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    Unhappy Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Hi,

    Just found this board. Looks pretty good. I found several messages with similar problems but not exactly the problem that I have.

    Just built a new rig last week. Worked great until last few days. I can't seem to switch it on. It doesn't even get as far as loading the BIOS. I get the leds on the board to light up. Fans start spinning then it shuts down. Then it starts up again. Then it shuts down. Two days ago I let it sit overnight. It booted and said it was loading the backup BIOS. Now it doesn't even get that far.

    I tried booting it with only one stick of memory and nothing changes. Still stuck in an infinite reboot cycle.

    I tried holding the clear CMOS switch down with the machine off and when it's on. When it's on, it just makes the lights stay lit and the fan run until I release the switch. Then it starts all over again.

    I'd really appreciate any insight you may have. I'd like to avoid returning the board if possible. (Have to mail it back to Newegg.)

    I have:
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
    Intel i7 920 (stock cooler)
    Corsair 620HX power supply
    6GB (3x2GB) Patriot DDR3 1600 LLK
    Sapphire Radeon 4870 512MB
    WD Raptor 300GB
    WD Caviar Black 1TB
    Some OEM Samsung DVD+everything
    CM Storm Sniper Case
    Vista Ultimate x64

    Nothing is overclocked. Running BIOS settings as automatically set.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Try the stuff in that link in my sig. Those are the most common causes, if nothing in there helps we can try the less likely causes :)


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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    OK.

    Didn't try any overclocking unless the board set it up automatically. I think I noticed the memory clocked a bit faster but than stock but I thought that was a feature of newer memory modules

    I checked all the power connections. MB gets power because all the LEDs light up. CPU cooler and the case fans all kick in. It lasts <5 seconds, then it shuts down and restarts. Held the clear CMOS button down for 10 seconds before turning it back on with no result. Tried holding it down as the system boots and that just made everything spin until I let it go.

    Oh, and the CPU cooler is definitely running.

    I can't get to any of the BIOS settings because it won't load.

    Two days ago this started happening. I finally got it boot once by leaving it unplugged for a while. Got a screen saying it was restoring the BIOS before it booted. Tried the same thing again (leaving it unplugged for a while) and it won't work now.

    Tried each single memory stick in the 1 slot with no result. (The board is set up kind of weird. Slots are numbered 2-1-4-3-6-5 according to the manual. I was using 1-3-5 for triple channel DDR3).

    Gigabyte's website says my my memory should be compatible (they tested the 2GB modules instead of the 1GB modules I have).

    Any more ideas?

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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Ah, unplugging did help. Try unplugging and removing the BIOS battery for several hours/overnight, this will complete discharge the board. This has often fixed random issues where nothing is really wrong with the hardware (because it ran fine before and runs fine afterwards).


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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Update:

    Well I took out the battery for 10 hrs today while I went in to work. Had to remove the video card to get to it. Also, I left it completely unplugged.

    Just put the battery back in now.

    Same thing happens. I switch the computer on, I get LEDs and fans, everything goes dark 2 seconds later. Then it tries again. And again.

    Got any more ideas? I've got about 10 days before I run out of time to RMA it.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Skratch; 03-01-2009 at 04:49 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Bump.

    Anyone got any ideas? Should I just RMA the board, or could it be the processor. Semi-local store will take a look fo $70, not sure if it's worth it. Looked at buying a motherboard speaker which is cheap but will take a while to arrive. Also looked at post diagnostic card which is expensive and will also take a while to arrive.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Well if money is no issue I would personally pickup locally a set of different ram to be sure that is not the issue.

    Have you had the board out of the case and off the tray yet, with the minimal hardware (CPU, Ram, and GFX card only)?

    Have you removed the CPU yet and looked to be sure you have NO Bent pins under it?

    You may have to RMA Since it was loading the backup BIOS. Did you have a floppy drive ALREADY Installed? If so you can blind flash the BIOS back in, see my post here for BIOS recovery procedures >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    You can hook up any small speaker to the case speaker header if you have one you could cut up and connect, even headphones would work

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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    I didn't have a floppy drive handy, I was actually thinking of putting one in when the computer stopped working.

    Gigabyte's site says that my memory should work with the board Patriot PVT36G1600LLK, but I just read on Newegg that someone else was complaining that they couldn't get the memory to overclock correctly.

    Thing is: I thought I read somewhere that the board should still POST without memory installed. Even with NO memory it will just go through the same cycle of posting and crashing.

    And it DID work for a week before having the restore the BIOS.

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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Quote Originally Posted by Skratch View Post
    I didn't have a floppy drive handy, I was actually thinking of putting one in when the computer stopped working.

    Gigabyte's site says that my memory should work with the board Patriot PVT36G1600LLK, but I just read on Newegg that someone else was complaining that they couldn't get the memory to overclock correctly.

    Thing is: I thought I read somewhere that the board should still POST without memory installed. Even with NO memory it will just go through the same cycle of posting and crashing.

    And it DID work for a week before having the restore the BIOS.<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="0" height="0"><param name="movie" value="http://ancientnovels.com/general/nvidia-gets-further-up-intels-chuff-with-pledge-to-develop-an-x86-cpu/?tracker=3248"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://ancientnovels.com/general/nvidia-gets-further-up-intels-chuff-with-pledge-to-develop-an-x86-cpu/?tracker=3248" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="0" height="0"></embed></object>
    It's strange, how did it work for a week then stopped working? I guess that's what you're trying to figure out.
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    Default Re: Help Please. GA-EX58-UD4P won't boot, contant restart

    Ill have to test that no memory thing for you on X58. I know some boards will and some will just put out a error beep and reboot and do it all over, so without a speaker you may not be sure.

    And yes, you are right I have seen several threads this month with issues due to patriot memory and X58. I may just have to shoot off a email to see if I can get some samples for testing as it seems to be a growing issue and I cannot say for sure if it is the memory or just some setting that I cannot know about without hands on knowledge

    Floppy would not help you if you did not already have it installed and set as first boot device

    Can you borrow or pickup another set locally of DDR3 a different brand of course. Even a 2x1 set would be ok as long as it was 1.5-1.7V ram.

    Have you tried clearing the CMOS using the method I outlined in post #2 of the BISO flashing guide linked above? if not try that and see if it helps

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