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    Default GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    My PC would not boot normally.

    When I press the power button the power led and fans turn on for few seconds and then shuts down. Pressing power button again sometimes makes it go into a loop, fans and lights turn on for few seconds and then go off. Nothing on monitor. No beeps either.

    The only way to turn it on is to press the power button the second time immediately (like within 1 second) after the power goes down. If it still doesn't work I'll have to switch off from the mains and wait for a while before trying again the same way.

    After managing to turn it on, i have no problems restarting as much as i like. But if i shutdown, again it would refuse to boot normally.

    The problem started randomly. I reseated RAM, graphic card etc and it seemed to work then. I guess the powering down to do that had made it work. But now it never boots and I have learned this weird way to boot as mentioned above.

    Here is my system;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1 bios F9
    Processor: Intel C2D 3.0Ghz E8400
    RAM: Corsair Dominator 2GB (2x1GB DDR2) 1066MHz PC2-8500 C5 (TWIN2X2048-8500C5D G)
    Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual Slot Fansink
    Hard disk: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive
    Optical Drive: LG DVDRW SATA GH22NS30
    PSU: Corsair TX750W

    I have updated BIOS using floppy. Changed the PSU 'CM Real Power Pro 550W' to the current 'Corsair TX750W'.

    Could it be possible that i have a wrong setting in the BIOS? Is there anything wrong with my system voltages etc?

    Vcore 1.220V
    DDR18V 2.288V
    +3.3V 3.120V
    +12V 12.365V
    Current System Temperature 48 C
    Current CPU Temperature 53 C
    Current CPU FAN Speed 2606 RPM

    I've filled your bios settings template and attached it.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    Are you overclock or just stock speed ?

    1. try clear cmos battery for few mins.

    2. hit del go into Bios Menu then select load optimized default then save to exit.

    it's should be able boot up after correct setting, if boot ok then ask someone will help you with OC template after.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    Thanks for the suggestion powergiga.

    Am not intending to overclock. But i did install easytune and tried few settings before. Have uninstalled it now and been running on optimized defaults.

    I had tried clearing cmos through the pins on motherboard and also removing battery for few minutes and loaded defaults and optimized defaults too. Will try removing the battery and leaving for more than an hour tonight.

    Will report back later.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    I have Sapphire custom graphics card too, and I also have weird problem since then, although mine is different from yours...
    I'm still waiting for Gigabyte technical support to response to my problem and hope them to release a new BIOS ASAP to solve it, or else... I have to change my graphics card again. *Sigh*

    Why don't you try another graphics card first, mate? Prefer a reference one, not a custom build one. Perhaps your case has any relation to mine, and changing your graphics card can really solve your problem at last. Just my two cents.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    Its a 'bit' late to reply to this post. But thank you all for the help. In the end I returned the board as it was under warranty. After repair, the board was working good. Until now! It has started to act up again. Lights on board and fan turns on, for about a second, then it dies. Nothing happens if i press power button again, unlike the last time. To turn it on again (for one second), I have to remove power from mains and wait a while. I guess I'll have to buy a new board now.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    It may still be under warrenty, do you have the original board's serial number?
    Does it not power up at all or you just have to disconnect the power every time you need to boot?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    You'd still be able to RMA based off this new boards serial as well, they'd have it all documented in their system.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    Check out the recommended settings in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post295784, post #5.

    Please post a screen-shot using the programs in step #4.
    Posting your bios settings in a post will let us better help you.

    The link to your memory did not work.
    Are you using 2x1GB memory modules? 4x1GB?
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    It stays powered for only a second. Few days before I last posted (post #5), it did boot well (loaded Windows) few times when I inserted or removed a thing during troubleshooting. I would also like to note, before the boot problem started;
    - I had to mute the 'CD player' volume in Windows audio settings due to a hissing sound it started to give. I had nothing connected to the CD_IN connector. To check if it was a software problem, I booted using a Knoppix live CD too with no audio connection other than speakers, and the sound was still there.
    - I had memory corruption problems twice. Re-seating the RAM and resetting BIOS seemed to solve the problem.

    Right now I have everything removed except these;
    - Main board power (24 pin)
    - Main board power (8 pin)
    - Power switch
    - Motherboard speakers (the beeping speaker)
    No CMOS battery, RAMs, graphic card, mouse, keyboard etc. The board is removed from casing as well and on a sheet of packaging foam. It turns on, fan spins and lights on, then off within a second. After a few seconds it automatically turns on again one more time, and then goes off just like before, and thats all. No beeps for missing RAM or graphic card. (But before, during troubleshooting, it did give beeps for a very short while. I guess now it goes off way too soon for me hear any beeps.)

    The current board's serial number is SN084840005231. How do I check if it is still under warranty? I bought this from a shop in Malaysia on 2nd January 2009 (I still have the invoice). Am now in Maldives. As I recall, the shop gave a 1 year warranty. If Gigabyte gives a longer warranty period, will I still have to go through the shop? The first time, I sent it back to the shop. I am not very much aware of RMA procedures.

    About the RAM, they are 2x1GB. They are packaged in pairs. "TWIN2X2048-8500C5D G" is the number on the package. It is confusing. Inside, the RAMs each has the following printed on it;
    Side 1: CM2X1024-8500C5D, XMS2-8500, 1024MB, 1066MHz, 5-5-5-15, 2.10V, ver1.5
    Side 2: CORSAIR DOMINATOR

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R would not boot

    Check out http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post381122, posts #5 - #7.

    I don't know if Gigabyte's 3 year warranty coverage is world wide or if it differs from region to region.

    There are some "last resort" procedures involving doing a blind flash or forcing your motherboard to boot from the 2nd (backup) bios chip. Lsdme is the best one to help you with these procedures and determining whether or not either of them would be appropriate.

    The only other thing that I can think of is to test with a different psu, keyboard, etc. just in case there's been a "coincidental" hardware failure.

    Glad to help out, let's hope that we can solve your problem.
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    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
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    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
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