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  1. Well, now that I have a new PSU and video card, I tried a 24 hour CMOS clear. Failure. Attempting to power on simply caused the four Debug LEDs to flash and all the fans to spin briefly. Nothing else happens. Is it time to RMA the MOBO?
  2. BTW, I was also using a Seasonic (the 500) as a PSU, and am now using an Enermax noisetaker. That took care of the whole blinking LED thing. It may be possible that the Seasonic did something to the MOBO?
  3. Wow. Your initial problem sounds exactly like what happened to me. One morning, I went to turn on my system, and it was dead. Blinking LED. I figured it was the PSU, so I replaced it. No more blinking LED - but this time, all four red Debug LEDs flashed once and nothing happened. Taking out the gfx card allowed the system to get into the boot up process, but of course it couldn't actually finish because it had no video card. I RMA'd my video card, and have tried the new one in both slots. Still the four Debugs flash - but I'm not getting the blinker anymore. It's not the PSU. It's not the video card. I highly doubt it's my premium RAM. Like you, my system has been up for about 5 months. My usage pattern is also similar to yours. I am thinking it is a problem with the MOBO - something, somewhere, just fried - or something like that. At this point, I am about the send my MOBO back, but I would love some other solution. I have already been without a system for over a month.
  4. Yep, tried in both slots. No difference. But if the system has no gfx card, it all moves further along. I think it can't be the particular gfx card, as EVGA sent me a new one, and my old one worked for a long time without incident. I am beginning to think that something went awry in the MOBO, which seems apropos given that I am posting my problem in this forum. If anyone has anything for me to try before I RMA my MOBO, I'd love to hear it.
  5. Well, after a month of waiting, EVGA sent me a new card. No dice. With the card in, the debug lights flash once and go out, and the ambers are on telling me there's juice to the MOBO. The amber LED by the RAM flickers once, incidentally. So, at this point, I have a new PSU, and new Video card, and I still have this problem. When I push the power switch on the front of the system, I do hear the capacitor discharge (at least, I think that's what that sound is). The fan on the video card jiggles a little, so it must detect some juice. Any ideas? Could something on the MOBO have wigged out?
  6. Thanks Sharp! It was the gfx card. Took it out and everything boots up fine, and last Debug LED stays lit - but all fans power up, drives power up, etc. Guess I'll have to RMA the GTX.
  7. So, my system has been running trouble free since I built it several months ago. A few nights ago, I went to turn power on, and nothing happened. Absolutely nothing. This was completely out of the blue. I did a little checking and noticed that when the PSU I/O switch was turned on, the lower amber flashed. I read a little here, and figured my Seasonic gave up the ghost, so I went out and got an Enermax 600W Noisetaker. Now, when the I/O switch is turned on, both ambers are solid. I'm assuming this is good, and means that power is available. When I push power on for the system, all the fans twirl just a little bit, and all 4 Debug LEDS flash once, and then go out. But the system does not boot. Nothing else happens. Any ideas?
  8. Alright, I was mistaken about the chipset getting up to 66C. It was the Pulse Width Modulator IC that got that hot - which isn't really a problem. Using ITE SG, my load temps read CPU:37C, Chipset:54C, PWMIC:61C - running two instances of Prime. Here's the funny thing: because I initially thought it was the chipset getting so hot, I switched all the jumpers to SLI, and moved my video card to the second slot. This required moving the sound card to the last slot and completely re-cabling the interior of my P180. Anyone who has a P180 knows what this entails! Then I covered the porthole on the top of the case and repositioned that fan as an intake fan in the front. I think it is this rearrangement of fans that dropped the PWM temp 6C, as there is a better windtunnel now. In the end, I'm much happier with the system, and have it stable at 2.5 GHZ!
  9. GPU temps are fine - around 45 C. But it IS sitting right on top of the Vantec fan I put on the chipset. I think I'm going to move the ol' GTX down to the second PCIe slot. I'm also modding my case a bit to create a better wind tunnel.
  10. I've got my Opt165 up to 2.5 on a divider, and running 2 instances of Prime my CPU is steady at 36-37 C, but my chipset temp gets up to 66-67 C! Is this too high? How high is too high on the chipset?
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