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December 15, 2009 4:56:08 PM

Hello. I assembled a system over the summer with the following components:

  • Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM (boot drive)
  • 2 EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card in SLI
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM which I have since upgraded to 7 64-bit Ultimate
  • LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20L
  • 2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - in RAID 0 for data, etc
  • SILVERSTONE FT01-BW Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Uni-body Computer Case
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
  • LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 12X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray DVD ROM Model DH-4O1S-08
  • Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 (D0 stepping)
  • GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Prolimatech Megahalems Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775 / 1366)
  • OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card
  • Alphacool LCD display with an internal USB connection (don't recall the model number)

    The system seems to run fine, but the one odd thing it does is this: when I first power on the system, the MB lights turn on, the fans turn on, then a split second later, it seems to turn off, and then it starts again and everything boots normally.

    Is this a problem I should be concerned about or not?

    I believe I have the F8 version of the BIOS. I did run easy tune to bump up the speed of the system.

    Thanks for any advice you might have.
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    December 15, 2009 5:00:40 PM

    My first thought is power supply but you do have a pretty beefy unit listed there. It could be a defect in the power supply stopping it from switching to full power right away (slow ramp up to full power).
    December 15, 2009 5:04:05 PM

    EAsy tune..This would be software overclocking tool..right?
    I never ever use software to overclock pc..pure crap IMO.do it in the bios only.
    I bet thats what that 2nd boot up is..easy tune kicking in.
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    December 15, 2009 6:10:07 PM

    I sent email to Corsair, but so far have not heard anything back.

    Lumpy, you are correct, it is software-based overclocking. However, this start/ stop/ start seems to happen even before POST. I suppose uninstalling it would determine whether it's causing a problem or not. I'm not very good at overclocking by hand...

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    December 16, 2009 2:36:30 PM
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    zougou said:

    The system seems to run fine, but the one odd thing it does is this: when I first power on the system, the MB lights turn on, the fans turn on, then a split second later, it seems to turn off, and then it starts again and everything boots normally.

    Based on a sample of 5 Gigabyte motherboards (a G41, a P35, two P45's, and an X58), they all seem to do that. Don't worry.

    I will recommend that you go into the PC Health BIOS tab and set the CPU fan warning to [ENABLED] and set the CPU thermal alarm to 70 C.
    December 16, 2009 3:33:16 PM

    jsc said:
    Based on a sample of 5 Gigabyte motherboards (a G41, a P35, two P45's, and an X58), they all seem to do that. Don't worry.

    I will recommend that you go into the PC Health BIOS tab and set the CPU fan warning to [ENABLED] and set the CPU thermal alarm to 70 C.

    Many thanks! I can stop worrying.

    It is irritating that the only way to get into the BIOS is to plug in a PS/2 keyboard... Ah, well!
    !