Solved: Computer powers up/down twice before booting.

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bassamnz

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So, my motherboard and PSU were fried on my old set up. So I bought a new motherboard and PSU.

Asus P6X58D replaced an Asus P6T
And a 1000w replaced another 1000w

Now when I hit the power button, i hear the fans power up twice and on the third time the PC boots up. When I restart the computer it only does the power up/down once and on the second go it boots.

So it goes like

Hit power button>fans on/ hard drive noise>fans/hdd off> fans/hdd on> fans/hdd off> fans/hdd on > boots
Hit restart inside the OS>powers down> fans/hdd on>fans/hdd off>fans/hdd on> boots

What is the problem? is this a problem? I would think it is a very, very bad problem.
 

bassamnz

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Ok let's add another.

I have 6gigs (3x2gb) of ram installed. But dxdiag is only showing 4. Thoughts? Do i need to configure the motherboard to accept 6?
 

bassamnz

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Solved! So it turns out one of the memory ports on my brand new motherboard is broken and that's why that slot is not appearing and also what's causing the power issues.

I took the card out of that one and the power issues are fixed and When i put it in another slot, i get all 6 gigs.

I have to go complain to the retailer now so that they give me a new one.
 
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I kind of have this exact same problem w/ my new barebones kit except it does the on/off thing indefinitely.

I don't know if its the 450W PS or the cheap Gigabyte motherboard, but I will try the RAM thing when I get home. Unfortunately, my board only has 2 slots.
 
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