I recently received an ECS X58B-A3 SLI motherboard to replace an old ASRock in my girlfriend's tower.
I installed the processor, RAM, and a graphics card and did an out of the box test. I press the power button and the fans go for a second and then it stops, the fans start for a second again and then stops again, then it springs to life and I get the following codes 68 - 69 - D4 - D5 - 2A - 2E and then 2 short and 8 long beeps.
I tried googling it and maybe I just fail, but I couldn't find anything to help determine where the problem is. Oddly enough, the whole fans thing only happens on the first power attempt after I turn the PSU on - after I power cycle it, it doesn't have those "false starts" - I'm not sure if this info is extraneous or could help figure it out so I thought I'd add it in anyway.
Please try to test the motherboard outside the case.
First, you just connect the power supply with 24 pins & 4 pins. Then, connect the CPU heatsink fan to the CPU fan header. DO NOT connect anything to the motherboard. NO CPU & memory. Then, turn on the system with shorting the power switch pins inside the front panel header. If the CPU fans keep spinning normally, then install the hardware one by one. CPU --> memory --> hard drive --> so on. Please also double check the pins inside the CPU socket. If you see any damage on the pins, it may be the reason to cause this issue.
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