speed Edition Alesis M1 MKII Active Monitors Sennheiser HD 215 
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