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Motherboard Restarts Constantly after connecting the atx 12v 12x cable

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Hey all,

After I was checking stability by running prime95 my system crashed, so I had to hard restart my PC, after the system rebooted a bios message appeared ``restoring original BIOS...`` while I'm about to boot to windows before ``do you want to boot to windows normally `` message appears, I figured maybe I should reboot after restoring the original bios message so I hit Ctrl alt delete to restart the system, after that the PC reboots itself constantly after less than 2 seconds from starting, I finally knew that Whenever I unplug the atx 12v 2x cable from the motherboard the system would run without restarting, I tried different PSU, reseting the cmose, and different rams I also unplugged everything from the motherboard even the cpu but it seems that the problem is whenever I plug the atx 12v 12x cable to the board this phenomenal occurs, so is my motherboard permanently damaged or something?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by KingG14 - 8/13/13 at 3:20am
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You seem to have covered the basics by trying different components so it does look like the board is toast. I had a P35 DS3R die a few months ago and it pretty much mirrored your problem. I was in a long game of BF3 and things just started to feel wrong in the game, a very small lag in the graphics, so I restarted the PC and it just never came back on, just constant boot loop. I tried everything I could think of for 2 days swapping out components, reseating the chipset heatsinks, cleaning etc. Ended up as dead as a door nail. I love Gigabyte boards but when they die they never seem to give any indication as to what it is, they just curl up their toes.
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Thanks for the replay, is it safe to say that the processor is fine? and what would be better, buying an x58a board for a first gen i7 960 or buying the new haswell and mobo combination instead?
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Thanks for the replay, is it safe to say that the processor is fine? and what would be better, buying an x58a board for a first gen i7 960 or buying the new haswell and mobo combination instead?

In all honesty there is no way of telling if the processor is fine unless you try it in another board. I'd hate to tell you to buy a replacement board and then it turns out to be the CPU that is bad.
I was in a similar boat myself when my last rig went belly up, I still have my Q6600 sitting on my desk and haven't even got around to testing it yet. I just used it as an excuse to upgrade the CPU, mobo and RAM, but then a Q6600 isn't exactly in the same ballpark as an i7 960.

If you do decide to upgrade then you really don't want to drop performance and go for a lessor CPU while doing it. This makes upgrading an expensive decision, but at least if you upgrade, you'll know the parts will work, if you just replace the mobo there really is no guarantee the CPU will work in it. If there is any way at all for you to test that CPU and know for sure then I would do that first, maybe even a cheap board off Ebay.

I don't envy your choice, for me it was easy, stay with the Q6600 or jump to the i5 3570K?, which was a hell of a jump in performance. Initially for you if you go with a new socket its going to be more of a sideways move, but with the benefit of future upgrade options. Its a tough call dude.
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160Gb / 500Gb / 500Gb / USB 3.0 Ext 500Gb LG BluRay Burner Xigmatek SD1283 Win 7 Ult 64bit 
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Thanks again, its a tough call indeed, but after allot of thinking i ordered a new X58 mobo, that is a risky choice but its allot cheaper than buying new cpu and mobo and if my cpu turns out to be dead i will order a new one off eBay.
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