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    Default GA-EP45-UD3P DOA? Runs for 1-2 seconds then off

    I just swapped over my parts from a working P965-DS3 board to a new GA-EP45-UD3P board.

    C2Q6600, 4 gigs OCZ1066, 2 150 gig Velicipators, and an old 8800gts. Put it in my Antec 300 with a Xclio 550w PS and turn it on. Starts, fans come up, shuts down...2-3 seconds, starts, fans come up, shuts down.

    Yanked the whole thing out of the case and set it up with just video, nothing else. Turn it on and it makes this screaming noise then shuts off and again starts back up.

    Pretty sure its DOA but nothing strange about this board compared to others is there?

    Also any recomendations on a cooler? My Tuniq tower didn't fit so I put on the stock cooler but want to put on something that'll get me back where I was, 3.1ghz.

    I'm hoping with this board I might go a bit higher, what can I expect with a decent air cooler, don't remember off the top of my head but I seem think I have a G0 stepping.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P DOA? Runs for 1-2 seconds then off

    After making sure you have the RAm in the same coloured slots, and have one stick in the slot closest to the CPU, then the second in the third from the CPU, try clearing the CMOS and see if that lets it boot. The CMOS clear pins are above the case button cluster.

    If it still refuses to boot, then take out one stick of RAM, leaving one in slot 1 (next to CPU). If you can boot, go into the BIOS and load optimized defaults. Save and exit.

    Still with one stick, go back into the BIOS and set everything for stock 2.4GHz. Take special care here to set correct settings for your RAM. Set Primary Timings to spec and give the RAM the maximum allowed VDIMM. Now save and exit, insert the second module and attempt a boot.

    You can get yout Tuniq to fit your board if you're willing to do a little DIY. You'll need something like a Dremmel to cut the AMD K8 mounting holes on the H bracket and it should fit perfectly.

    EDIT:

    Click here to see a fat man cut off the "Nuuuuubs": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI-F8...layer_embedded
    Last edited by Psycho101; 06-28-2009 at 10:47 AM.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P DOA? Runs for 1-2 seconds then off

    Did all that before I posted...I'm just waiting for YouTube to convert the video but it will be here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OOCds0QzDM

    There are 2 things, 1 is the ram is rated at 2.1v and its OCZ Gold 1066 but I put in some Corsair XMS DDR2-800 rated at 1.8 and have the same problem.

    Second is I do not have the 8 pin MB power connector, just the 4 so I put it in the correct spot but that in most cases will work, 8 pin is preferable but 4 pin works unless this specific board is different. The book did not say one way or the other.

    Even if I trim the h plate it still hits the caps when torqued down.
    Last edited by eric-ptek; 06-28-2009 at 10:01 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P DOA? Runs for 1-2 seconds then off

    To get round the issue of the bracket fouling the caps, you can use a couple of pieces of plastic or thin wood. Place or ideally stick them under the H bracket, where it contacts the base plate of the Tuniq and it should artificially raise the level of the H bracket. When it's clamped down, it should then be above the caps. This will also mean contact pressure is improved. Be careful of over tightening if you do this as the increased down force can bow the board.

    Also remember, you MUST make the same face as the guy in the video clip when you cut the "Nuuubs", or it won't work. You have to look like you're straining for a sh1t.


    Edit: Your board sounds knackered to me. Never heard thet kind of noise before. Is it a standard PC speaker? Ie does it beep or does it always squeel like that? If not it's definately a board issue IMO.
    Last edited by Psycho101; 06-28-2009 at 10:31 PM.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P DOA? Runs for 1-2 seconds then off

    Problem solved...it was the Tuniq.

    Swapped out the board, plugged it in and it started screaming at me again.

    I picked up a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme since it required no mods and figured maybe something was wrong with the RPM signal.

    Plus in the Thermalright and it booted right up.

    Maybe something to do with the fan control I had turned down too low. One thing I notice about this board is it boots up, then it turns the fans on after a few seconds.

    Tuniq worked great in my other board no problem at all.

    I hear the Thermalright is a better unit either way.

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