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I have an ASUS P5b Deluxe that seems to have a problem. When I turn the PC on, it will start up for a second, then power off. Then it powers up all the way and works fine from there. But this is not normal I am sure. I flashed the latest BIOS to see if it would fix it, but it did not. Does anyone have any info on fixing this issue? I contacted ASUS about an RMA, but hate to have to do that.
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What is your ram configuration? 2 x 2? 1 x 4?
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Mine does the same on a heavy OC but there are no problems like crashes or anything so I wouldn't worry.
    
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post #4 of 14
All of them do that. It's normal.
post #5 of 14
its normal, mostly it usually does it when your leaving the bios from, an overclock. it will do it, sometimes it will do it again, but that all depends
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All of them do that. It's normal.
Yeah, the consensus seems that these boards have power-up issues. I thought it may be the ram, but these boards appear to have a power management quirk
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RAM config is 1 x 4.

The only thing I have OC is the FSB is at 300.

You are sure this is normal? It seems like it shouldn't be happening. Seems like it would be hard on all the other parts to power up, down, then up again.

Thanks for all the quick responses.
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post #8 of 14
Mine does the same at higher overclocks, too.

I think it's "normal".

I've had it for almost a year like this.

I agree it's probably hard on the hardware, but I keep it powered up 24/7 Folding anyway.
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Yeah, the consensus seems that these boards have power-up issues. I thought it may be the ram, but these boards appear to have a power management quirk

I have found that too, but I also found some info on BIOS updates fixing the issue. But the info I found was old, and just wondered if anyone had any other, newer info.

You guys seem to think it is OK, just don't worry about it?
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post #10 of 14
Like Xavier said, it's just a quirk with the P5B boards.
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