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Problems with MSI 790FX-GD70 ff

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September 1, 2010 11:08:49 AM

I am running - or was running - an air cooled 790FX-GD70 with Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad w/COOLER MASTER GeminII CPU Cooler, 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline DDR3 1600 Dual Channel memory, 500gig HD and a Diamond radeon 4890 .
All of a sudden I am getting the FF error on the mobo and no signal to my display. All other lights and fans are running - from an earlier thread, I thought it might have been the video card - replaced it no difference. MOBO was bought from newegg last sept - Is there any way to bring it back? or i my mobo fried and I need to rma and get a new one? - and if I do so - I will have to reinstall everything - won't I?

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a c 117 V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 1:18:36 PM

Try upgrading your bios.
Memtest your ram one stick at a time.
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a c 302 V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 2:15:17 PM

Hi Benwa@69 and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Resest the BIOS of the rig and test rig with only one RAM stick.
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September 4, 2010 2:28:09 PM

Tried to rest the CMOS (used the reset button on the mobo) tried both sticks of ram, one at a time and then both again - still the same - no signal to the display and an ff code on the mobo
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October 15, 2010 4:32:54 AM

I'm getting the same thing idk what's going on either
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October 22, 2010 1:11:51 AM

Unfortunately it seems like my MOBO crashed. Finally broke down and took it into a shop and they had to replace it. No clue for the crash - Computer was moved but no other indications - power suuply and all the wiring was ok - surge protector used - not a clue. Replaced with same MOBO and is running like a champ.
Good luck,
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