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September 22, 2011 3:49:05 PM

Ok, so I'm having some SLIGHT issues, nothing that I picture too major, or its not anything that's really major atm. I recently built a new computer, everything went together real well (as well as I had planned for the first built) and everything is running great once the computer is going.

The problem: during post (on boot) my computer shuts off and retarts the booting process, it only does this once and after that it continues to work fine and boots into the OS. BIOS shows no errors, and I'm completely stumped.

Specs:
CPU cooler:
-Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler-link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD:
-750gb Western Digital Black HDD-link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory:
-Patriot Viper Xtreme Series RAM 1600mhz (2x4 GB-8total)-link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor:
-Intel Core i5 2500k CPU-link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply
-Cooler Master GX 750W PSU-link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard:
-Asus Sabertooth P67-link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case:
-HAF 932 Advanced Edition-link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card:
-EVGA Nvidia 560ti Crysis 2 special edition card-link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


How can I keep it from restarting during boot/what do you think is causing it, below will be some things I have tried to eliminate the problem.

Things I've tried to eliminate the problem: (things that I did that didn't help or change anything)
-Made sure that the motherboard had all brass standoffs for it so that it wasn't shorting out or anything
-Put another, lower end graphics card in to see if maybe it was drawing too much power
-Plugged computer into the wall instead of the surge protector
-I did a MemTest on the board to make sure it was compatible (it says that it is even tho its not on the list that the Motherboard came with)
-I reset the CMOS
-BIOS is up to date

Thanks in advance to any of you tech savvy folk that can help me, I will really appreciate it.

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September 22, 2011 4:14:58 PM

Have you tried updating your BIOS? I've come across some motherboard that have done that and updating to the latest BIOS fixed it.
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September 22, 2011 4:18:56 PM

Yes sorry forgot to include that, I'm updated to the most recent BIOS.
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September 22, 2011 4:33:39 PM

Ok. Try checking out your header for your Power and reset buttons that connect to the motherboard, are they loose? It's possible that may be causing the problem.
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September 22, 2011 4:47:28 PM

I checked all connections, nothing seems to be loose, everything is plugged in to its "seated" position, where the clip "clicks". No change.
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September 22, 2011 5:39:37 PM

Anyone with any new ideas?
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September 22, 2011 5:46:45 PM

There is a broken component that's killing your computer slowly.
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September 22, 2011 6:06:30 PM

Alright. One last thing that I can think of. Are your RAM timings correctly set? You might want to check out your BIOS and make sure your RAM is set to AUTO, or even better yet - find out what the best setting is for them at the manufacturer's website and set it manually.

The next thing to do would be to try out some of your components in another computer (say the PSU, or Graphics card).

Edit: Have you tried using the other 2 slots for your RAM instead of the two you are using now?
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September 22, 2011 7:11:08 PM

I've tried doing the most minimal things possible first, as doing things like changing the RAM would require me to take my CPU cooler completely off, the RAM timings are at Auto, and I'll make sure the timings are correct.
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September 22, 2011 7:25:27 PM

RAM timings are correct now, didn't change anything.

Also: As far as what slots the RAM is in, they're in the recommended slots by the mobo manufacturer.
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September 23, 2011 12:50:42 AM

Anyone else have any other ideas, or should I try switching the location of my RAM sticks, they're currently in 2/4, the slots being 1,2,3,4. I think I've read somewhere else that the two slots they recommend don't work right, but I'm not entirely certain.

RAM was by far the last thing I wanted to mess with, since I have to take the entire CPU cooler off since its so massive (see pictures) to get the ram off :( 
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September 30, 2011 7:29:02 PM

This only happens on a cold boot, if that helps at all...

Updates:
I've reinstalled ram in different slots, still happened.
I've reseated the CPU cooler, as well as used a different one, no results.
I've tried dealing with a different version of BIOS available for the motherboard, no results...
I've reset CMOS again, nothing happened.

Any new ideas would be awesome!
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September 30, 2011 7:51:59 PM

Have you checked out your Event viewer?

The only thing I can think of now is a faulty motherboard, or possibly a wonky PSU.
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October 1, 2011 1:28:45 AM

How am I meant to go through this to look for what I need? I've never used Event Viewer.
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October 1, 2011 1:33:06 AM

Scratch that had a power outtage I wasn't aware of.
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October 1, 2011 3:06:16 AM

My conclusion: This has to either be a software problem, or a faulty motherboard or PSU, even tho I've already cross tested with another PSU, but it was smaller, but still rated to run my system..
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October 1, 2011 5:53:43 PM

I would point it towards the motherboard. Since you already tried a differnet PSU.

Do you have another mobo to try out your parts on?

Also, there are no bent capacitors or busted capacitors on your motherboard are there? Especially near the CPU?
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October 8, 2011 8:38:29 PM

I don't have another, and no I don't see any bent capacitors.
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