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    Default RESOLVED: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    My issue is identical to Skram's issue on the first page here, except we have slightly different builds, so a new thread is needed.

    My computer has been working just fine over the past couple of weeks, but tonight it decided that it didn't want to boot for more than a couple seconds. The LED's in my case will light up, the fans will spin, and the motherboard's LED's will light up as well, but then it just shuts back off. The longer I leave it off, the further it'll go in the boot process. I've made it into the BIOS a couple times but it shut off before I had time to do much.

    I've tried holding down the Clr CMOS button for varying intervals, all with the same result.

    Like Skratch, I've tried booting with 1 stick of memory and nothing changes.

    I thought it was my power supply so I swapped that out with a bigger and beefier one, but same thing.

    Here's my build:

    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
    Intel i7 920 (stock cooler)
    Antec TruePower 2.0 480W PSU -or- Cooler Master Extreme Power Duo 600W PSU
    6GB (3 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1600 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GK
    NVidia 8800 GTX
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 1TB HDD
    Antec 1200
    Vista Ultimate x64

    Just like Skratch, nothing overclocked, and all BIOS settings are default.

    If any solutions have been found, please post them here. If I have to RMA the board, please let me know that as well. I don't know NewEgg's policy for RMA's but I'm guessing I have 30 days. I'm on day 26 now I believe, so any help would be appreciated.

    Also see this thread as well:

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/help...restart-30697/
    Last edited by OUT FOX EM; 03-21-2009 at 07:42 AM. Reason: Solved problem

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    I suggest you check for loose connection/s - power cable to peripherals, memory modules, vid card a little loose.

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    Quote Originally Posted by jagpanzer View Post
    I suggest you check for loose connection/s - power cable to peripherals, memory modules, vid card a little loose.
    I've already done all that several times. As I said, I've booted with less memory, replaced power supply, etc.

    Just gonna RMA the board.

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    I'm curious as to what has changed......

    You say your setup worked ok for a few weeks etc, so something now has changed for it not to work correctly.
    You've tried different PSU's, Just one Memory Module and the problem still remains.

    There have been some posts on the subject of bent CPU socket contacts, which if the case would warrant getting the board replaced - also that could be indicative of the problem you have.

    Had you been overclocking the board of say trying a new HSF Cooler assy on the CPU?
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    Quote Originally Posted by VorLonUK View Post
    I'm curious as to what has changed......

    You say your setup worked ok for a few weeks etc, so something now has changed for it not to work correctly.
    You've tried different PSU's, Just one Memory Module and the problem still remains.

    There have been some posts on the subject of bent CPU socket contacts, which if the case would warrant getting the board replaced - also that could be indicative of the problem you have.

    Had you been overclocking the board of say trying a new HSF Cooler assy on the CPU?
    Well like I said in the original post, I still have the stock cooler and have not overclocked it yet (due to the fact I don't have a CPU cooler yet).

    I know it seems like something must've changed, but the computer has sat in the same spot - under my desk - untouched since the day it was built 3 weeks ago.

    Then when this issue occurred I thought it was the power supply failing, so I replaced it with a new one. Then I thought it might have been too much power being sucked out of one outlet (even though nothing changed?), so I unplugged everything else from that outlet, and even unplugged every single peripheral that was connected to the PC, so that the only thing connected was the power cord. I bypassed the power strip also, and tried different outlets. Obviously none of these were the cause of the issue. So then I just broke it down from there by removing any internal components that weren't needed (PCI SATA card, PCI-E video card, extra RAM, etc.). The results were all the same.

    The oddest part to me is the fact that if I leave the computer off for awhile it will stay on longer. Today I left it off all day while I was at work and almost booted into Windows. Once it shuts itself off, I can power it back on for 1 or 2 seconds before it shuts back down.

    It's exactly the same issue that Skram had, but like him, I don't have too much time left to troubleshoot it before my RMA deadline runs out. Hopefully the replacement board I get doesn't have this same issue again in a month.

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    Quote Originally Posted by OUT FOX EM View Post
    I've tried holding down the Clr CMOS button for varying intervals, all with the same result.

    6GB (3 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1600 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GK
    Since you've clear the CMOS, then your DRAM voltage is now at 1.5V.
    If you can still go to the BIOS set up, set the timing to 7-7-7-24 and DRAM voltage to 1.65V.

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    Well I found the source of the problem. I figured I'd post back in case anyone else was having my issue and would know what worked for me. I hate when people don't post the fixes to their problems!

    I'm not the type of person to give up so easily when I run into problems, so I wanted to fully troubleshoot it before I sent the board back. So last night while I was taking a look inside the PC, I noticed it was mysteriously stay powered on when the computer was laying on its side. WTF?

    It turns out that the heatsink/fan had over time come slightly unglued from the processor. I guess I didn't fasten one of the pegs on the stock cooler 100% securely into the motherboard, causing the CPU to overheat. Obviously the computer then shut itself down to protect the processor from being fried. I refastened that one little ******* peg all the way this time and it's all good now.

    Hope that helps someone in the future.

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    Default Re: Same issue, different board. GA-EX58-UD5 won't boot, constant restart

    Thanks for posting back on this!!! I hate that as well, I often post answers for users and they never reply back if it helped or not meaning it likely did and they did not plan to let anyone else share the knowledge

    Or I will answer a thread to help and no one answers back (Expected sometime though)

    Ya those Stock heatsinks are terrible, I would not advise them at all even for stock users

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