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February 15, 2012 11:24:50 AM

so refer to my earlier thread, my mobo would just go into a booting loop and i figured it was the mobo.i got a replacement for the exact same one at microcenter (z68ap-d3.) turns out it had the EXACT same issue, so it obviously is not the motherboard
it is a 60% chance i am assuming that it was the psu. i goofed hard and bought a logisys 575W psu.
however, is it possible that it was the cpu that has suddenly died somehow? its an i3 2100 so it has no pins or any of that. if that is not the issue it has to be either the video card or the memory, and i doubt the video card makes the system not even boot. so what do you guys assume the problem is? my system used only 360W max if that.

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February 15, 2012 11:33:38 AM

Here is his first thread.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/336223-31-booting-loo...

I realize this is a huge shock to you, but we have no idea what parts are in your system. You've been messing with this for days, not us. Can you toss us a bone and tell us (with links to newegg) what parts you have? Knowing the parts will give us a better idea of whats going on.
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February 15, 2012 11:56:03 AM

4745454b said:
Here is his first thread.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/336223-31-booting-loo...

I realize this is a huge shock to you, but we have no idea what parts are in your system. You've been messing with this for days, not us. Can you toss us a bone and tell us (with links to newegg) what parts you have? Knowing the parts will give us a better idea of whats going on.

sapphire 6850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i3-2100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gskill ddr3 8gb 1600mhz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
logisys 575w (most likely dead) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
brand new z68ap-d3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that should be all that matters for the boot. my C: drive is a known working hitachi deskstar
and dvd drive is a liteon 124 known working
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February 15, 2012 12:03:38 PM

Quite sure its the psu reading your post, I had booting / loopy boots problem and it went away with psu swap. I had OCZ 850watts "good" psu and still broke in 3 years. best of luck.
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February 15, 2012 12:13:08 PM

nekromobo said:
Quite sure its the psu reading your post, I had booting / loopy boots problem and it went away with psu swap. I had OCZ 850watts "good" psu and still broke in 3 years. best of luck.

ah ok, would you advise a corsair CX430? or would the thermaltake TR2 430W be fine?
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February 15, 2012 1:49:59 PM

I'd take the CX430 over the TT TR2. I know TT can make some good PSUs but I'm not sure what they are. I'm not sure the new PSU will fix your boot problem, but it will fix your POS PSU problem. That Logisys needs to go.
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February 15, 2012 2:16:02 PM

4745454b said:
I'd take the CX430 over the TT TR2. I know TT can make some good PSUs but I'm not sure what they are. I'm not sure the new PSU will fix your boot problem, but it will fix your POS PSU problem. That Logisys needs to go.

alright, could it be the cpu? i may just get a replacement at microcenter if you think its likely.
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February 15, 2012 2:19:44 PM

Can you test with a different PSU? Borrow one from a friend or something?
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February 15, 2012 3:13:04 PM

4745454b said:
Can you test with a different PSU? Borrow one from a friend or something?

well... i managed to pull a 250W psu from "fsp group" from a 2008/9 model emachine desktop. still has the same boot problem. i was not using my video card so the wattage was much higher than needed. i highly doubt it still works though.
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February 15, 2012 4:02:43 PM

So this is mostly a brand new build? Are you using standoffs (if your case requires it)? Triple check that everything is installed securely. Is the fan on the cpu plugged in?
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February 15, 2012 4:22:41 PM

of the way said:
So this is mostly a brand new build? Are you using standoffs (if your case requires it)? Triple check that everything is installed securely. Is the fan on the cpu plugged in?

rather new build, was working for about a week. and all those are working..
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February 15, 2012 4:44:29 PM

can you get into bios?
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February 15, 2012 5:16:26 PM

alvine said:
can you get into bios?

nope boots for 2 seconds doesnt display on the monitor or anything, also i had found a strange discovery, one of my memory sticks had a very strange gunk forming inside of it. the other stick is fine though
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February 15, 2012 5:40:57 PM

Holy not a good sign, man dressed like a bat.

What do you mean by inside of it? Does it seem like something it would've picked up from the motherboard?
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February 15, 2012 6:37:56 PM

of the way said:
Holy not a good sign, man dressed like a bat.

What do you mean by inside of it? Does it seem like something it would've picked up from the motherboard?

well you would need a g.skill stick to know, like in between the dims and heatsink, a bit up. im not sure maybe one of the parts mlted?
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February 15, 2012 7:46:50 PM

Hmm. Not sure what to make of that. But I'm assuming that if you leave that stick uninstalled you still have your problem. Have you tried removing and replacing the battery on the motherboard?
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February 15, 2012 7:50:41 PM

of the way said:
Hmm. Not sure what to make of that. But I'm assuming that if you leave that stick uninstalled you still have your problem. Have you tried removing and replacing the battery on the motherboard?

Tis a brand new mobo and has not been into the bios once.
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February 15, 2012 7:54:17 PM

I'd still try taking out the battery. I've heard of some people having problems with motherboards even in the state that they were shipped. Not this problem, but it couldn't hurt.
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February 15, 2012 8:19:19 PM

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The boot loop issue i have had myself.
I have a silverstone strider 1000watt 80plus silver psu, i doubt my psu is struggling.
I sorted the issue by resetting the cmos and applying a bios update from a different model motherboard (GD55) then set the phase control to the motherboard instead of the intel control.
All motherboards differ ofc.

cmos clear did not work.
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February 15, 2012 8:57:36 PM

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Bios update....
And use the motherboards phase control.

highly doubt its the motherboards problem... it has not even been in bios once
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February 15, 2012 9:08:53 PM

There aren't many things that can be the problem if it won't even let you get to the bios.
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February 15, 2012 9:40:21 PM

It could be the DDR3 RAM failure, try and put a different DDR3 RAM.
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February 16, 2012 11:39:22 AM

well i bought 8 gb kingston 1333 and i still have the same issue, also bought a coolermaster 400W psu, so now it MUST be the cpu?
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February 16, 2012 12:31:23 PM

Have you checked to see if there is a bios update for your motherboard?
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February 16, 2012 12:38:16 PM

of the way said:
Have you checked to see if there is a bios update for your motherboard?

i wouldent be able to apply it as i cant even get into the bios >.>
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