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Do I need a new Motherboard?

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June 23, 2012 7:36:14 AM

Hi!

Yesterday, I noticed that one of my ram sticks wasn't being used and so my computer was only running half the RAM it should. I then tried to remove both my sticks (Trident F3-16000CL9D 2x2GB) and reinstall them into my Gigabyte GA P55 UD3P Motherboard, however when I tried to boot it a LED on the top right near the RAM slots flashed red and beeped rapidly, and didn't boot at all. I called my friend for help, and, testing the RAM sticks in his computer, found that one was working and the other was faulty. When I tried to use just that RAM stick in the computer, the same thing happened again with my motherboard.

Do I need to get a new one?

Thanks!

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June 24, 2012 3:44:48 AM

that video was informational thank you it unfortuanlty did not fix my problem. my computer just keeps rebooting for some weird reason.
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June 24, 2012 3:53:39 AM

OK, post your specs...

CPU:
RAM: with link please.
Motherboard:
GPU:
PSU:
HDD: /SSD
OS type + version
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June 24, 2012 4:21:12 AM

OK, post your specs...

CPU: i7 920
RAM:8 GB Corsair Dominator 1600MH DDR3: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-PC3-10666-1333m...
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...
GPU: HD 7950
PSU: Coolmax CUQ1350 1350 Watt Modular PSU: http://coolmaxusa.com/productDetailsPower.asp?item=CUQ-...

HDD: WD 640 GB Black Edition Sata II
OS type + version : Win 7 PRO


. the thing that really gets me is i have tried so many things i cant begin to list them all and nothing i do gets it to post.
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June 24, 2012 4:25:32 AM

I have eliminated a short through the breadboard method. I have tried 2 sets of ram. I have tried disconnecting all devices. I have tried 3 power supplys and nothing. Some background info, I pulled the mobo out to replace it with a newer one and then right before i packaged it up on ebay i decided to test and post a video of it working so ebayers would bid more confidently. but it just kept rebooting and the SB Volatage light keeps turning red and rebooting the pc. I am not new to computers but this really strikes me as odd. Do you think i could have damaged it with ESD? I had my wrist strape on so it never crossed my mind but who knows. I orderd a POST CARD so i can maybe see if that works. :fou: 
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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 24, 2012 4:38:07 AM

The CMOS battery may be low on power.
I would try to replace the battery ... 2032CR model
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June 24, 2012 4:42:00 AM

i never thought of that let me replace and i will report back, the odd part is i have some for my garage door opener that exact model. Thanks!

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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 24, 2012 4:42:44 AM

I see what u have tried, ..

It could be the CPU.
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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 24, 2012 4:52:39 AM

Can u check the 24pin and the 8pin?

Is it clicked in?
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June 24, 2012 5:05:01 AM

Yes they are both clicked in securely. Replacing the battery and clearing the cmos with the battery as well resulted in the same thing. I uploaded two videos to help get clarification.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSo7nQS8bBE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdH06zlknuE


one of the videos the mobo stays on but even with gpu nothing shows up it requires the 8 pin pugged in to post properly. I am wondering if the 8 pin has something to do with it.
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June 24, 2012 5:08:24 AM

Is it possible even though there has been no change to the cpu at all. I have not removed the heatsink or anything so i never thought of it. I would have to get it checked out. I would have to find another 1366 socket motherboard, what a pain lol. thanks for your help. Do you frequent the forums here alot? I am not new to toms hardware but i am new to the forums, normaly i use my network of freinds to figure problems out but this one is above us.
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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 24, 2012 9:00:47 AM

OK, is it the 12V ATX wire? In the 8pin?
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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 24, 2012 9:02:25 AM

Can u re-seat the CPU?
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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 24, 2012 9:10:24 AM

BTW, that light on mobo, what is it for?
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June 24, 2012 9:42:29 AM

o.O Someone else has been replying to my thread but okay.

I've tried resetting the CMOS and nothing happens. The lights that come on are under "Phase LEDS". The ones labelled 1 and 2 are green, the one labelled 3 is orange and the one labelled 4 is red.
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June 24, 2012 4:53:15 PM

Reseating the CPU has not effect. I was able to test the CPU in a friends rig and it worked fine. sorry ill stick to my own thread lol I'm not trying to hijack the thread x..x
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