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I'm telling you, this is devil magic. The case is new, the standoffs are new, I just tried yet ANOTHER different power supply, and this thing refuses to post.

I took out all RAM sticks and it doesn't even get to the RAM part of the post, so no beeps. Just sits there with fans spinning with that evil CPU-LED light in my face.

I even thought maybe there's something going on with this cooler so I used the stock cooler that came with the 6350. Of course taking the CPU out of the socket and locking it in place once again. Now with the stock cooler, same problem.

This is the winner of the most mind-baffling problem I have ever encountered. This is like...an entirely new build...I just don't understand.

Maybe it's possible that I got just lucky enough to get a bad motherboard as a replacement for a bad motherboard? Or a bad cpu as a replacement for a bad cpu? What are the odds....I'm so stumped. There has to be something I haven't thought of...
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yeah, unless one of the new parts also has a problem (unlikely, but not impossible), it is mind baffling!

*insert confused look here*
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Had an iMac DV ~14 years ago that developed behavioral problems under warranty. The technician swapped EVERYTHING multiple times. The only thing that remained the same was the plastic shell, which the technician decided was possessed by evil spirits. They wound up replacing the whole machine.

I have no supernatural beliefs whatsoever, however, computer problems like that, are the most convincing evidence for the supernatural that I have ever experienced.
     
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post #24 of 25
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Bump for final ideas. I've decided to RMA the board and will be going in the mail tomorrow morning. I'm just going out on a limb now and thinking that the board has a bad bios chip or something, and the fluke of replacing one bad board with another bad board is the only thing making it real weird. I'm trying to keep in mind that this is pretty much all replaced hardware, and the diagnosis for this current hardware setup is to RMA the board...

Any final ideas before I do this are welcome.
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post #25 of 25
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The RMA has gone through successfully. I'm typing on the machine now. Looks like it was indeed a bad motherboard that was replaced with a bad motherboard. Crazy.

Even crazier that the thing worked for a day or two before it showed it's problems. Hoping that doesn't happen this time, hoping I'm out of the woods finally.

A forced upgrade is still an upgrade though. Time to update my sig info smile.gif
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