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Used Board Resets With RAM

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August 25, 2009 8:03:20 PM

I had an old asus p5sd1-fm2. The fan went on high revs when I started it and it wouldn't boot or anything, even after removing all the hardware. I reset the cmos, and still there was nothing. So I decided to get a replacement board. I got the same board (asus p5sd1-fm2) from ebay.

Now without RAM it starts and gives me three beeps, and doesn't reset it's self. But the second i put RAM in it just gets stuck in a reboot loop. No other hardware is connected. I have two sticks of ram, and have tried them both on their own, in all of the slots. No luck....

What next? PSU? Please help.....

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August 25, 2009 8:07:30 PM

If installing the same RAM from the first board into the second board, sounds like the RAM is bad.
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August 25, 2009 10:01:27 PM

The odds of two memory sticks failing simultaneously is small. Can you try to see if at least one works in someone else's system? Or can you borrow a known working stick to try with both your mobos?

The other part your "problem" has in common besides memory is your PSU, one of the "Usual Suspects".
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August 26, 2009 1:04:09 AM

thanks ill try the psu then...if that fails....ugh lol, the fun, the fun
August 26, 2009 1:27:38 AM

thanks for your help guys - ill check the memory if its not the psu, but i wouldnt have thought both sticks would fail at the same time either.