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December 11, 2012 11:19:47 PM

I just got done building a PC, i double checked all the connections, and made sure everything was seated properly before turning it on the first time.

and Success! everything booted up fine.

But... the next morning i turn it on and i get 8 beeps and no display.

Turned it off, thought it was the ram, so i took out one stick of ram and the machine booted up fine. I even confirmed by putting the other ram in and it beeped again.

THEN, THE NEXT morning, the pc started to beep 8 times yet again, with the one working ram from the day before.

So my big question is, was it a coincidence ? or is it even my ram at all? and should i RMA the ram and risk putting the new ram in?

Anyone know the issue?

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December 12, 2012 4:34:39 AM

Hi, Try reinstalling the CPU. Test the board for few days outside the case. Check the socket / CPU for bent pins