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post #11 of 17
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I think I will try and get different standoffs. The ones in my case are silver and I see that Micro Center sells brass ones. Maybe the brass ones will work better with my board. Or maybe I should get plastic ones.

@ckybam3 - thanks for that idea. The board has a power button on it so I will press that a bunch of times when the battery is out to see if it makes the board start up quicker.
Edited by HotWasabiPeas - 1/28/11 at 9:55pm
post #12 of 17
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Well I made a bit of a breakthrough. I finally got the board to post while it was attached to my motherboard tray. I used all the standoff holes except for each of the 4 corner ones. The board powered on. Then I figured I should try and narrow it down to find out if one of the corner ones was creating the short. I first tried the lower left one and powered it back on and it still worked. Then I tried the upper right one and the power button would flash about 15 times and then it would finally power on. I then figured, since it did seem that the board wasn't powering on immediately that I should just go back to using all of standoffs except the 4 corner ones again. Well when I removed the upper right and lower left standoffs and went to power on the board I just got a continuously flashing power button. I am done for the night and I will try again in the morning.
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Well I made a bit of a breakthrough. I finally got the board to post while it was attached to my motherboard tray. I used all the standoff holes except for each of the 4 corner ones. The board powered on. Then I figured I should try and narrow it down to find out if one of the corner ones was creating the short. I first tried the lower left one and powered it back on and it still worked. Then I tried the upper right one and the power button would flash about 15 times and then it would finally power on. I then figured, since it did seem that the board wasn't powering on immediately that I should just go back to using all of standoffs except the 4 corner ones again. Well when I removed the upper right and lower left standoffs and went to power on the board I just got a continuously flashing power button. I am done for the night and I will try again in the morning.
well it sounds like you may have isolated the problem. i would also check to make sure the standoffs are 100% screwed in. sometimes if you screw them in by hand they wont go in all the way. its better to use a hex bit screw driver or something of the sort. now that you have the problem isolated i would try different scenarios of powering on with the stand off that is causeing problems. try it with the stand off bolted on with the screw, try it with the screw loose, try it with no screw.

if you dont have a hex driver, try some pliars. but definately make sure they are all the way in. if one is halfway in and the rest are all the way in it will cause bending on the motherboard it self which in turn could cause a short.

i would try the brass standoffs like you said, if after that its still a no go you could always try painting the top of the stand off with a non-conductive paint of some sort. this would need a little bit more research as i know nothing about paints and the like.
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if you dont have a hex driver, try some pliars. but definately make sure they are all the way in. if one is halfway in and the rest are all the way in it will cause bending on the motherboard it self which in turn could cause a short..
this was my problem, i was using the wrong screws for my standoffs so the top right screw came out and my hyper 212+ was causing the board to bend and short out... i thought my board was fried until i laid the pc on its side and it booted fine, realized it was the standoffs
    
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post #15 of 17
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Well I finally got my board up and running tonight. It turned out that I did need to use all 10 holes on the board after all. I didn't have a 10th standoff but I found a screw that fit into the standoff hole securely. It will have to do for now until I can get out to Micro Center to get the correct standoffs. Everything is running great so far except that I was getting a warning from Intel Desktop Utility that my SDRAM vcc was out of the recommended range. My RAM is suppose to run at 1.65v and I know that's the absolute limit for Sandy Bridge. Actually, according to IDU, it was showing as 1.68v! Should I be worried about this? I am going to order some 1.5v RAM next week but will it be OK to run at 1.65v for now? I did decrease the volts to 1.63 in the BIOS just to be a little more on the safe side.
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ram is fine at 1.65 Infact you can prob run yours at 1.6 if you wanted to be safer. My manual says my 1.65 is accepted in the list of acceptable memory. I think the "1.5v memory for SB" is a scam to get ppl t buy new kits but I could be wrong on that. If you really wanna be safe downclock your ram to 1333 @ 1.5v

as a side note: you mind as well just return the board since there is a recall on the p67/h67 chipsets due to the sata problem from intel. So when you return the board for the recall get a better board. From what I understand intel boards dont overclock. Some1 correct me if I am wrong here but it used to be that intel locked options in the bios so you couldnt overclock.
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Yeah I was thinking of just getting Z68 board when they are out and then selling the DP67BG I get back from Intel...whenever that will be!
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