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post #1 of 18
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I have the 965 BE and the mobo is the ASRock 880G Extreme3. I'm pretty sure I did everything right. All the LEDs and fans worked. BUT IT DOESN'T POST.

This has happened before when I was working with my friend on his build. His 965 didn't work. He RMA'd and got a 955 and new motherboard and it worked. That was last year.

So, is it the CPU or the mobo that's the problem you think?
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Are you sure the Mobo is rated for the wattage of the CPU?
...

Hmm..

Did you reset the cmos?
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
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Are you sure the Mobo is rated for the wattage of the CPU?
...

Hmm..

Did you reset the cmos?
The CPU is in the CPU support list, no reason for me to believe it wouldn't work.

As for the CMOS, there is a button and I tried clicking it but it didn't really work.
post #4 of 18
That board is rated for 6-core CPUs. Maybe your board is dead? The probability of a CPU going kaput is a lot lower than your motherboard being DOA.
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Quote:
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The CPU is in the CPU support list, no reason for me to believe it wouldn't work.

As for the CMOS, there is a button and I tried clicking it but it didn't really work.
Do you have any other Am3 board to test the CPU?

I find it rare that the CPU is DOA. Very Rare.

So rare i never had one before and i built.... Well i built more pc then i have fingers in the last year,.
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The motherboard worked previously or is it brand new?
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The motherboard worked previously or is it brand new?
Everything brand new from Newegg
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Board would be my first RMA, just tell Newegg whats going on... They'll pay postage, cause Newegg is #1 in my heart.
    
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Yeah def look at the board first, I have never seen a processor come doa, never seen one fail for that matter
    
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
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Are you sure the Mobo is rated for the wattage of the CPU?
...

Hmm..

Did you reset the cmos?
Ignore this. Check motherboards specs before saying something isn't supported.

This is going to sound silly, but make sure you have all your psu cables plugged in, and all the way in. Check your 24 pin, check your 8 pin cpu power, check your pcie cables x2. After that make sure your ram is in the default position (Check your motherboards manual).

Edit:

Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDR3_A1 DDR3_B1 DDR3_A2 DDR3_B2
(Blue Slot) (Blue Slot) (White Slot) (White Slot)
(1) Populated Populated - -
(2) - - Populated Populated
(3)* Populated Populated Populated Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDR3 DIMMs in all four slots.

Basically make sure that both sticks are either in both blue slots or both white slots.
Edited by Gnomepatrol - 2/13/11 at 5:30pm
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