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Vito

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Iowa
Rig has been running fine for a year.
Not over-clocked at the moment.
This morning I powered down..then did a re-boot.
Rig will power up....mobo lights up...But I have no beeps, no BIOS...nothing.
Stalled or something?

I then did this:
  1. CMOS clear...Same result
  2. Battery pull..same result
  3. Did a bare bones boot. ( CPU, Video, 1 DDR2 stick) Same result
  4. Tried a different C2D CPU....Same
  5. Tried different video card..Also tried video card in slot #2...Both same results.
  6. Tried a different PSU..Same results..

I'm at wits end here.
Bad mobo???
 
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Vito

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Location
Iowa
Update:

I went back and tried to boot with one memory stick again.
Placed a stick in slot 1 for the bare bones try.
Stick 1...no good.
Stick 2...no good..
Stick 3...no good..
Stick #4....GOOD...it post..beeps...booted into Windows 7.

Now WTF here?
Did I fry not one but 3 memory sticks??
These sticks are all G-Skill PC6400 DDR2- 1Gb each.
 
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Vito

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Location
Iowa
check each of the sticks in Ram 2-4.. might be wonky slot rather than wonky ram.

Did what you said.
And I still have the 1 "good" stick that passes the test.
3 sticks still bad.

.
How could 3 sticks go bad?
I can see maybe one...but for 3?
All bought at same time.
 

MARCI

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I'm not sure. I had a similar experience last year.. had 2x1 Crucial Ballistix, and 2x1 Crucial Ballistix Tracers. Had a power fluctuation in the house one night.. lost 3 of the 4 sticks. RMA'd the tracers, which are sitting in my dads web browser (which is sitting in a DD Waterbox, Thanks DaddyJaxx)