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So my friend asked me to help him out with his computer cause well he decided to build one and isnt very into tech.

Anway im working on his computer and something isnt right with it, and i think its the motherboard but i thought id ask your opinions.

I have unplugged everything but the processor, cpu fan and power switch from the motherboard, however to get video i appear to need a stick of ram so i have 1 of those in for most of my testing.

The computer when turned on doesnt seem to post, i hit the power button a screen comes up that can be seen in this video.

Video 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TIIMeG7xyE

Video 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8bnt0GZy-I

I select either option and the computer turns off and then comes back on Video 2. When it comes back on it goes into a boot loop as could also be seen in video 1.

The only way to get the computer out of this bootloop is to turn it off and reset the cmos jumper, which then takes me back to that first screen again.

Sorry the videos are a bit shaky and stuff i was recording with my phone while trying to stretch across my desk.

It does this no matter what is plugged into the motherboard.

The build consists of
Intel i5 3570K
MSI Z77A-G41
EVGA GTX 660TI
Corsair 650 Watt PSU
GSkill 1600 Ram

Thanks

FF29
post #2 of 6
So your gpu is unplugged and you have the monitor plugged into the mobo where the video signal is coming from the CPU gpu? If so, then it might be the mobo or CPU. Make sure the mobo is not touching/shorting out by having seated it on the offset screws. If I was you, I'd take everything out and start over and build it outside the case, making sure you applied the TIM properly and seat the CPU heatsink/fan properly, ram in securely as well as gpu seated properly and everything is plugged properly including the drives.
 
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That was actually one of the first things i did after i started messing with it i decided the best course of action would be to just rebuild the computer and start over.

I took the motherboard out of the case and reseated it after i made sure that nothing would be touching and it was properly on the offset screws. I have even tried to take the CPU out of the motherboard and like you recommended reseat the heatsink.

I have tried booting it with no drives attached just to see if it would post and tried readding a HDD to the motherboard just to see if that would help and have also tried to use 1 or both sticks of ram that came in the set which didnt seem to really make a difference.

Finally you were correct i had the monitor hooked up the vga port on the motherboard that would use the iGPU.
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RMA the mobo.
 
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try a cheap videcard...probably the motherboard, though..That's a cheap one..and MSI at that.
it could be the iGPU on the processor, though..but I doubt it...you wouldn't get anything if it was.
so..It's the motherboard. thumb.gif
 
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I would have to agree with the other posts about it being the MB.Have you tried to run it out of the case?Also take the CMOS batt out for 5 min's and put it back in.You never know it could be a BIOS issue and a simple flash to a new one might do the trick.
Edited by langer1972 - 10/19/12 at 9:29am
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