New Build issues....kinda starts...help please?

pwrntspd

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I just recently bought a new Gigabyte Ep45 DS3R, OCZ reaper 4gb, OCZ 600 watt PSU, and an Asus 4850. Everything is plugged in correctly but when i go to start it, it turns on for a second then shuts down, then turns on again, and shuts down again...over and over....whats going on? Its trying to start.
 

JDocs

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I have an Asus board but had a similar problem. It was to do with the ram voltages (standard being 1.8). So I eventually left one stick in, booted up and adjusted the volts then put the rest in.

Hope it helps.
 

zipz0p

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Sounds like a power/frequency issue. My board gets into those loops when I try to boot it on settings that are too aggressive.

Another thing to try is to short the CMOS pins (I think your board probably has it, my GA-EP35-DS3R has it). This will effectively reset the BIOS. I had to do this to get my board to POST the first time.
 

pwrntspd

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Ill be sure to check those things. I thought i had reset the bios earlier...just curious though how long do i have to short it out to reset it? and just so you guys know im actually using a zalaman 7700 cooler on my CPU, so ill be sure all the screws are tightened down and its sitting properly.