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September 11, 2010 4:45:47 PM

Here’s what I ordered from Newegg

Case-Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1
CPU i7-930
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V (with separate thermal paste?)
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Patriot Gamer Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGS312G1600ELK
SSD HD-Kingston SNV425-S2/128GB
HD-Western Digital Caviar WD1002FAEX
Video-NVIDIA Quadro FX3800
Power Supply-Corsair CMPSU-750HX)
Optical-LG 24xDVD with lightscribe GH24LS50
Kama Reader 2 SCKMRD-2000BK
Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 300-OEM model 1343
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3 model B75-001130OEM
Need (2) Nippon Labs 6’ USB A/Male-A/Female (for above) model USB-6-MF-BK
Windows 7 Utimate 64bit OEM with KEY for activation
(I’ll want to clock later since this is the main computer on the network)
Existing monitor is a Dell 2407WFP

**When starting the newly assembled computer for the 1st time, it attempted to start up and shut down within 5 seconds or so and then cycled automatically and then continued to attempt to start and shut down, etc.
I disconnected everything and it will continue to run with only the cpu and xigmatek fan connected.
Once I install the 3 memory modules the startup and shut down cycles again.
I’ve even tried with only 1 memory module with the same problem.
I tried without any memory and with the video card in place, but no post (computer didn’t cycle either).
I know that the memory that I purchased is overclocked and I need to get to the bios to increase the voltage from 1.5 to 1.65.
Do I need to purchase 1 stick of temporary ram like Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT12864BA1067 Cas Latency: 7 Voltage: 1.5V so that I can get to bios and then change out to my purchased memory?

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September 12, 2010 5:05:27 PM

Where do I look to see what brands, etc are compatible for my motherboard?
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September 12, 2010 5:06:14 PM

By the way this computer is used for high end Cad, etc
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September 12, 2010 5:21:12 PM

^ Then EVERY component will need to be certified for your MOBO as best as possible. I assumed from the {Quadro FX3800}, and gave you approved / tested DDR3 from its' Mfg. Rendering Rig - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/294828-31-where-start {look past my first post}

For starters, I won't be using an i7 or "many" of those components. We all have our own ideas of what high-end means. To me it begins with a Xeon and goes from there for a WS.

What's the status now, are you still getting Post Failure; if so Clear CMOS. VERIFY that your DDR3 is in the CORRECT slots; refer to the manual. DDR3_1, DDR3_3, DDR3_5 {from CPU side skip 1 (2nd) is DDR3_1,then skip/blank in between}; go figure the #'ing.

Spec'd DDR3 list - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3... Otherwise you'll need to use the DDR Configuration per each Mfg website and input your MOBO.

BTW - I had to replace ALL 10 of the UD3R (rev 2) because they BSOD/Shutdown with SSD + RAID 1 {sometimes SSD + HDD}
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