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    Default EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Hello there, I recently began receiving pfn list corrupt errors until one day my system would not boot up. I RMAed the ram (crucial ballistix) and just got the new ones in the mail. With the new ram I keep getting a reboot loop. I have taken the CMOS battery out and put a jumper over the reset terminals on the motherboard for approximately 10 hours or so. Is there anything else I can try besides waiting for 24-48 hours for a CMOS reset? I suspect that the ram does not have enough voltage to start up, being that it is rated for 2.0v.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Have you tried booting with only one memory module in slot #1?
    Please follow steps 1 and 2 in this post to provide a detailed hardware list for your system so that we can better help you.

    If you're able to enter the bios, you can provide your bios settings by following step 3.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    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
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    EP??-DS3L?
    Also can you post a web link to ram specs, preferrably manufacturer site.

    Try booting with one memory stick. If you manage to boot load optimized defaults dave & reboot. Then follow steps 1, 2, & 4 in this post for additional information needed.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    EP35-DS3L, yes, I have tried booting with only 1 stick in slot one. Memory specs: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4-4-4-12 2.0v (80a) Other Hardware Specs: EP35-DS3L, Intel q6600, Nvidia 8800 GT, 2x WD HD Bios Version: f5 Ram link: BL12864AL80A - 1GB, Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs) , DDR2 PC2-6400 from Crucial.com If I could get into the BIOS I'm sure I could get this thing working. The problem is my inability to access the BIOS.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Can't get into BIOS because it won't boot?
    Try slot 2, & 4, try the other stick.
    Just to make sure if it's the board or the ram, it would be good if you can borrow another stick or pair, preferrably another brand, nothing fancy just plain DDR-800.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Tried what you said with each of my 4 sticks. Still no go, anything else I could try? I'm have battery out with jumper set to reset for 48 hours I guess. Really upset that I chose this board with this particular ram - been having problems ever since.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Have you tried letting it loop through 5 - 10 tries before turning your system off?
    Do you have a mobo speaker hooked up just in case the post process gets far enough along to give beep error codes?

    You might need to try steps 1 - 5 in this post.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    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
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Yeah, I let each stick go for 5 reboots before I switched the slot. I'll try the stuff in your post though.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Tried it again after 15 hours or so, which didn't work. Going to leave it alone till Friday, crossing my fingers and hoping it works.

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    Default Re: EPDS3L Rebooting Loop

    Tested the ram in another computer, it works there. Took some 533mhz ddr2 from said computer and tried to boot the EP35-DS3L and it didn't work. I really have no clue if it is the graphics card, the processor or the motherboard?

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