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Computer takes a very long time to load after replacing motherboard

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March 22, 2010 9:41:42 PM

Hello,
I installed a new motherboard a few weeks ago, and now my computer takes a very long time to boot, I've re-installed Windows (XP, Vista and Windows 7) And formatted both my HDDs, nothing works, after the loading bar I just get a black screen for about an hour before it boots, and then when it does work it is very slow, and I cannot go into my computer

The specs are:
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
Intel i7 920 CPU
2gb DDR3 RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers.
March 22, 2010 10:04:49 PM

What are your full specs and did you download the chipset drivers for each version of windows?
March 22, 2010 10:09:54 PM

Also, what is the Revison number & Bios
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March 22, 2010 10:11:35 PM

What does your CPU temp show as in the BIOS? It's possible the CPU is overheating and running at a dramatically reduced speed to avoid frying the CPU.
March 23, 2010 6:34:32 AM

are you able to access the BIOS normally?
unplug peripherals such as external hard drives, printers and ipods.
remove the power cord and press the power button for 15seconds to drain the power and test it.

if the problem continues you may test 1 ram stick at the time or flash the BIOS
March 23, 2010 2:41:17 PM

The CPU temp is 38C

Full specs are

i7 920 CPU
750w PSU
Nvidia 8900
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Motherboard
a 130gb HDD and a 1tb Western digital green HDD
2gb DDR3 RAM
and 7 generic fans.

And I will check Motarolas idea in a sec

Thanks for all your help. ^^
March 23, 2010 3:24:26 PM

motarola2 said:
are you able to access the BIOS normally?
unplug peripherals such as external hard drives, printers and ipods.
remove the power cord and press the power button for 15seconds to drain the power and test it.


Unfortunatley this didn't work, but I can access the BIOS normally.
March 26, 2010 2:28:24 PM

Anyone got any Ideas?
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March 26, 2010 3:08:54 PM

Have you tried motarola2's advice, and done a 'one DIMM at a time' test? - or, do you only have one DIMM? Which board rev are you running? If only one DIMM, do you have it in DDR3_1, the white slot nearest the CPU? Have you done the (requisite) "Load Optimized Defaults" from the BIOS? If that hasn't worked, try this:

Hold front panel power switch depressed until board shuts down completely;
remove all USB devices, except kbd & rodent;
switch off power at PSU - if no PSU switch, pull the plug;
hold panel power swtich depressed again, for fifteen seconds;
reset CMOS by jumpering, or carefully shorting with the blade of a screwdriver, the RST_CMOS pins momentarily;
power back up;
do the "Load Optimized";
<F10> to save, exit, and reboot...

Second request - full specs!

we still don't know BIOS rev...
"2gb DDR3 RAM" should read: "Kingston KHX1600C8D3K3/6GX (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3-12800" (mfg & part number!)
"750w PSU" should read: "XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC751 750W"
etc., etc., etc....
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March 26, 2010 3:15:31 PM

drumhero1 said:
Anyone got any Ideas?


How is it once in windows does it function normally?

Something kind of dumb but it might help go into bios and disable the 3.5 floppy drive for some reason motherboards have this enabled by default even though most systems dont heve them.

Also make sure you have the latest bios installed.
March 26, 2010 5:41:31 PM

Yep I have latest bios installed, when Windows finally runs it runs kinda slowly, and explorer crashes when I open My Computer (Although when I go into anything else, e.g D drive it runs fine)

Cheers for your help
April 14, 2010 8:40:28 PM

It's rev 1.6 and version FG

I also know it's something to do with how the SATA ports for the disks and the RAID are configured.
April 15, 2010 12:02:28 AM

Check all your sata cables especially the one from your mobo to you hard drive i have seen this happen alot slow boot times was a result of a bad sata cable.
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