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My build is in my signature.

So for the past year and a half my PC requires me to push the reset button for it to turn on. Like I'll click the power button to turn it on, and it won't POST, but if I hit the rest button a few times (sometimes as much as 20) it POSTs and functions normally without issue. When the PC isn't POSTing there's a red error LED that shows a CPU error.

What's with the POST issue? Is my CPU degrading and requires more voltage? Its an FX-6300 running at 4.5 GHz at 1.42V.

EDIT: Originally after my overclock it tested stable after 10 hours of Prime95 blend. Then about a year later in summer of 2014 I started getting these issues.

EDIT: Well, resetting the bios options to stock doesn't work either. So what else could it be? RAM issue? I have't gotten any instability though. I'm really stumped, I for sure thought it was my overclock.
Edited by CannedBullets - 2/15/16 at 9:57pm
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post #2 of 12
Have you thought of replacing the button?
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Have you thought of replacing the button?

The power button? No it seems to work fine and I don't see how it could be related. Like everything works (fans spin) when I first turn it on. Its just that there's a POST issue.
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On a properly functioning computer If you hold the reset button in for 4 seconds it shuts off the computer, just pushing the reset button does nothing (unless you have it set to put the monitor(s) into sleep mode, which you can do only in Win 10).

So I'm kind of confused about pushing the reset button multiple times. And I can't think of any relationship between the reset button and a red CPU light.
The only thing I can think of is maybe a weak BIOS battery????
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does increasing/decreasing vcore change anything? i would suggest try to increase it a bit first
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You could try these from Jonny Guru.:
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

On a properly functioning computer If you hold the reset button in for 4 seconds it shuts off the computer, just pushing the reset button does nothing (unless you have it set to put the monitor(s) into sleep mode, which you can do only in Win 10).

So I'm kind of confused about pushing the reset button multiple times. And I can't think of any relationship between the reset button and a red CPU light.
The only thing I can think of is maybe a weak BIOS battery????

I mean on start when I first push the power button to turn the PC on, it turns on but it won't POST. Then I repeatedly push the reset button until it POSTs. It could be a weak battery but its been like this for awhile.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lantian View Post

does increasing/decreasing vcore change anything? i would suggest try to increase it a bit first

I haven't tried that yet but I might reset my bios settings to stock.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by CannedBullets View Post

I I might reset my bios settings to stock.


That is usually the first thing you should do.
post #9 of 12
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Well, resetting the bios options to stock doesn't work either. So what else could it be? RAM issue? I have't gotten any instability though. I'm really stumped, I for sure thought it was my overclock.
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post #10 of 12
Theory.............

Bent pin on the CPU.

Multiple attempts at starting heat up the CPU just enough for it to expand ever so slightly and the pin makes contact.
Plausible - hardley - Possible - perhaps.
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