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February 13, 2011 2:19:11 PM

hello, this is my new built specs

PROC: AMD Phenom II X4 945
BOARD: MSI 880GMA-E45
RAM: G.SKill 2 x 2GB 1333 Mhz 7-7-7-21 1.5V Ripjaws X-black
VCARD: Inno3D 9800GT
PSU: ST50F-230
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

but during my first power on my PC wont boot up. so i would long press the power button to turn it off.
After that i will turn it on again, that would be the time that my PC will boot up.

I dont encounter any bios or windows error though.

ive seen that my ram is for sandybridge only, is this the reason why i have booting problems?

here's the link of my ram:
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=342

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February 14, 2011 2:08:14 PM
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RAM isn't SB only, it's just being marketed for SB, in reality all DDR3 ram works on all mobo's that support DDR3.

Could be PSU issue, never seen that PSU make before. Can also be a RAM issue, though G Skill is generally very good.

Alternatives are poor wiring/insufficient Amperage in the house electrical system, BIOS needs to be flashed to updated version or mobo issue.

Easiest way to eliminate would be:
1. Set RAM to Manf Specs in BIOS.
2. Run memtest86 overnight for at least 8 passes.
3. move system to another outlet on a different circuit in your house/friends house.
4. Swap in a good PSU
5. Flash BIOS. Be aware though if the PC freezes or has issues during a BIOS flash, you're screwed unless mobo has a backup BIOS.
6. Swap mobo.
February 20, 2011 11:05:40 PM

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February 20, 2011 11:06:40 PM

thanks for helping. i just replaced my mobo with a new one (same model)

and its now fixed. :) 
February 21, 2011 11:31:40 PM

Glad to see it's working again.
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