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Mobo causing boot hang

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#1 konakenny7


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Posted 20 March 2010 - 11:24 PM

Ever since original build, computer wouldn't recognize HD right away due to SATA. Common problem with board according to google search.

In order to boot, I would have to press power button, followed by reset button within about 2-3 seconds. Mildly annoying, but worked.

Starting about 9 months ago, computer started freezing on BIOS info/POST screen (as displayed below). I have to hold power button until system shuts off, wait about 8 seconds, then power on again. After that, it boots fine.

Checked manufacturer's website for updated BIOS, build on board is most current and only available. Tried flipping jumpers and swapped out CMOS battery.
Although I intended to when I first bought it, CPU nor memory have never been OC'd. System runs stable any other time.

Any ideas for resolution other than new mobo? Thanks in advance.

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System Specs Main system built April 2008, 320g HD added Feb 2010
BIOS: Version N68SM823 BS 8/23/07
CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+ 65W Black Edition
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

RAM: 4GB G.SKILL DDR2 800 (4 x 1GB)
HD: Western Digital 250G WD2500KS SATA (OS/Apps)
Western Digital 320G WD3200AAKS SATA (Media Storage)

VID: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB GDDR2 PCIe 2.0 x16
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W


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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

My wife's did this, and I replaced the motherboard. No issues since.

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