Hi everyone, I just put together a new build - my first in several years - and I cannot get the system to boot. When I power on, the fans spin, the memory and cpu led's flash, and then the power cuts and and it restarts. This cycle carries on indefinitely until I turn the power off. No video out at any point.
hdd - OCZ 64gb SSD
Mobo - asus p8z68-v pro/gen3
CPU - intel i5-3570k
Ram - 8gb Corsair vengeance1600mhz (2x4gb) DDR3
PSU 650w Corsair (from old build)
GPU - Geforce gtx 240 (from old build)
So far I have
- checked and double checked all wires are connected correctly.
- tried booting with 1 stick of ram only, in all the different slots, and checking both sticks separately. No change.
-tried booting with no ram - this led to the ram check led coming on and the system didn't restart or lose power, obviously it didn't help though.
-tried booting without the GPU, or the hard drive connected. No change.
- tried breadboarding, no change whatsoever.
Checked the cpu/hsf is fitted correctly
- tried resetting the CMOS using the jumper and removing the battery
- tried praying to the old gods and the new.
- ripped out all my hair.
I know that the power supply is working fine, and should be more then enough to power this rig. I also checked the compatibility of the components beforehand and both the ram and cpu should be compatible with the mobo.
Hi rossm, I got a same problem like yours. Can u tell me how you fix yours or did you really buy a sandy bridge cpu?
Hey dude, It is a really annoying issue, but if you have a good pc store near you it's easy to fix. I took the motherboard to the nearest PC technicians, told them I needed the BIOS updated to the newest version and they did it overnight for me. Works like a charm now!
I don't know where you're based but I live in the Czech republic and used a company called 'alza' which is basically like PC world in the Uk or whatever the US equivilent is. They charged me 100kc which is basically 3.5 GBP or $4.
Hope this helps?
Big thanks to dudewitbow for solving this for me though - I looked everywhere before he helped me out!
Thank you so much your reply. I am living in Las Vegas, Nevada. There have some PC repair around But I decided to return it to ASUS to fix it. Because it still under warranty or I may try to borrow a "sandy bridge" cpu to try unpdate the BOIS.