About to throw my comp out
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About to throw my comp out

I know whata title bit much i know
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i got a new motherboard and i7 processor
put them in my comp and keep getting a restart loop..starts for a sec and restarts in a loop
so i contacted guy i bought it from he said its a psu problem
so i bought a new psu..same problem..then bought new ram..same problem
so anyone care to tell me what the hell is wrong?
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I know whata title bit much i know
anyways
i got a new motherboard and i7 processor
put them in my comp and keep getting a restart loop..starts for a sec and restarts in a loop
so i contacted guy i bought it from he said its a psu problem
so i bought a new psu..same problem..then bought new ram..same problem
so anyone care to tell me what the hell is wrong?
Do you get as far as the BIOS?
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nope cant get that far..just starts for literally a second and restarts and keeps doing this in a loop
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How many beeps when you start it?
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try 1 stick of ram only, swap out sticks 1 at a time.
are you sure you have 1.65v ram?

your board could be DOA.

also unplug the system and physically remove the power cord.
remove the bios battery hit the start button several times.
replace battery, plug back in hit start

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Is the i7 definitely compatible? Sounds like the board....

Is it possible to experiment with the old processor?
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ive done everything..changed ram..tried one ram..tried 2 etc..
nothing works ..very frustrating..has to be motherboard or something
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did you clear the cmos like i suggested?
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yep i did
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What motherboard and CPU are you running?
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gigabyte x58,i7 950,coasiar 650 psu..
all of the stuff i have should run..im so frustrated to be honest cos ive been without being able to work properly for 2 weeks and i have deadlines
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sorry to hear that, it sounds like a bad MOBO if you've tried all the other possibilities.

you haven't bent a cpu pin or something like that when putting it in have you?

Is you cpu fan connected to the right place?


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The pins are on the CPU socket not the CPU but they are still very delicate.

I'd take the motherboard out of the case, stip it down and re-build it on a bench/table making sure the CPU is correctly installed, the RAM is properly seated and all the connections are tight. Make sure the 24 pin ATX connector and the 8 pin ATX aux power connector are attached.
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did all that already
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Having done all that myself i'd return the board for a new one.
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yeap i am going to
just looked at the pins again now..all of them seem perfectly fine..none bent
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