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    Default GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    Could someone help me before I take a sledge hammer to this motherboard please?

    Tonight I wanted to secure erase two hard drives I'm going to sell, so I burnt Dban to a CD, turned off the computer, disconnected all hard drives I didn't wont erasing, rebooted and entered the Bios just to check which drives were connected,and it was the two I wanted erasing.

    Anyway Dban would not recognize the drives, so I went into the Bios and set the Sata Mode to Legacy, still no good, so I changed it back to what it was. Turned off and reconnect all drives, on rebooting it complained there was no MBR, I pressed reset intending on going into the Bios to check the drives where present, but on reboot it went into the dredded reboot cycle, constantly rebooting.

    Now I've had this in the past, and unplugging the power usually cures it, but this time it did not, so I cleared the Cmos by bridging the pins (power turned off), still no difference, so I removed Cmos battery, still no good.

    I disconnected everything, except a USB card reader and the graphics card, it still goes into constant reboot. Every now and again I will get a lot of beeps from the motherboard speaker. I've even removed two sticks of memory, but thats made no difference either.

    Full spec can be found here under desktop spec.

    Never have I had motherboard so annoying as this one, with constant reboot cycle, when the computers running it's a 100% reliable and stable, but using the reset button would often trigger a reboot cycle and I would have to cut the power, altering settings in the Bios would also trigger a reboot cycle, not always but fairly often. By reboot cycle I mean in excess of 5 times

    Anyway, I've pulled the Cmos battery and am off to bed and will try it again tomorrow night.

    Edit: Bios is F11c I believe which I have been running for sometime.
    Last edited by Ronski; 10-27-2009 at 07:18 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    yes its best to leave battery out overnight as it can take long time to fully clear
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    In my recent experience I would use a jumper to clear cmos, and leave it on for a while.. (10-20 minutes).. I just cleared my CMOS about 20 times dealing with an issue.

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    Hi wazza300,
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    Thanks for replies guys, but after leaving the CMOS battery out for around 7 hours it's still the same, constantly rebooting.

    I've now stuck a jumper on the clear cmos pins and I'll leave it there all day, but I don't hold out much hope.
    Last edited by Ronski; 10-27-2009 at 03:13 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    I had a similar issue with my UD4P a while back. I RMA'd the board, got it back, and it worked. However, they didn't do anything.

    Pull the board out, give it a nice little bench setup, then you should be good. When you put it back in, make sure there's nothing it could possibly be shorting against.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    The boards been in for months without being disturbed, so I doubt it's shorting on anything. If it's still no good tonight, I'll disconnect everything and see what happens. Otherwise it's time for an I7, but didn't won't upgrade at the moment, but I can't see the point of buying a new out dated motherboard.....

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    My bro just lost his ex58-ud3r. didnt even bother RMA'ing it though its only 5 months old. Just bought another from MC. You can do a 1366 socket i7, board, and RAM for about $500. Trust me, its worth it.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    Have seen constant reboots on a different Gigabyte board, the GA-X38-DQ6, here's what works for me, maybe it will work on your board, too...

    Turn the PC on, then press and hold in the power button until the 4-second shutoff turns the PC back off... hold it in a few seconds after it shuts down to make sure it's really off, not just rebooting.

    Press the power button again to turn it on... it should boot back up fine. If it doesn't, try one more time; twice is the most I've had to do it to get it to stop the reboot cycle.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R - Constant reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by dbee View Post
    My bro just lost his ex58-ud3r. didnt even bother RMA'ing it though its only 5 months old. Just bought another from MC. You can do a 1366 socket i7, board, and RAM for about $500. Trust me, its worth it.
    Do you happen to still have this board? I'd love to see if I can fix it. My F@H rig would love to have a better board.
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