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The saga continues. Is my mobo the culprit?

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OK, yo make a long story short, I recently purchased a DFI P35 DK T2RS. SInce having the board, I have killed a new 8800gts and a set of ballistix. I came home today to a series of quick, repeating beeps and no display. I shut down and restarted and everything booted up fine. I looked to see what the code meant, but can't find anything on DFI's site. According to my P35 Gigabyte manual, that indicates a power failure. I assume that this is either a PSU or a MOBO problem.

So, I figured I wouldn't worry too much about it and see if it happens again. I rebooted to play with my RAM timings and when I hit delete to enter set-up, it went through the normal RAID screen. After that, I get a blue line across the bottom of my screen and a cursor at the top left. BIOS set-up screen never appeared. I rebooted and let it go and it booted up just fine. I rebooted and tried again to get into the BIOS with the same result.

OK, I figure I will reset CMOS and see if that helps. I unplug the PSU and reset CMOS and reboot. I see the full screen logo, so I know it has reset. It fails to boot as I have RAID set-up but I need to go into BIOS to enable it. Well, needless to say, I had the same problem where it would let me access the BIOS. Now, I am SOL as I can't get into BIOS and I reset CMOS.

I tried to reboot a few more time. Every other time, I get the POST beeps. Then, thats all I get.

I can't find an accurate list of POST codes for this board. If it is indeed the power failure issue, I would suspect the MOBO. I have had this PSU for a while now and it has been fine. I hooked up my DS3L for now and am considering swapping the PSU to a back-up to see if that helps, but it wouldn't explain why I couldn't get into BIOS. That, along with the fact that I have already gone through RAM and a GFX card on this board....

What do you think? RMA the board?
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you obviously bought this new, so call DFI and see what they say.
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I really don't want to do that. I hate support and it always ends up being an RMA anyway. I just spent 10 minutes going through the tech support email process on DFI's sight. When I finally got everything filled in, it failed to send due to some stupid error. I finally just emailed their regular address to see if I could get through to tech to get an RMA. I really wish their site was better. I have had nothing but problems with this mobo so far.
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