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April 16, 2010 1:58:10 AM

Ok, so I am building be a new computer and I just finished assembling everything. I plugged everything in and I turn on the power and the computer turns on for about a second and then turns on, and then it will stay off for about 2 secs and then turn back on and repeat the cycle.
This is my first time building a pc, and I hope this is an easy fix!

Specs

1tb hdd
9800gtx+
Biostar Tpower i55
Intel core i7 860
Antec EarthWatts 650watts
Creative Soundblaster Xfi Titanium Fatal1ty pro
4gb ddr3 ram
2 dvd drives
Coolermaster centurion 5
April 16, 2010 2:59:58 AM

I forgot to plug an 8pin into the mobo, fixed now.

Also new problem... When I boot up windows I get BSOD "0x0000007b"
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April 16, 2010 3:02:20 AM

Try setting your ram speed volts and timings in your bios
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April 16, 2010 3:23:58 AM

The ram is G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 speed
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April 16, 2010 3:35:11 AM

It will only run at 1600 if your OCing the CPU set it to 1333 and what timings volts is it ? post full specs or model number
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April 16, 2010 4:04:29 AM

Model
Brand G.SKILL
Series Ripjaws Series
Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Type 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency 9
Timing 9-9-9-24-2N
Voltage 1.5V
ECC No
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
Heat Spreader Yes
Features Compatible with Dual Channel Intel Core i5 CPU for P55 chipset motherboard, Dual Channel Core i7 CPU for P55 chipset motherboard, and AMD AM3 Platform.
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts Lifetime limited
Labor Lifetime limited

Introduction
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Heat management is always important for any PC builder and enthusiast. G.SKILL understands this concern, which is why each Ripjaws Series DIMM comes with a stylish comb-like design heat-spreader, which dissipates heat by exposing it to cool air over a greater surface area and will look great in any case. These DIMMs also operate at a cool 1.5V for better internal temperatures and overclocking versatility. Upgrade your PC with raw power and own G.SKILL Ripjaws Series memory today!


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G.Skill DDR3 SDRAM
Developed to support new high-performance platforms, the G.Skill DDR3 memory modules are equipped with cutting edge memory technologies to ensure extreme user experience whether for daily applications or gaming. G.Skill system memory is 100% tested to ensure top-level product yield and quality.

DDR3 1600
Reaching the optimal balance between the sheer speed of DDR3 and excellent latency, the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 SDRAM is rated at 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 to meet the rigorous requirements of the most fanatic gamers and enthusiasts.

Effective Heat Spreader
The high-performance heat spreader effectively dissipates heat from memory module to ensure system stability even in the most extremely overclocked memory module.


Quick Specs
Brand G.SKILL
Type 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Series Ripjaws Series
Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
Speed DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
ECC No
Cas Latency 9
Timing 9-9-9-24
Voltage 1.5V
Heat Spreader Yes

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April 16, 2010 10:01:11 AM

When you post specs, please just post the specs. We really do not need all the advertising copy.

Or just post a link. That's even better.
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April 16, 2010 10:10:15 AM

Niklas_13 said:
It will only run at 1600 if your OCing the CPU set it to 1333 and what timings volts is it ? post full specs or model number


He can set it to 1600 at stock CPU speed, and then he's only "officially" overclocking the memory controller. Core i7 processors have unlocked memory multipliers to the point that BIOS is the only limiting factor, usually at 2133 or 2400.

1600 is usually stable at stock memory controller (uncore) voltage.
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April 16, 2010 11:55:58 AM

Crashman said:
He can set it to 1600 at stock CPU speed, and then he's only "officially" overclocking the memory controller. Core i7 processors have unlocked memory multipliers to the point that BIOS is the only limiting factor, usually at 2133 or 2400.

1600 is usually stable at stock memory controller (uncore) voltage.


Thanks for the correction, I thought that was only on the X58. I will have to get better informed.

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April 16, 2010 12:37:43 PM

I posted this problem on a different forum and someone said that it's Windows' fault because it still uses my old computer's settings.
I pretty much saved up all these parts over the years and bought the new ram,mobo, cpu, and case.
How do I fix this issue with Windows xp? Someone said I should reinstall the entire OS, but I don't have the disc to do that.
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April 16, 2010 10:12:45 PM

Niklas_13 said:
Thanks for the correction, I thought that was only on the X58. I will have to get better informed.


How about something in the middle?

It appears that the LGA-1156 Core i7's are limited to DDR3-1600 at stock BCLK, at least if we look at the current crop of boards:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-p55,2519-1...

Well, at least that's better than the DDR3-1333 supported by the Core i5 processors.

Meanwhile I'm testing some LGA-1366 boards that support up to DDR3-2400 at stock BCLK.

Is a DRAM data rate higher than 12x available on LGA-1156 Core i7's? Probably not. But then again, I was surprised to see new ratios keep popping up on X58 motherboards, so I can't say with absolute certainty that the 12x limit on 1156 boards isn't just a BIOS issue.

Ah, but the OP only wants to go to 1600, which he can, without overclocking anything except the memory controller. And like I said, the memory controller is usually stable at DDR3-1600 without increasing uncore voltage.
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April 16, 2010 10:19:08 PM

zooloo75 said:
I posted this problem on a different forum and someone said that it's Windows' fault because it still uses my old computer's settings.
I pretty much saved up all these parts over the years and bought the new ram,mobo, cpu, and case.
How do I fix this issue with Windows xp? Someone said I should reinstall the entire OS, but I don't have the disc to do that.


Well, I'm not allowed to insult people, but anyone who's telling you that a reboot one-second after power-on is a windows problem...cannot be relied upon for useful information.

Your computer can't begin loading windows in one-second.

OK, so a lot of newer boards will turn on for a second, turn off for two seconds, and then turn on and STAY ON. If yours is actually STAYING ON long enough to complete the POST cycle and begin loading windows, and THEN reboots, it's an OS issue.

So you're either getting horrible misinformation on another forum, or not giving us the full scoop.
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April 16, 2010 11:21:16 PM

lowjack989 said:
Get Win 7...


If his computer isn't staying on long enough to load ANY boot program (even the setup CD/DVD), how will Windows 7 help?
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April 17, 2010 2:32:55 PM

I was actually going off of the assumption that it was able too..I stand corrected excuse me.
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