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PC wont post, EB error?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by gordonheimer, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. gordonheimer

    gordonheimer Thread Starter

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    I just finished putting together my friends CPU. At the boot it stays at the intel screen and says EB in the bottom corner. After about 20seconds it powers off. We originally had to replace the ram because it was too high voltage but now we still have a problem. I am thinking the motherboard is still having a problem reading the RAM. Anyone have any ideas of what i could do?

    Here is what he has.
    Intel BOXDP45SG LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail

    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996585 - Retail


    Also i keep trying to enter BIOS by pressing F2 and it seems like the USB keyboard isnt getting power either.

    I took out the battery, left it out for about 5 hours to try and clear CMOS, I also changed the jumper too and still no progress.
     
  2. Skyco

    Skyco

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    Hello gordonheimer,

    It sounds like it may be the Motherboard, is it seated correctly?

    An electral spike may have even corrupted the BIOS, may be worth looking into reflashing it. If you haven't flashed a BIOS before, don't do it though, you don't want to cause more problems than solve. :)

    Are you using any Raid drives? Remember that most BIOS settings default to IDE, so don't overlook it being a BIOS setting that needs to be changed.

    Hope that helps, Goodluck.
     
  3. gordonheimer

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    i havent checked to see if it is seated correctly, would that cause any issues?

    Im not using any RAID drives, and I have never flashed BIOS before
     
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