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Newly built PC freezing before BIOS

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Last response: in Motherboards
January 8, 2011 1:35:20 PM

I've just built a new PC and am having major issues.

The spec is as follows.

Gigabyte H55M-USB3
Intel i5 760
OCZ Memory 6GB Kit (3x2048) Triple Channel PC3-10666 RAM
MSI GeForce NX8600GTS
Cooler Master RS-460-PCAP-J3 460W
DVD Drive

When I boot it up I get the successful POST beep, but then it freezes on the splash screen. If I hammer Tab I can get it to the initial POST Screen which says:


Main Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 2.93 Ghz(133x22)
<CPUID:000106E5 Patch ID:00000004>
Memory Testing : 6259496K OK
Memory Frequency 1333 MHz

And that's it.

Anybody have any ideas?

More about : newly built freezing bios

a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
January 8, 2011 2:46:10 PM

DO NOT buy triple channel kits for a 1156 platform, only x58 can make use of triple channel, that doesn't mean they won't work on any other board but by putting 3 sticks on a dual channel motherboard like yours it'll be forced to run in single channel mode which will hurt performance quite a bit compared to just 4gb in dual channel.

Did you connect the 8-pin cpu power connector on the mobo?

Have a read here and try the possible solutions in order:

January 8, 2011 5:33:27 PM

It came as two 4-pin connectors but I have connected both of those yes. Running out of possibilities now. Looking like a faulty mobo which I hope it isn't. Such a pain.

Also checked that thread and no luck.

Any other ideas?
a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
January 8, 2011 6:16:14 PM

Try booting with only 1 memory stick, try different sticks in different slots and different combinations.