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I finally built my PC (w/ help from my dad). It was really fun to build. I was surprised it even started up! Seeing the BIOS on my TV was awesome. All I need now is Windows 8 and a monitor. Pics coming soon


 



Yes congrats on getting it to POST. Nothing sinks your heart more than putting everything together then.... nothing. It can be a real headache pinpointing the fault when a new build won't POST.
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I finally built my PC (w/ help from my dad). It was really fun to build. I was surprised it even started up! Seeing the BIOS on my TV was awesome. All I need now is Windows 8 and a monitor. Pics coming soon

 



Yes congrats on getting it to POST. Nothing sinks your heart more than putting everything together then.... nothing. It can be a real headache pinpointing the fault when a new build won't POST.

Kalbee's current loop is stuck in the infinite reboot loop after POST. RAM doesn't seem to be the issue. He's going to have to get an exchange.

post #5283 of 9059
It loops after the POST screen? That's weird, I would suspect boot device order first, unless they see the OS loading screen before it resets. Sometimes the PC doesnt like where you have the keyboard and mouse connected either, I've had to use a PS/2 keyboard to get past POST before, but that was a long time ago, doubt you would get USB driver errors this day in age.

One thing you can try is disabling everything you can in the BIOS, like any 3rd party SATA/USB controllers, on board audio, etc.... if it boots then, turn things on one at a time until you find what was causing it.

If none of that works, sounds like a defective part somewhere.
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It loops after the POST screen? That's weird, I would suspect boot device order first, unless they see the OS loading screen before it resets. Sometimes the PC doesnt like where you have the keyboard and mouse connected either, I've had to use a PS/2 keyboard to get past POST before, but that was a long time ago, doubt you would get USB driver errors this day in age.

One thing you can try is disabling everything you can in the BIOS, like any 3rd party SATA/USB controllers, on board audio, etc.... if it boots then, turn things on one at a time until you find what was causing it.

If none of that works, sounds like a defective part somewhere.

The thing reboots before anything is shown on the screen. -_- The board doesn't have a debug display so that's a bit unfortunate. We tried another set of RAM and another PSU. Same result.

 

Tried the clear CMOS method by removing the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes. Still nothing.

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Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post

I finally built my PC (w/ help from my dad). It was really fun to build. I was surprised it even started up! Seeing the BIOS on my TV was awesome. All I need now is Windows 8 and a monitor. Pics coming soon


 



Yes congrats on getting it to POST. Nothing sinks your heart more than putting everything together then.... nothing. It can be a real headache pinpointing the fault when a new build won't POST.
I know that pain.

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The thing reboots before anything is shown on the screen. -_- The board doesn't have a debug display so that's a bit unfortunate. We tried another set of RAM and another PSU. Same result.

Tried the clear CMOS method by removing the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes. Still nothing.
My friend GB mobo doesn't have a speaker header.
post #5286 of 9059
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I know that pain.
My friend GB mobo doesn't have a speaker header.

The thing will beep, so no problems there.

 

Current guess is the Hyper 212 EVO backplate shorting something out but I doubt that's the issue unless you took off the insulation pads on it.

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The thing will beep, so no problems there.

 

Current guess is the Hyper 212 EVO backplate shorting something out but I doubt that's the issue unless you took off the insulation pads on it.

Was this to me?

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Was this to me?

Nah.

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Put a Titan Z with a 4960X with a uber cool water loop on a ITX and you have a compact supercomputer right there. 4-way SLI Titan Zs. (Add Mother of God meme here)
post #5290 of 9059
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

The thing reboots before anything is shown on the screen. -_- The board doesn't have a debug display so that's a bit unfortunate. We tried another set of RAM and another PSU. Same result.

 

Tried the clear CMOS method by removing the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes. Still nothing.


I had the exact same thing once, and it was the mobo shorting onto the cheap case. So maybe try to boot with the board out of the case?

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Sounds like a shorting board. Make sure no extra standoffs was placed on the case underneath the motherboard.

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Thread Starter 

I've also had problems like that with a short on a badly grounded case. 

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Put a Titan Z with a 4960X with a uber cool water loop on a ITX and you have a compact supercomputer right there. 4-way SLI Titan Zs. (Add Mother of God meme here)

2 Titans are better than 4, apprentice, you have much to learn. - A random guy

post #5294 of 9059
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2 Titans are better than 4, apprentice, you have much to learn. - A random guy
How so? I can only think of heat and power issues.
post #5295 of 9059
It depends, if he means its more of a headache going quad over dual, then for sure dual is better. So many games are broken with SLI in teh first place, especially when they are first released. That and the scaling goes down in some games the more cards you add to SLI and X-fire, so it's not always worth all the added costs for cooling, power, mobo, chasis, etc.

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