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CPU refuses to boot and just cycles.

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January 10, 2013 12:08:22 PM

Hello everyone.
I will begin with my specifications and go from there.
Case: unbranded ebay case.
PSU: ACE v2.3 (750w)
CPU: I5-3570K @ 3.4Ghz no oc w/ stock cooler
Graphics: Asus gtx 660
Windows 7 enterprise
Board: p67a-gd53 b3
Corsair 2x4gb 1600mhz ram

Im having a problem with it. I've checked the compatibility and its all fine.
I have this problem where my chip will power up, the cooler will spin slightly twice, do a full on spin for about 2 seconds then stop, the LEDs on the board lighting up, then it repeats.
Have done full troubleshooting, used the guide on here before posting. I fix computers as a job so I know I have set this up properly because am constantly stripping and rebuilding machines. This has me slumped. (And very upset)

Any ideas?
a c 79 à CPUs
January 10, 2013 12:49:02 PM

what about the BIOS update that p67's require before they can use an IVY bridge processor?
a c 79 à CPUs
January 10, 2013 12:51:46 PM

joe, ivy bridges are compatible with b75 and z77 boards out of the box afaik. you have to use a sandy bridge cpu with your p67 mobo, updaate the BIOS for ivy support and then install the 3570K.

good luck
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January 10, 2013 2:10:07 PM

Thanks a lot mate, I am going to buy a sandy bridge i3 tonight for literally just this reason then I will return it to Amazon, I obviously didn't go into enough detail with the compatibility.
Thanks again
January 10, 2013 2:18:22 PM

Which processor would you say I should get just to install this?
a c 79 à CPUs
January 10, 2013 2:58:56 PM

i think any low end sandy would be good a pentium would suffice something like a G630 even a celeron though that may not have a good resale value.