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    Angry Help all Giga-Boos... DS5 won't post! About to rage!

    Gents,

    Sorry to pollute this forum with some more of this blasted NobootofDeath, but I'm at wit ends and don't know where to turn next.

    The shake down: Built this comp about 5 months ago, went on without a hitch. Worked GREAT, like money... and worth every penny. I rarely turn it off, prob like once a week on the weekend, usually just letting it put its head down on its own (now, unfortunately I feel is my main mistake). Couple a days ago I came home to a sound asleep beast, tried to move the mouse/keyboard to no avail. This is the first time I encountered this problem, so I pressed the reset button. After that, I got a no POST situation where it spools up the PSU fan, kicks on the CPU fan, PHASE_LED is in full force, then 2-3 seconds later, shuts down the CPU fan followed by the PSU fan. 4-5 seconds later, it tries this all over again, and you get the picture from here... No picture, no sounds, nothing...

    Here's the guts:

    GByte GA-X48-DS5
    Radeon 4870 1GB x 2
    Enermax Modu82+ 625W
    Intel Core2 Quad 9550 2.83Gz
    GSkill 4gb 1066
    WD Velociraptor
    WD Caviar Black
    CSB X-Fi extremeBlaster Fatality

    These are the fixes I've tried:

    .Obvious restart
    .Unplugged comp, waited 5 minutes, tried cold start
    .Unplugged all peripherals, tried cold start
    .Removed ALL vg/snd cards, cold start
    .Cleared CMOS by jumping pins (obviously unplugged)
    .Removed battery for 1+ hours
    .Took 1 RAM stick, left one in, tried all bays, switched up the RAM sticks, tried all bays. Took out both RAM sticks.

    So, what else can I try? Won't POST, so I can't flash the BIOS.. Not the CPU (I think.. PHASE_LED shows it's processing..)

    Don't know what to try next! I'm trying anything but RMA, anything..

    PLEASE HELP! You guys are Gods, I know you can figure it. (me bowing)

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help all Giga-Boos... DS5 won't post! About to rage!

    1) Unplug & re-seat 24 pin psu main power cable, ATX_12 8 pin power cable, and video card power cable.

    2) Unplug the external psu power cable for at least 10 - 15 minutes.

    3) Try booting with one DDR2-800 module, preferably 1GB or smaller. Make sure that it's fully seated.

    4) Try booting with a different video card.

    5) Remove your mobo from the computer case and try booting with a minimal setup: cpu, memory, video card, and keyboard only.

    6) Try booting with a different psu (this is a long shot).

    A) If your computer boots, immediately enter the bios, load OPTIMIZED SETTINGS, and then set the DRAM voltage to the memory's rated setting. Save settings and exit.

    B) Add one component at a time, if it boots, repeat this step until all peripherals are connected.

    Have you tried clearing the CMOS with the battery removed and the power cable unplugged?

    After unplugging the external psu power cable, did you depress and hold the front panel ON/OFF switch for at least 5 - 10 seconds?
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    Default Re: Help all Giga-Boos... DS5 won't post! About to rage!

    prof...

    Lets see..

    1. did
    2. did
    3. will try when I can..
    4. will try when I can.. would this make a difference even tho it doesn't work w/out a vg card?
    5. did
    6. did

    As for removing the battery, unplugging and resetting the CMOS, I tried that.. didn't work tho. And as I understand it, I though the purpose of the battery (aside from allowing the storage of the CMOS and powering certain transistors w/out permanent power) was to be able to clear the CMOS via bridging the clear pins.. Is there really enough stored energy to clear it w/out the battery/perm power?.. Do I need to bridge the two battery terminals AND close the clr_cmos circuit? And for holding down the power button for 10-15 secs, yeah, I did that initially.. brings me back to my Dos days

    Got any more??

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    Default Re: Help all Giga-Boos... DS5 won't post! About to rage!

    Check out the Bios Flashing Guide sticky for more info on clearing CMOS. LSDMEASAP is our resident GB guru.

    I have successfully cleared the CMOS by merely shorting the jumper pins with the battery installed and the power connected. On rare occasions, I've had to remove the battery and unplug the power cable. Once in a great while, I've had to leave my mobo unplugged for over 10 minutes. Once I powered up again, I was able to enter the bios and make any needed changes.

    Use the forum SEARCH feature to see what has worked for others. Try:
    boot+fail
    boot+loop
    reboot+loop
    can't+post
    cold+boot

    Booting issues are usually related to bios settings, memory issues, cable connections, or improperly seated memory or video cards.
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    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
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: Help all Giga-Boos... DS5 won't post! About to rage!

    $50 Bucks says bad Power Supply. Id be looking there first. See if you can just "Borrow" One from a friend and bash it in and see what happens. Make sure its powerful enough to try but try with bare bones system. Besides its probably worth getting a better one anyway if your running 2 X HD4870's and all them HDDs and ****e. Im supprised its lasted this long. Get one with the 8 pin CPU power thingy too.
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    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
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