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Could also be that CPU pins are bent or CPU not seated properly. All it takes is one bad contact and POOF - something doesn't work. Wouldn't hurt to pull the CPU and reinstall it, you'll have to anyhow when new motherboard arrives.

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Could also be that CPU pins are bent or CPU not seated properly. All it takes is one bad contact and POOF - something doesn't work. Wouldn't hurt to pull the CPU and reinstall it, you'll have to anyhow when new motherboard arrives.

Greg

We bench tested after reinstalling the CPU an the shop and same results. And for some reason when slot 1 or 2 were populated the H100i fans ran on low where with 3 or 4 were they ran at full because they were hooked up with a molex as they should with no regulation.
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try using the ram sticks on another computer before you rma the board just to make sure
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Could also be that CPU pins are bent or CPU not seated properly. All it takes is one bad contact and POOF - something doesn't work. Wouldn't hurt to pull the CPU and reinstall it, you'll have to anyhow when new motherboard arrives.

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Correct,
It was the CPU and a bent pin. Very slight but enough. I tossed in my wifes Phenom II and it worked fine. Straightened and reinstalled my CPU and bad again. RMA for nothing. 8350 here I come.
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