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    Hey all,

    Glad to meet all of you. I was hoping that you guys could help me on my quest to resolve this annoying issue.

    I purchased all new parts for my Hackint0sh build and I'm having a problem with booting. I've check all the connections 3 times, reinstalled the cpu fan just to be sure its on correctly, read through the motherboard manual and I still can't figure it out. This is my first build in quite some time, I use to build PC's back in the day before I converted to everything t0sh.

    I've checked for any possible shorts that the motherboard might be encountering, also all my hardware was seated correctly.

    Everything powers up, but it instantly turns off, and then I'm in this startup- turn off cycle that I can't really explain. I hope I'm just missing something here, and I won't need to RMA an item.

    All the fans spin, except for CPU fan which just flickers once than stops, maybe this is due to lack of boot ability?


    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Parts:
    Antec Sonata III 500 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
    GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual
    Western Digital Caviar BLACK WD10000LSRTL 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    Pioneer CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
    10/ 100/ 1000/ 2000Mbps PCI Copper Gigabit Network Adapter
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    If you got this board from the Egg there was a few people who had the same issue. As far as their resolve I'm not sure (probably RMA). Depending on the kind of person you are, you can try and trouble shoot the POST beep codes, try checking the RAM and see if you have a bad stick or slot on the board (but you had mentioned already reseated) or you can just RMA. Don't consider this the all and final word though .

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    Thanks for your reply!

    Someone on another board mentioned I need 1333 Ram to match the processor. While this does make sense, it means I'll need to swap out my motherboard - which other people had had successful builds from. Not sure why I'm hearing about this issue now.

    1333 seems to be more available in DDR3 format, not the format that is for this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeofflesh View Post
    Thanks for your reply!

    Someone on another board mentioned I need 1333 Ram to match the processor. While this does make sense, it means I'll need to swap out my motherboard - which other people had had successful builds from. Not sure why I'm hearing about this issue now.

    1333 seems to be more available in DDR3 format, not the format that is for this board.
    Hi,
    I think you don't need 1333 RAM. You CPU at 3Ghz should be 333x9, and with double pumped DDR2 it still left some leg room for your 800 RAM. That board features the P45 and ICH10R north and south bridge chipsets which uses DDR2 800. As Dj Osiris mentioned, your best option would be RMA since you're purchasing it new, unless you like to check for POST code, 12V 4-pin supply, shorted reset switch, or corrupted BIOS (as the board featured dual BIOS).
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Hi,
    I think you don't need 1333 RAM. You CPU at 3Ghz should be 333x9, and with double pumped DDR2 it still left some leg room for your 800 RAM. That board features the P45 and ICH10R north and south bridge chipsets which uses DDR2 800. As Dj Osiris mentioned, your best option would be RMA since you're purchasing it new, unless you like to check for POST code, 12V 4-pin supply, shorted reset switch, or corrupted BIOS (as the board featured dual BIOS).
    Regards,
    Thanks!

    I've decided to Return and just repurchase the same board through Amazon. Seems to be the quickest and most logical thing to do at this point.

    I read on newegg that alot of people had the exact same boot cycling problem DOA.


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    Yes, I've heard similar DOA board stories as well, so I purchased mine locally. Your build should turn out to be a very nice mac box.
    Regards,

 

 

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