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post #21 of 29
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Its just a joke, 2 boards, its either extremely bad luck or something minescule is stopping it from working, I just cba to waste more time re-assembling my system tomorrow whne work has to be done elsewhere, I just hope the pace I bought it from will accept the return
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Has anyone else got any ideas?
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post #23 of 29
The same thing is happening to me on my brand new system that I just built, so I'm gonna list everything I did in hopes of it helping, cause I really wanna play crysis.

First I'll list my specs:
Q6600 no oc, watercooled
EVGA 780i P03
8gb OCZ ddr2 800mhz ram
850w Antec Quattro PSU
EVGA Geforce 9800 GX2
Ultra Aluminus case
750gb Hitachi HDD SATA
20x Lite-on dvd burner IDE

I put everything together and it booted into the bios fine, but after a while it would freeze, after a minute or two it would shut down. I went into the bios and changed my cpu clock (It had 266x7 when it should have been 266x9) and that did nothing. I took out 3 of my 4 sticks of ram. Nothing. I unplugged my dvd drive and my hard drive. Nothing. I fixed the memory timings (6-6-6-18 changed to 5-4-4-15) and changed my Disk A to None. Booted up fine. Put back dvd and hdd, still fine. I installed Vista and It was running perfectly. Great, now I wanted my 8 gbs of ram. Put those in, but one was loose (), 3 beeps when I turn it on and nothing, so I turn it off and push it in all the way. It starts again, but once I get into Vista i get a BSOD. I restart into Vista and it seems to be working, but it starts freezing and shutting off again! Worst of all It did this while I was installing new drivers for my 9800 GX2. It was late so I decided to call it a night. I come back this morning, and BAM instant FF just like you're getting. Manual says FF means "Boot" btw, everyone probably knows that but just thought I'd mention it. This is my first build so I may have very well done something wrong, but I do know my way around a computer.

Any help would be appreciated, as my laptop is broken and I really need a computer, I'm currently borrowing one that I can't install anything on and it's killing me!
post #24 of 29
I had the same problem; however my issue that actually resolved the "instant ff" had to do with my cpu cooling fan if you can believe it. I'm using a third party gadget from zerotherm that has a metal backplate. Silly me (as it was my first build) didn't realize the backplate was shorting out the board. I used some industrial strength electrical insulation tape around the backplate and viola, fixed.
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post #25 of 29
Hey, i had the same problem, fans running at full speed, the blue, green, orange LED's on the mobo instant FF, and all that funky ****. turns out my problem was there is a 8pin socket right at the top left of the board, my fan was covering half of it. so half the mobo wasnt getting power., just check to see if you got power going to there, haha.. i didnt.
Edited by Foamy - 10/23/08 at 12:38pm
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post #26 of 29
I just bought an XFX Nvidia Nforce 780i SLi and im also having this problem!

my build is:
Intel Quad Q6700 2.66Ghz
4GB OCZ Gold Edition RAM
XFX Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 Black Edition
Enermax Infinity 720w PSU
Thermaltak Max Orb Cooling fan

It's currently in a PC shop getting looked at but the guy hasn't got a clue what's wrong with it, I'm guna note down some of the suggestion here and present them to him. I have read on alot of sites that this is a commmon problem with this board, i hope i you get it resolved and so do i
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post #27 of 29
hey same mobo same problem this is a problem with the bios chip try pressing down on it and you might get system to boot i know this is a old thread but hoping this can help someone out flash the bios to the latest if you can get it to boot because bios may be corrupt i`ve done all these and then order a knew bios chip from ebay just to be on safe side if you need usb files to flash bios just let me know and i`ll send them to you old board old thread but may help someone
post #28 of 29
well to update my problem which was similar turned out to be bad capacitors on board bought the board used so no way to rma but luckily had dead 680i that i can use as donor just how it is sometimes to this out the bad caps just power off pc at the psu then press the power button a couple of times while the pc is off to drain the capacitors if it boots after you power it back on rma if you can otherwise replace the suspect caps
Edited by jeffery6803 - 12/31/10 at 7:32am
post #29 of 29
yeah I find it weird there arent solid state capacitors on the 780i and my 750i FTW has 100% SS capacitors.
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