Am I an idiot - Second GA-X38-DQ6 appears to be DOA

mclemens

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I am on my second GA-X38-DQ6 and it appears to have the same problem as the first one I had. After pressing the power on switch the fans run for 5 to 10 seconds and then stop. After a couple of seconds the fans start again. This happens over and over. Same thing with the first GA-X38-DQ6 I had. I have tried without anything plugged into the board expect for the case fans (4) and the processor (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600). I am doing something wrong or are there a lot of bad GA-X38-DQ6 motherboards. I got the first one from Newegg and returned it for a replacement. They gave me a full refund instead and it isn't even listed on their web site anymore. The second one came from ZipZoomFly. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

The rest of the configuration is:
Case - COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000
Memory - CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Drives - Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB
Power Supply - GIGABYTE ODIN GE-M800A-D1-NO SF ATX12V
Video - EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB PCIe
 

Bohoba

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I think I would get the memory checked ..

do you have them installed 1,3 or 2,4 try moving them around or using 1 stick. if that works get the latest bios f6b I think and burn that in before going any futher