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Yet another Gigabyte MB problem (UD4P)

It's sadly to see so many people having problems with Gigabytes X58 motherboards.

I'm one of them...

My computer was running fine for 2 months or so, but suddenly it just powered off (no bsod or anything, it just went out).

When i try to start the computer, the LEDs on the motherboard light as they should, and the fans turn on. But in less than a second, the whole computer powers down again and only two LEDs lights up. (see picture at the end of this post)

The motherboard manual, says those LEDs have something to do with the RAM. I therefore googled problems with RAM and Gigabyte MB's. I Found this forum where i can see alot of people are suffering from the same problem - or similar RAM-problems.

I have tried to use only one RAM-block (in case of a defective RAM-block), but it doesn't help.
I have tried the "Reset BIOS"-button on the back of the motherboard with no change.
I have also tried to disconnect the VGA-card, and all my harddrives. It doesn't help.

I have by the way, never overclocked my computer.

I don't know if i should RMA the board or what. I just think it will be the same.

My setup:
Gigabyte X58 UD4P
OCZ Platinum PC12800 1600mhz
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 3870 Ultimate
Core i7 920

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    take everything out of the case (incase there is something in the case doing it) and sit it on a book or a box or something and install just one stick of ram and the video card and plug in the PSU and try to start it like that, if it doesnt even want to power up remove the ram and video card etc - you should atleast get a power up, if still nothing try a different PSU, if its not that - RMA the motherboard.
  2. oh and what brand PSU? (is that antec i see?)
  3. It's a Antec P182 case ;)

    But my PSU is a Corsair HX620, so power should not be a problem.

    I will try to test my cmputer as you suggest, as soon as i have the time to it.
  4. Ok, see what i found when i took it all out of the case.

    I think a little transistor-thing has gone off.

    It might not be that vivible at this side:


    ...but here it becomes pretty clear at this picture:


    It also stinks like burned plastic.

    Think i better RMA this board.
  5. Board has been RMA'ed and a new one should arive tomorrow!
  6. Thanks for the pics. Just wondering if this is poor design?

    maelk said:
    Ok, see what i found when i took it all out of the case.

    I think a little transistor-thing has gone off.

    It might not be that vivible at this side:
    http://peecee.dk/uploads/052009/crap1.jpg

    ...but here it becomes pretty clear at this picture:
    http://peecee.dk/uploads/052009/crap2.jpg

    It also stinks like burned plastic.

    Think i better RMA this board.
  7. I don't know weather it is bad design or just bad luck. But anyway, i have received a new board and it is working just like before "the meltdown" :) If it happens again... then we can call it bad design for sure.
  8. maelk said:
    Ok, see what i found when i took it all out of the case.

    I think a little transistor-thing has gone off.

    It might not be that vivible at this side:
    http://peecee.dk/uploads/052009/crap1.jpg

    ...but here it becomes pretty clear at this picture:
    http://peecee.dk/uploads/052009/crap2.jpg

    It also stinks like burned plastic.

    Think i better RMA this board.

    wow lucky, last time something like that happend to me was back in the 90's. (made it sound old :D ) i say lucky cause when mine singed it cooked, had to almost peel the mobo of the case! :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
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