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    GA-EP45-DS3RQ6600 @ 2.93 ghz
    2x2GB Patriot Extreme @ stock
    9800 GTX @ stock
    600W OCZ GameXtreme
    couple HD's, DVD drive, fans and fan controller

    I have had the system up for a couple of years without problems.
    Now it just spins up but nothing happens. Fans run and all the phase LEDs are on.

    Boot attempts with no luck so far:
    1 No drives
    2 One stick of ram, no drives
    3 one stick of ram in various slots, no drives
    4 Changed GPU to 7800GT, with and without drives
    5 Cleared CMOS (with jumpers for 20 minutes)
    6 Cleared CMOS (removed battery for day and half)

    If someone has a suggestion on where to go from here that would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking to try a different PSU.

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    Tried also different sticks of RAM?
    Try to reseat the power connectors, both 24pin and ATX12V_x4/8. Press the NB heatsink at the center, to make sure it didn't move.
    And then different PSU if you can find one and/or CPU.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R spins up but no post

    Okay Chike, tried reseating the power connectors to the board and both north and south bridge heat sinks seem solid but had no boot luck.
    I'll try and find some low V ram to see if that will do the trick. If that doesn't work then I'll see if I can get the CPU, GPU and ram tested.

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    You have tested 2 GPUs how likely both are dead?
    PSU is the main candidate, I had 2 that failed after 2-3 years, never a CPU.

    EDIT: and the board of course. Is it still under warrenty? Check the first 4 digits of the SN, they represent YYMM of manufacture, GB boards has a 3 years warrenty.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R spins up but no post

    The 7800GT works for sure in my other rig but I haven't tested the 9800 because the PSU in the other rig won't handle it (as well as the Gigabyte MB).
    The Gigabyte rig is about 2 and half years old but I think the RMA shipping cost would be more than just buying a new board. I'll think I'll start with the PSU first then.
    At worst I'll be building a i5/i7 rig ;)

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    I'd test with another PSU for sure as soon as you can, and also test that PSU in another system if possible.

    Are you in the US? If so it will only cost you about $12 to send in the board for RMA if you have to.

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    Good news! Turns out my other rigs PSU could handle the Gigabyte board with the 7800gt installed! Booted up with no problems! This OCZ PSU is a RMA replacement for a 520w Powerstream from about three years ago.
    So I'm looking for a decent PSU now. The SeaSonic M12II 620w seems like the best choice but I'm still looking around.

    Another funny thing is I thought I put the cmos battery back in but apparently I spaced and can't find it. I think my 2 1/2 year old son found it and repositioned it to who knows where. Anyone have the battery code handy?

    @LSD noticed the site has been updated. any chance of seeing my posts from before the update?

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    Ahh, so it was the PSU after all?

    Haha, sorry to hear about your CMOS battery! You can run without one, but the clock and your settings will be lost each time you shut down.

    You can buy a new one here if you are in the US, this is where I always buy mine because they ship in a timely manner and at decent prices, and the battery prices are cheap too (I always buy sets of 5)
    5x for $2.00 (Or $0.48 each)
    BestByte.net - Discount Computer Hardware & Reliable Service:

    They do also carry cheaper ones, but I've never used those as the above ones are good and cheap

    $0.39 per Panasonic
    BestByte.net - Discount Computer Hardware & Reliable Service:

    $0.29 per
    BestByte.net - Discount Computer Hardware & Reliable Service:

    Are you missing posts? I didn't know the site was updated?

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    I just picked up one Sony CR2025 for 1.60 Euro. That's about $2.27!!! To add insult to injury my wife just told me she found the battery!!!

    Anyway, still undecided about the PSU. Looking at the Seasonic M12II-620W and the Corsair TX650 V2. I have to pull the trigger because I need the rig running. Question is do I go for the Seasonic based on older tech or the Corsair which is made by Seasonic (or CWT?). I still have a bad taste from the other "memory company gone into PSUs". Any thoughts?

    @LSD yeah had at least one thread on this motherboard from when I bought it. Can't imagine why I would delete it myself. Anything is possible though ;)

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    Ouch, that's highway robbery! And ahh @ your wife finding the battery! At least now you'll have a spare.

    I am not familiar with either of those PSU's so I can really help much there, but what I will tell you is that your PSU is the single most important thing in your system so never buy the cheapest or smallest thing you can find.

    I'd lean towards the Seasonic probably if it were me.

    Hmm, sorry I am really not sure about posts being deleted, but I guess it could have happened and I wasn't aware? Sorry man!

    I only see this thread when Googling your name and this site via "pakmanis site:forums.tweaktown.com" So maybe you are thinking of another forum? Or maybe Google got rid of the other thread in it's list already?

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