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Titan8990

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I just finished putting together a new build. I get one short beep indicating successfull startup. When powered on I get a Gigabye screen which gives the options to startup, enter BIOS, flash BIOS, etc. None of the options do anything. I also changed keyboards. They are both PS/2. The main 24 pin PSU connector sticks out slightly on one side. I fiddled with it for 10min or so and there is no way it is going it further. I will get a pic if you all would like. I dont know if that is a problem with the board or the PSU. I have the exact same PSU so that can be tested but that is of course the biggest hassle to swap out. After it being on the Gigabyte screen for 3-5min I powered off and felt around for heat. The CPU heatsink feels very cool but the northbride heatsink feels slightly warm. The back the the GPU feels fairly hot...

I thing Normally in this situation I would think that it would be the board. I do find it a bit stange that I do get a screen at all as well as a single short beep. That gives me hope. What do you all think?

Specifications:

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R/S3R
Core 2 Duo E6750
Geforce 8800 GTS 320mb
Antec Trupower Trio 550w
2 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800
300GB WD HDD

Edit: One more thing, I notice that when I turn it on the CPU fan doesnt start running until after the Gigabyte screen come up.

Edited by Titan8990, 13 September 2007 - 04:27 PM.

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RAM was bad. We are going to RMA it. Not looking forward to it.
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Glad we could help! :whistling:
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If anyone is interested:

Once I got the replacement RAM everything worked great. When I looked at the replacement stick I could tell that the old sticks' heatspreaders were not properly attached. I see that as a quality control issue. The RAM was Corsair XMS2.
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Same RAM for the replacement?
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Yes, that is how I was able to tell that our original set wasn't just DOA but physically defective.
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