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I just recently built a desktop with an AMD FX-8320 and this Biostar TA970.

I decided to go ahead and update my motherboard today and I successfully updated to the latest version. I then realized that my memory (here) was running at 1333 instead of 1866 so I go back in the BIOS and set it to 1866. I don't know whether it was running @ 1333 pre-update, never bothered to check.

Now this is what happens after the memory change: every single fan spins but it doesn't boot, post or power up any accessory I have attached to it. The desktop LEDs work.

Here is what I tried:
-Removing both RAM sticks and re-booting
-Clearing CMOS
-Starting it after cleared CMOS with RAM
-Starting it after cleared CMOS without RAM


PSU and graphics card:
550W Rosewill Capstone
Powercolor 7870 Tahiti LE


Any ideas?
Edited by OptimusCaik - 3/25/13 at 4:09am
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post #2 of 8
try removing the "coin" battery for about 5mins.
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Did that and let it sit for 20 minutes. Put it back in. Same result. Now CPU fan got a hell of a lot quieter when I turn it on sozo.gif
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post #5 of 8
you might have to RMA the motherboard. are you within 30 day
since purchasing the board. then RMA to the vendor you bough it
from. if not contact Biostar directly.

I would try to clear the CMOS again. swap memory with some plain
1333 stick 1.5v. different SPD on dimm.

if you don't have a pc speaker (on motherboard) connect on and get
the post error codes (long and short beeps). if you get none bad board
and rma it.

FX-8320 could be asking a lot of from the TA970 (i know it supports 140W CPUs
but 5+1 VRM design seems more like something designed for Phenom 2 x4).



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Thanks for the info. I sent the Motherboard in and am purchasing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
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should do well with your CPU.

[Official] Gigabyte GA-990XA/970A-Series Owners' Club & Help Thread
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should do well with your CPU.

[Official] Gigabyte GA-990XA/970A-Series Owners' Club & Help Thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1048912/official-gigabyte-ga-990xa-970a-series-owners-club-help-thread-fx-8350-support-added

I'll make sure to join all the clubs for ma new rig! Thanks again for the input
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