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The same thing is happening to the computer that happened awhile ago. I slightly bumped the heat sink, now the computer won't boot, sometimes it will show the mobo splash screen, other times will not. My solution last time was to re seat the heat sink. Now I just did that this time around, and no dice. Still won't boot. Im thinking that there is an issue in the ZIF socket; CPU is not making contact fully or something, even thought the Mugen 2 is tightened down all the way.

Anyone got any suggestions on this? I could try re seating the HS again, but idk.

You know whats looking nice though, the Sandybridge setups. I don't know much about intel but was acutally thinking of swtiching over a month ago when I had dual 470's that my AMD 955 was bottlenecking in Heaven 2.1.

Can somebody recommend a good board to go with the new sandybridge? How about ram? Ive only used ddr2, so the triple channel ddr3 looks sweet, but I know very little about what makes a good intel set up. I would be using it for gaming. And some gaming, with a little gaming on the side when there is time. If this AMD keeps acting up, I have about 400-500 I 'could' spend, emphasis on 'could'. I would like to keep it under that, but I know intels are more expensive and I am a firm believer in if you are going to do it, do it right.

So, any thoughts on this would be great, thanks so much!

EDIT: While I was reseating the Heatsink, I also cleared the CMOS for good measure to help isolate the issue.
Edited by brkbeatjunkie - 1/12/11 at 3:35pm
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I would be using it for gaming. And some gaming, with a little gaming on the side when there is time
well said
here is the cheapest and most reasonable sandy bridge combo in terms of gaming\\overclocking , 4.5GHz OC with ur cooler shouldnt be a problem , SLI 570\\580 , CF 6950\\6970 no bottlenecks guaranted , you gonna need new ram tho , ddr2 wont cut it look for some new tech from G.SKill

here are Sandy Bridge benchies if u wanna see the perfomance
Edited by RabbitGT - 1/12/11 at 3:41pm
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word. I also need to take in to account my Sys Builders copy of win7, Ill need to re purchase one or get a retail copy....

I noticed the link you sent me. Thanks! Doesn't that 1156 socket only support dual channel mem, or is it not worth it to get the 1366 board and cpu. They look beat but very expensive. I am an INTEL NOOB. besides my macbook pro, I don't have any other intels. Just AMD's and Apple sweet but dying Motorola PowerPCs

SO what about the Current issue. Is my rig toast? i might of messed up the ZIF socket the first time i hit it months ago, which was a lot harder than I bumped it today.
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ur (sig) rig looks good to run all the modern games so u dont realy need an upgrade , the only thing bothering me is the GTX 580 which clearly costs more then all your other pc components put together and ofcourse its bottlenecked by ur CPU -.-
and 1366 is a dying breed now with SB out ...
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Right, but with my current rig possibly broken, Could be CPU or ZIF socket, don't know, Its not playing any games at all
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post #6 of 7
I'd check that the cpu is still firmly in the socket.Take it out and check for bent pins.
Your bump may have pulled it partly out ,like when you hear of people ripping the cpu out when removing a cold heatsink/cooler.

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On the third reseating it finally posted again. Back up and running thanks for the suggestions, I didn't see any apparent damage to the CPU pins
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