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New Build Wont post, stuck in infinite reboot cycle.

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October 22, 2013 4:43:15 AM

I need help with my new build. Every time I try to boot up it goes into in infinite reboot cycle, turning on and off every 5 seconds.

The system speaker doesn't beep at all. It does however click which i find very odd..... 2 clicks when it turns on and 1 click when it turns off. Not sure if that will help or not but its one thing I did notice. I did test the speaker on another system to ensure that it was functional, which it is.

Here's what I did:
1. I ran down the troubleshooting list several times found here: http://
2. At first i noticed that the heatsink wasn't properly seated so I readjusted that to no avail.
3. I checked the power supply with my multimeter and all the wires are reading correctly.
4. I checked the socket for bent pins which there were none.
5. I made sure the area was clear of excess thermal paste.
6. I tried booting with one stick if RAM to no avail as well. I did however find out that when I tested the RAM on another system that one of the sticks was faulty. It read out something about CMOS, I couldn't read it in time because the screen changed too quickly. This shouldn't be that big of an issue though because I still have one good stick of RAM to boot with.

This is really irritating me right now because I haven't had a decent computer to work on for about a week now, and yes, I'll admit it, I am addicted passionate about computers like I can guess many of you are. Thanks in advance for helping out a fellow techie. :) 

Heres my system:
CPU: i5 4430
HSF: Stock cooler
Mobo: Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H
GPU: x2 MSI R7950-3GD5/OC BE
RAM: OCZ3P13334GK
PSU: Silencer High Performace Power Supply 750 Watt 80+ (Its a sub division of OCZ)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3TB
SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB
Case: Corsair Obsidian 350D
October 22, 2013 4:52:06 AM

did you try to boot up the PC with one GPU? or with no GPUs? do you have another PSU to test with? (even if you have to remove both GPUs to test with the other PSU).
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October 22, 2013 4:57:00 AM

Anas Bashar said:
did you try to boot up the PC with one GPU? or with no GPUs? do you have another PSU to test with? (even if you have to remove both GPUs to test with the other PSU).


Yes I did try with 1 and no GPU's installed. I did try another PSU but its old and the stickers are all gone so I can't tell what brand it is. It seems pretty sketch but I tested the voltages and they seemed to read fine. Still wanna avoid using that at all cost.
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October 22, 2013 5:14:03 AM

the voltage test isn't enough to tell that the PSU is working properly, some defects appear when pulling current from the PSU.
do you have any other parts to replace just to test? the problem might be originating from the mobo or the cpu.

also, before the PC boots, get to the bios and reset everything to default settings.
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October 22, 2013 5:28:52 AM

Anas Bashar said:
the voltage test isn't enough to tell that the PSU is working properly, some defects appear when pulling current from the PSU.
do you have any other parts to replace just to test? the problem might be originating from the mobo or the cpu.

also, before the PC boots, get to the bios and reset everything to default settings.

Nope, I don't really have many parts to work with.

Also there's no display. I know for a fact that this monitor and dvi cable work because I used them on my old computer.
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October 22, 2013 5:37:11 AM

the problem seems to be in the MOBO, did you restore the bios to defaults?
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October 22, 2013 5:39:18 AM

Anas Bashar said:
the problem seems to be in the MOBO, did you restore the bios to defaults?


Everything besides the power supply and ram is brand new.
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October 22, 2013 5:48:10 AM

how much old is the PSU?
brand new might be defected though.
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October 22, 2013 6:40:21 AM

Anas Bashar said:
how much old is the PSU?
brand new might be defected though.


I havent ruled out that my mobo was DOA. uhh the power supply is about 4-5 years i think? I cant really remember.
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October 22, 2013 6:52:36 AM

4-5 years is a lifetime.
anyway without some other parts to test with, the only option is going back to your dealer, tell them about your issue, and they should test the parts and find out the defected part.
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November 6, 2013 9:36:38 PM

for those of you who stumble upon this in the future, my conclusion was that the cpu AND mobo were DOA..... apparently life hates me
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November 6, 2013 11:00:21 PM

both?! strange. well at least you knew what was the problem.
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