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    Default Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    Been running fine and after a restart it will not get past RAM test and loops.

    The boot screen comes up and RAM test text displays but no indication of any testing going on. It's like there is no RAM.

    I pulled all external peripherals but the keyboard.
    I pulled RAM sticks one by one then alternated slots.
    Keyboard will not respond to get into BIOS. Tried a different keyboard. No go.

    Help? Bad Board?
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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    We need some more info please. Is this a new board... if so, how new.

    Have you made any modifications in the BIOS?

    What were you doing with it before you turned it off the last time that it worked correctly?

    Do you have surge protection?

    Have there been any "incidents" recently? This could be something like your comp getting bumped, an electrical storm, etc...
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex St. John
    Consider for a moment that what we think of as “intelligence” is the byproduct of a computing architecture that depends on massive parallelism to interact with the world in real time without stalling for progress bars. If our ancestors’ brains had depended on running Vista on current dual-core processors for their survival, they would have been eaten by bears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101
    Obey the one and only rule without question when you overclock.... don't cause a fire. Fires are hot and burny... not good.
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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    Thanks,

    The board is less than a year old. It was running fine and the restart was for GP since it had not been rebooted for a while.
    No storms, just normal running.
    No BIOS tweaking since the machine was built.
    Yes on surge protection.
    No bumps.

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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    Does it get the "reboot loop"?

    A.Hold down the power button until it tirns off.Turn off the psu switch.hold down the power button for a couple of min.Turn on the psu,turn on the machine.
    Let it try and boot at least 3 times to get itno bios.Load and save optimal defaults..

    B.If that doesnt work short out the cmos jumper with the psu turned off,(see mbrd manual).
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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    Thanks,
    Yes it loops.

    I'm at work now and have a new mobo battery in my pocket. I pulled the current one this AM.

    So when I get home should I just pop in the new battery and hit it to see or should do the jumper and hold the power button thing and stuff?

    I guess with the battery out the jumpoer thing is already done Eh?

    Talk to me. If all this is a no go is it a new board thing. The board is still under warranty. How hard is it to get Gigabyte to replace a board?
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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    I am sure kick would tell you to pop in the battery, boot and load/save optimized defaults.

    As far as board RMA I have never had to do it so I can't comment on Gigabytes RMA service, but I bet it's just fine..

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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    Aye, pop the battery back in, short the CMOS clear pins with a screwdriver/key and load Optimized Defaults.

    If it still doesn't fire up, I'd remove the board from the case and set everything up with the board on top of an anti static bag and some thick cardboard. Install the minimum (CPU, RAM - only 1 stick, GFX), even with no HDD it'll make it to the post screen before it beeps at you. Shorting out on the case is a common(ish) problem. It's easily solved by using insulated stand offs. I'be personally used the big square of antistatic foam the board's packed with. It's sitting at the back of the mobo now, the case risers pop right through it, and it muffles some of the sound from my HSF, as well as stopping any metal on metal contact between board and case.
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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    I'be personally used the big square of antistatic foam the board's packed with. It's sitting at the back of the mobo now, the case risers pop right through it
    Sorry to go off topic, but Psycho, you are a genius man. That is such a great, simple idea... definitely gonna do that this weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex St. John
    Consider for a moment that what we think of as “intelligence” is the byproduct of a computing architecture that depends on massive parallelism to interact with the world in real time without stalling for progress bars. If our ancestors’ brains had depended on running Vista on current dual-core processors for their survival, they would have been eaten by bears.

    Best Quote Ever...
    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101
    Obey the one and only rule without question when you overclock.... don't cause a fire. Fires are hot and burny... not good.
    Intel E8400 EO@445x9--Gigabyte EP45-UD3P v1.1 ~ F9--EVGA 9800GT @ 700/1750/1100--8GB Gskill 1066

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    Default Re: Help! Cannot Boot! GA EP 45 UD3P

    You folks here in Tweaktown are the BEST! It must have been a board to case grounding.

    I'm composing this reply on the revived machine!
    New battery installed and all the on off, jumper things and such for a no go. The BIOS did revert back to default because I got the Gigabyte slash screen after this but not past the Memory test text.

    I stripped her down doing all the take this out and see stuff and eliminated the bad cards thing. Took the RAM to the Basement PC and it worked fine there.

    I looked at the pulling of the board and put it on the antistatic & foam and I gots to tell ya, it would be a major major hassle the way all my wiring is routed and stuff so I cheated. If the cheat did not work I would have hunkered down and done it.

    With the board stripped down to CPU only I loosened all my board mounting screws and wiggled the board around and gently locked them back down but not as hard as originally.

    Now......... when I tilted the case back upright I heard several tiny peices of debris falling from the back of the board to the bottom of the case. Solder buggers!

    Sucked it out and fired it up and BAM! Shut her down and slapped it all back together and still BAM! Happy, happy, joy joy!!!!!!

    Thanks guys!!!!!!
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    Congratulations!! Have a beer on me
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex St. John
    Consider for a moment that what we think of as “intelligence” is the byproduct of a computing architecture that depends on massive parallelism to interact with the world in real time without stalling for progress bars. If our ancestors’ brains had depended on running Vista on current dual-core processors for their survival, they would have been eaten by bears.

    Best Quote Ever...
    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101
    Obey the one and only rule without question when you overclock.... don't cause a fire. Fires are hot and burny... not good.
    Intel E8400 EO@445x9--Gigabyte EP45-UD3P v1.1 ~ F9--EVGA 9800GT @ 700/1750/1100--8GB Gskill 1066

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