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PERC 6/i Trouble

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So I'm working on a file server build for my home. I got myself a perc 6/i with BBU off of ebay, did the pin mod (5/6 with tape). And went to boot the server. The fans turn on and spin for 2 seconds. Then it goes quiet for a second, then they spin up again. This repeats endlessly.

The motherboard is a MSI g41m-p25 with 4gb of ram. It boots just fine without the card in and yes, I have updated to the latest bios.

I don't have another PC I can rip apart today (mine is in use), so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try the card in another computer. In the meantime, is there anything anyone would suggest trying? I have tried running single sticks of ram in both ram slots to no avail.
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Crucial M4 (512MB) 4 x WD black 1TB LG Blueray Burner Corsair H100 
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First things first. Try the card in your sig. rig to verify that it is indeed functional.. Your eVGA board uses the X58 chipset, so you should not need the pin mod. Do that, and let us know what happens.
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