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Hey all, I have an MSI Z68 MA ED55 (B3) in my main rig (number cruncher). I've had it since late May, and in the last couple of weeks it's really been acting up.

Here are some things to note:
-I have my 2600k clocked to 4.4 GHz
-I have 2 1 TB Seagate Barracuda's in a RAID 1 for most of my files
-I have an Intel 520 120 GB SSD for boot and programs, and I boot from it
-The SSD is the only boot option I have saved in the BIOS

So here are my problems:
-Whenever I "save" settings in the BIOS, they won't save the first time. Once the PC restarts, I have to go into the BIOS again and change the setting again, because it never actually saved. After I save and reset that time, it seems to save the setting.

-Whenever I try to boot, and I mean WHENEVER, I get an error: Insert the proper boot device into the selected media and press any button to continue. It doesn't recognize my SSD, so I need to go into the BIOS, and show it my boot options. The SSD is the ONLY selected boot device, and it's a healthy drive. All my drives are healthy, and less than 7 months old.

So what do you guys think? Should I RMA this piece of crap, or am I doing something stupid, and the board actually works perfectly fine?
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post #2 of 4
Maybe the battery is dead on the mainboard, that maybe why the bios settings are not saving.
Edited by DOOOLY - 11/27/12 at 3:55pm
    
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post #3 of 4
yep check battery although there is no way the battery should be dead already. My battery usually last about 5 years. Also see if there is an updated bios which you can flash over the current one.
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Is AHCI enabled correctly (In the correct order, concurrent to the Windows install)?

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Edited by exnihilo - 11/29/12 at 5:34am
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