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Thread: X58 Extreme Mobo is a big mistake




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    Default X58 Extreme Mobo problems

    This board has way to many issues. I did so much research before I purchased this board and still I got screwed. I am going to try and RMA it and get an ASUS.
    Last edited by joshuatree74; 04-21-2009 at 11:08 PM.
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme Mobo is a big mistake

    Haha i did the same thing but not with an X58 extreme.

    TWO of my EP45-DS3P's failed on me with backup bios checksum errors -- ALL in one week =.=" . i got so pissed off and got the asus board i have now.

    NO problem for many months now.
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme Mobo is a big mistake

    I just discovered something crazy. If I completely shut the machine down and use the power button on the motherboard to reboot it, it boots fine with all of my stable overclock settings. What is up with that????

    Update: I just reversed the polarity of the power signal lines coming from my chassis and it now my system will cold boot no problem. I now have green on the left and black on the right. Is this correct? Or is something wired wrong, chassis or mobo?. The mobo still powers up with the polarity the other way, it is just really unstable. Does the polarity of the power switch really matter? I still think that this is a bug on the mobo, because if the polarity is switched, it should do one of two things, power up correctly, or not at all.

    Any insight would be much appreciated,

    Josh
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    12GB Corsair Dominator @1600MHz. - stock
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme Mobo is a big mistake

    It shouldn't matter, but I have seen cases that had extra led readouts, etc. that required the polarity to be right.

    If you trace the two wires back to the switch, do they connect directly to the push button switch? Or is there a little circuit board that the switch is mounted on?

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    Default Re: X58 Extreme Mobo is a big mistake

    The polarity absolutely does not matter at all. Hence, being able to boot any PC with a screw driver instead of the button. All that matter is a connection is made. The PC then boots. Power LED and HDD LED can be a problem if backwards, but not the power switch itself.
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    Default Re: X58 Extreme Mobo is a big mistake

    The second time I tried to cold boot the PC, I went back to having the same problem. It must have been an anomaly.
    Intel Core i7 920 - stock
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme
    12GB Corsair Dominator @1600MHz. - stock
    XFX GTX285 - stock
    2x WD Velociraptor
    Swiftech Ultima WC
    CM Stacker Case
    Corsair 1000w PSU

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