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    Default 990FX Extreme4 weird mobo problem

    Hi, okay so I have been having this very peculiar problem for the past few months and I'm getting tired of it. Figured I would ask for some help.

    Whenever I cold boot my computer it goes through some bios check, checks ram that works, then it hits post code 60 and then shuts off. It makes no beep codes if I have a speaker plugged into the mobo, just turns off.

    Here is the weird thing though. If I just keep turning on my computer and letting it turn off at post code 60 by itself, at some point it will just turn on and work absolutely perfectly until I decide to power it down again for whatever reason. Then the exact same problem. I have to just keep turning it on over and over until it boots. It usually takes between 3 and 50 tries. It can be extremely annoying if it takes that many tries.

    Here are the things I have tried that made NO difference at all: (in no particular order)

    1. Tried different ram
    2. Tried only one stick of ram (tried in every slot)
    3. Tried about 5 different video cards (older ones)
    4. Tried without any video card
    5. Tried with a different cpu (Athlon II X2)
    6. Tried with all peripherals (fans/hds) disconnected from the power supply AND the mobo
    7. Cleared CMOS what seems like a thousand times
    8. Tried with my sound card not connected.
    9. Used a different power supply (550 Watt with plenty of amps)
    10. Taken the cpu cooler off and reapplied cpu paste to it
    11. Ran the computer with no cpu cooler on to see if the cpu was getting warm the times that it would shut down at post code 60 (It did get warm, but don't worry I never let it get higher than 50C or so doing this)
    12. Updating bios to version 1.5


    I think I've narrowed down the problem to the mobo through the process of elimination. But it's so weird because once it finally will boot it works perfectly. Like there was nothing wrong in the first place.


    Full system specs:
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    Storm Sniper case (AMD edition)
    RaidMax 850AE 850 watt PSU
    990FX Extreme4 mobo
    FX8120 cpu
    Zalman 990A cpu cooler
    EVGA GTX 560 superclocked GPU
    Creative SB Audigy 2ZS Platinum Pro
    DVD RW drive
    Corsair Force 3 series 90Gb SSD (boot drive)
    Hitachi 2Tb HD
    Seagate 1.5Tb HD
    Seagate 1Tb HD
    WD Green 1Tb HD
    ------------------------------------

    - James

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    Default Re: 990FX Extreme4 weird mobo problem

    May I suggest benchtesting the motherboard outside of the case. Another thing, check the power switch to be sure it fully releases after pressing it.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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    Default Re: 990FX Extreme4 weird mobo problem

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    May I suggest benchtesting the motherboard outside of the case. Another thing, check the power switch to be sure it fully releases after pressing it.
    You're a genius! This makes me feel like a noob though.

    I tried this, and bam it works every time now. Turns out the power button is a bit sticky and visually you can't tell if it's still making contact or not.
    Anyways now that I know what the problem is I can just be careful with how I press the power button, seems if you push it in just right it won't stick.

    You'z my hero, thanks a lot.

    - James

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    Default Re: 990FX Extreme4 weird mobo problem

    Take it easy it was just a lucky guess.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
    Sapphire 3870HD / 100225L / 512MB / ddr4
    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
    7.1+2 Channel High Definition ALC889A
    Dual boot Windows 7 32bit home & Windows 7 64bit home


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