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HELP issues with MOBO, suspect faulty need pro advice

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November 16, 2013 11:56:25 PM

I just build my first pc and have been encountering issues from day one... First day after i finished my build everything worked fine but after leaving comp off for 3hrs and Turing it back on it would power cycle, i thought psu was dead so i exchanged it... Now after psu is replaced and i left pc off for a night it started power cycles again so i removed my second stick of ram and it posted fine, i ran mem test on both sticks of ram and they passed with flying colours.. Also i had issues with booting after replacing psu and using it for a bit, on my mobo it came up with an error code a0, a sata issue... Should i dismantle my pc and rma the mobo or is it another issue

System spec,
cpu : I5-4670k
Cpu cooler : H100i
Ram : F3-12800cl9d-8gbxl ripjaw ram 2x4gb
Gpu : Gigabyte wind force r9 280x
Mobo : Asrock z87 extreme 4
Psu : cosair hx-650 v2

Thx for reading my terrible description and thank you in advance

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a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2013 12:28:53 AM
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Hi, With single RAM module test each motherboard slot. See if successfully booting in each situation.
November 17, 2013 12:46:24 AM

Yea it does, it works when i reseat them, single or even dual
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a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2013 1:12:36 AM

Then can you explain again the issue?

"Now after psu is replaced and i left pc off for a night it started power cycles again so i removed my second stick of ram and it posted fine"

I understand that with single RAM the system works OK, but not with both RAMs?

Then you say
" Yea it does, it works when i reseat them, single or even dual"
November 17, 2013 1:26:01 AM

The problem is after i leave the pc off for over 2hrs it will not post but go through power cycles, when i reseat ram it works again. I had psu rma and replaced
a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2013 1:49:46 AM

I understand now. It looks like a motherboard issue. Have you tried clearing the CMOS or updating the BIOS (if newer version available)?
November 17, 2013 2:04:48 AM

I will try now and see how things go tomorrow morning
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