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    Default Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen3 does not boot

    Hi,

    Having probs getting the mb to work.

    During the week or two I have been buying pc components to build my new comp.

    Here are the things I bought.

    Zotac GeForce GTX 570
    i5 2500k CPU
    AsRock z68 Extreme4 Motherboard
    Corsair TX-850 ATX Power Supply
    G. Skill Ripjaws-X 8G Kit DDR3 1600
    Corsair Force Series 3 120G SSD
    Antec 300 Case

    Also note that I am using Coolmaster Hyper 212 as a heatsink+fan solution for the cpu.

    Yesterday I spent the entire day building the computer. In the end however, it just won't boot up. When I turn on the psu power switch, the cpu fan would spin for some seconds and stop. That is the only sign of life. I have psu connected to 8pin and 24pin as well as the cpu fan connected to cpu fan 4-pin.

    The things I have tried:

    Having only cpu (with heatsink+fan) connected only along with the psu.

    Having cpu and mb connected along with psu.

    Having cpu, mb and video card connected along with psu.

    Checking how cpu sat in the cpu slot and reseating it along with heatsink+fan.

    Ensuring the heatsink sat firmly on the cpu.

    Taking out the cmos battery for 20 secs and reseating it.

    having only psu 4pins connected in either psu 4pin connection.

    Replacing the psu with my old psu that I used previously with my old pc. It is Thermaltake 420W. I used it while having only the cpu connected. Thermaltake did not work (the cpu fan also just spinned for a few seconds before stopping) so it is not a psu issue.


    My suspicions:

    When i first mounted the coolmaster 212, i accidently forgot all about the metal plated bracket that attaches from the bottom of the mb so that i tightened the bolts underneath, right onto the mb itself. In the process, I made quiet a few scratches on the underside of the mb. I am worried that this could be the issue.

    Besides that, either mb is dead, or faulty cpu. How do I check which one?

    Last but not least, the Dr. Debug stays at "0.0".

    Maybe I missed something out?

    Any suggestions?

    Any confirmations that either cpu or mb is dead?

    Help would really be appreciated as I am just at the point of giving up and replacing either mb or cpu (although mb sounds like a cuprit more to me).

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen3 does not boot

    What brand/model power supply are you using?
    Does your power supply have two 4-pin ATX_12v connectors or one 8-pin EPS_12v connector?
    note: A single 4-pin ATX_12v connector can only be properly installed correctly one way in the 8-pin motherboard socket.
    Have you tried booting with only one memory module installed?
    Have you tried booting with your motherboard resting on a cardboard box outside of your computer case?

    With your GTX 570 video card, a 400 watt psu is not adequate and a 500 watt psu is borderline if you overclock your cpu and/or video card.
    With a maximum system load, you should never run your psu with more than 80% of its standard rated load for a long period of time.
    Using a cheapy power supply is asking for trouble.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Default Re: Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen3 does not boot

    you can try without the gpu installed and run off the built in graphics,see if that helps
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    Exclamation Re: Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen3 does not boot

    Like mentioned in My original post, i used corsair 850 watt psu which gained great reviews on the internet

    Again like mentioned in the original post, i have tried without the video card with no results.

    Like mentioned in original post, i used 420watt psu with only the cpu and mb ram connected as i understand its insufficient for the video card.

    I also tried using only a single ram stick (should have mentioned that)

    However, i have not tried booting the mb on cardboard box. Something i will try today and c how it goes!

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    Default Re: Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen3 does not boot

    One tHing i would like to know is can scratching underneath the mb accidently effect it like this?

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    Default Re: Asrock z68 extreme 4 gen3 does not boot

    Sorry, I missed your included Corsair psu.
    Do you have a case speaker connected to the motherboard?
    With your motherboard sitting beside the computer case, try a minimal hardware boot where you only use hardware that is required to boot into the bios. Disconnect all drives, network cables or hardware, etc.
    Make sure that all cable connections are secure and let us know what the last debug code is before your system auto reboots.

    On rare occasions, a brand new motherboard can have one or more bent cpu pins.
    If you need to remove your cpu again, inspect all the contact pads on the bottom of the cpu to ensure that all pins are making contact.
    Finding a bent cpu pin is difficult. You might need to take a closeup macro photograph of the socket pins without using the camera's flash.
    Good lighting is important. We can often spot bent pins if you upload a high quality, closeup photo to one of the free file sharing sites and post a link to the photo in a post.
    Hopefully you didn't damage any of the motherboard's electrical lines near the cpu socket or on the underside of the motherboard.
    Never place an anti-static bag under the motherboard while testing outside of the case. The outside surface of the bag is electrically conductive!!

    The problem might be related to a short circuit between your motherboard and the computer case and/or motherboard standoffs.
    I always build and test my hardware outside of the computer case. Once everything checks out, my final step is to mount the motherboard in the computer case.
    Last edited by profJim; 02-07-2012 at 11:16 AM.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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