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    Default Re: EP35-DS3R - 3Beeps Pause 7-8Beeps Help

    Did you ever test your CPU in another board yet? Just wondered if your P4 could handle it or not.

    I think it would only be about $8-10 to ship your board to Gigabyte, but there would be the few week without a board! If you do want the RMA page and cannot find it let me know

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3R - 3Beeps Pause 7-8Beeps Help

    Thanks for all your help Lsdmeasap.In the end, it turns out that my board is dead and so is my ram. I have sent boards away before and it's quite expensive from Canada. I spoke to a local computer store and they think it's the CPU temp sensor that is busted. They have heard of and experienced this problem before with Gigabyte(though they fully stand behind Gigabyte and their boards). So I am done dealing with this and purchased a new board. A Asus P5Q and some OCZ ram(Newegg.ca - OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory 4gb platinum xtc). Fully tested and fully compatible with warranty from the local business plus the prices are very competitive to online stores($80 local vs $75 online).

    I know what I did is the cop out, but I am very surprised what a toll this has taken on me personally. I know that sounds stupid, but I really need my computer. I have a laptop, but I need my desktop for webdesign... and just life in general! <--- HUGE GEEK! haha

    Now I have a ep35-ds3r board and crucial ballistix ram(2gb) that is considered dead. I am not sure what to do with them. Ideas? Should I spend the money and RMA them both? Then sell them? Hang on to them? One way or another I am never going to use that board or the new ram from Crucial again. It's become taboo to me...

    Thanks again LSD.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3R - 3Beeps Pause 7-8Beeps Help

    Quote Originally Posted by denyed View Post
    Thanks for all your help Lsdmeasap.In the end, it turns out that my board is dead and so is my ram. I have sent boards away before and it's quite expensive from Canada. I spoke to a local computer store and they think it's the CPU temp sensor that is busted. They have heard of and experienced this problem before with Gigabyte(though they fully stand behind Gigabyte and their boards). So I am done dealing with this and purchased a new board. A Asus P5Q and some OCZ ram(Newegg.ca - OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory 4gb platinum xtc). Fully tested and fully compatible with warranty from the local business plus the prices are very competitive to online stores($80 local vs $75 online).

    I know what I did is the cop out, but I am very surprised what a toll this has taken on me personally. I know that sounds stupid, but I really need my computer. I have a laptop, but I need my desktop for webdesign... and just life in general! <--- HUGE GEEK! haha

    Now I have a ep35-ds3r board and crucial ballistix ram(2gb) that is considered dead. I am not sure what to do with them. Ideas? Should I spend the money and RMA them both? Then sell them? Hang on to them? One way or another I am never going to use that board or the new ram from Crucial again. It's become taboo to me...

    Thanks again LSD.
    Have you considered buying some ultra cheap ram possibly local and just trying that in your board after clearing the cmos?

    To have two things faulty, ie RAM and the board would be very bad luck. And seeing that so much that is RMA'd isn't actually faulty it does make me wonder.
    Unfortunately there is an RMA Geek squad operating on the net, who suggest an RMA if there is a change in the weather, so if you do want to avoid steep RMA charges I would (personally) try and investigate a bit more - even if it's just to identify that it's one item at fault.

    Could you borrow any DDR2 ram, or know of anyone who is say upgrading from 2x1gb to 2x2gb who will practically give it away.

    The only spare ddr2 ram I have are SODimms, otherwise I'd ship them to you.
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3R - 3Beeps Pause 7-8Beeps Help

    Thanks VorLonUK. I have the 2 new ddr2 sticks but I can't justify sticking them in the old board. But if I can get my hands on a old stick, I will definitely try it. The reason I don't think it will make a difference is because with the ram in the computer or no ram in the computer, it still beeped 3---8.

    I reassembled my computer with the new asus board and ocz ram. Put in my raided drives(went from ICH9R to ICH10R), the mobo acknowledged the raid and windows booted. No problems, didn't have to reinstall windows! It was amazing! Thank you intel! At this point I am thinking I should reinstall Windows to a fresh drive seeing I made a major hardware change.

    Again, thanks for all your help; all of you! I will not give up on the gigabyte board and crucial ram. I am still trying to figure out what to do with it.

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    The reason I don't think it will make a difference is because with the ram in the computer or no ram in the computer, it still beeped 3---8.
    Ah right, that does sound that the board itself is causing the problem.
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3R - 3Beeps Pause 7-8Beeps Help

    Well nice to see you at least have a working setup now. I would RMA that board and sell the one they ship you back

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