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If it's the board that's fubar'ed I'll probably end up buying a 2nd one, I'm that eager to use my crossfire setup.
Hopefully I can swap for a smaller model with Asus later? I'd like an ITX board for the future NAS
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post #22 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infrabasse View Post
You can probably still find SB motherboard out there.
Quite a few european etailers still have them, I know of one that will even lend you a sata controller until you get your board RMA'ed.

I know newegg doesn't have them but I'm sure others do ?
I'm unable to find any, can you shoot me a PM with any you can find? Don't wanna thread hijack
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post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48 View Post
I'm unable to find any, can you shoot me a PM with any you can find? Don't wanna thread hijack
Where are you located?

@OP: I wouldn't go 1366, it's a downgrade.
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post #24 of 34
make sure:
your psu cabled are seated correct in motherboard.
cpu heatsink is seated correct and evenly.
you used standoffs between motherboard and case.
memory sticks are seated correct.
epu and tpu switches on motherboard are at default positions.
go in bios and F5 to defaults then F10 saved and reboot.
try this stuff i guess.
the 2500k has only 4 cores.
post #25 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
@OP: I wouldn't go 1366, it's a downgrade.
I wont go 1366, i'm going 1155, might end up with 2 machines in the end, lol.

Regarding finding 1155 boards in USA, I really don't know, maybe local shops microcenters and bestbuy, although they dont have them on their websites, might be worth giving them a call?
Manufacturers seem to adopt a different stance in different regions.
For example, I noticed Asus won't refund in Europe but they will in USA.
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post #26 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4.54billionyears View Post
make sure:
your psu cabled are seated correct in motherboard.
cpu heatsink is seated correct and evenly.
you used standoffs between motherboard and case.
memory sticks are seated correct.
epu and tpu switches on motherboard are at default positions.
go in bios and F5 to defaults then F10 saved and reboot.
try this stuff i guess.
the 2500k has only 4 cores.
Yeah I'll remount the motherboard before the new CPU arrives just to make absolutely sure. Thanks for the probably non exhaustive list though, makes for a decent checkup.

The 2600k also only has 4 cores, the rest is HT. I went 2500k for the replacement processor as my 2600k is probably OK anyway, It's not like HT makes a big difference at anything but 10% of benchmarks anyway.
I'm not exactly pis**ng euros. I didn't go non-k as those aren't a whole lot cheaper and it'd be harder to sell if that's what I decide.
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post #27 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infrabasse View Post
I wont go 1366, i'm going 1155, might end up with 2 machines in the end, lol.

Regarding finding 1155 boards in USA, I really don't know, maybe local shops microcenters and bestbuy, although they dont have them on their websites, might be worth giving them a call?
Manufacturers seem to adopt a different stance in different regions.
For example, I noticed Asus won't refund in Europe but they will in USA.
Also in the EU they're still selling mobos and CPU like mad...
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post #28 of 34
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They're probably less afraid of lawsuits in the EU market
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post #29 of 34
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2500k dropped in place of the RMA'ed 2600k
PC is now working correctly !
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post #30 of 34
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Happy to report my 2600k has just been refunded
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