Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New i7 build cycles on and off?

18 Nov 2012   #21
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You could also do the standard no boot diagnostic:

Completely start over by disassembling the build. (Option: perform this with the motherboard out of the case, on an anti-static surface, power supply connected, using a screwdriver to short the PWR pins to start the system)
  • Install only the CPU and heat sink and test. You should get a BIOS beep code for no RAM. Test is good.
  • Then one stick of RAM and test. No Video beep code.
  • Then Video, monitor and test.
If it loops during that test then you know it is one on those 5 parts.

If it does not give a beep code then it is PS, MB, or CPU.


If all is good after video, then put the MB back in the case and test again.


If you have a multimeter, you can hook it up to one of the spare molex connectors 12v and leave it to observe voltages for dropping or spikes during all tests.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Nov 2012   #22
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I don't believe this has anything to do with my loop issue but does anyone know if with 2 dedicated 6 pins running to my GPU card would I need the 6 pin to the mobo? See picture, sorry for shaky pen.
From MSI, but usually not required for a single card, I believe.

New i7 build cycles on and off?-z.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #23
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you see a POST screen at all? Check the BIOS version as Steve said, it may still not have the correct BIOS installed.

Did you check the stand offs as suggested and reset the CMOS? Try loosening the CPU cooler screws one half turn. Make sure you don't have an extra stand off on the board tray, I've done that one.

All in all I suspect this board is no good. I've seen the same behaviour on a Gigabyte and ASRock board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Nov 2012   #24
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Here are some pictures of the build. I don't suspect the PSU as it has been a rock steady unit. I should have built this up on the mobo box first but hindsight is always 20/20. Good news is the old rig is powered up and running like a scalded ape. Here are the details and still open to idea's but I think the mobo is the culprit with the 4 beeps now coming at start up and this indicates the mobo timer ? which should be obvious what that does but I'm not sure at all, maybe I'll google that to research.
New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2613.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2614.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2616.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2618.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2619.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2620.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2621.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2623.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2626.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2636.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2637.jpg

New i7 build cycles on and off?-hpim2638.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Alan you have been given many good suggestions but I really don't know what you have tried and what you haven't tried.
1. I would read through this completely, their is some good information on a few tricks using the bios.
HARDOCP - BIOS - MSI P67A-GD80 Motherboard Review
2. I would also recommend using PS/2 motherboard/mouse connection (I/O back panel)
3. The 8 pin connector to the motherboard is needed. The pictures I found locates that connector in the upper left corner close to the I/O panel.
4. This has been mentioned before but it's very important; check and make sure all 9 mounting holes line up correctly and if their is a guide pin it lines up correctly. You should not have any more than 9 stand off''s. Make sure that nothing is hitting the I/O panel that shouldn't be. Sometimes the tension springs for the usb ports will hit and cause a short to power.
5.I'm presuming you motherboard came with a manual and you are installing the ram as per the manual. It is worth another check.
6. A faulty switch (button) on you case could also be faulty. Your power and reset switch connectors can be switched on the motherboard for testing.
PS. If this motherboard has been installed incorrectly before their is a chance that it is damaged beyond repair. I have seen this happen with miss located stand offs causing a short in the circuits of the motherboard. Lets hope that is not the case.
It would help if you made a list of things in order you have tried and the results. Please don't get in a hurry, step at a time in a orderly fashion.
This post was in process before post #24. Sorry if it mentions things already done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #26
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

LB,
2) All I use is wired usb and the mouse and keyboard light up.
3) 8 pin is used, see pictured
4) Pulled a working ATX AMD mobo out and placed a MSI ATX Intel mobo in it's place so stand off's not the issue.
5) Manual has been read and at first placed all 4 sticks of approved ram then pulled all but first blue ram rail nearest the CPU all with no change.
6) Power switch was fine with both mobo's, no issue there.
7) I've stated the order which I've tried things in this thread but I greatly appreciate the idea's any and all. I can tell that this new (to me) MSI board was likely a returned/retested as it had duplicate stickers on it and other telling items which concern me as this wasn't listed as a re-certified board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I wondered what you meant by "new old board". With such high end hardware why gamble on someone else's problems?

I had a MSI GPU once and when I went for support they told me their forum had many knowledgeable people who could help.

Some ATX boards have an extra screw about mid-board, under the RAM slots.

I know the mod on GSKill forums who builds PCs professionally and he said he won't even use a MSI board unless the customer insists on it due to their lack of support and crappy products. Your AMD MSI board is a stroke of luck I think.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As I stated my last post was in process before you posted your pictures. In post #21 it was mentioned to build your system out of the case. In post #24 you indicated that you haven't done that. It does seem like you have done all the needed checks and balances with you instillation other than building it outside the case. If you believe your motherboard is a return from another user I would not fool with it any more.
RMA if you can.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #29
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Britton,
Actually I've built several MSI rigs (5) so far and with this exception been very pleased. New Old board is a reference to the fact it's a new mobo of a older design.
LB,
The logic seems to be pointing that direction and like I said before I've spoken to MSI in the past with excellent results but I'm disappointed that the mobo didn't post but maybe the odds have caught up with me. All Mfgr's. seem to have these problems but it's the good support that separates them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #30
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hey, here's something I thought of whilst looking at your pics: Re: Water cooling.

Do you have something plugged into the CPU_FAN socket on the board?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New i7 build cycles on and off?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Update cycles on shutdown
First, allow me to state that I'm both impressed with the quality of your help and pleased to have found your site.:) Now to my problem. During shut down of a Win 7 Pro box my screen indicates “Please do not ...” and then “Installing update 1 of …” The preceding two screens cycle continuously....
Windows Updates & Activation
Power cycles on and off after trying to wake from sleep
This started two days ago. When waking up from sleep, the power cycles on and off about every 2-3 seconds. This is happening before any programs are restarted, and the screen is still dark. I first thought it was my new battery backup. I called APC, and they agreed that it had failed even thou...
BSOD Help and Support
Monitor takes multiple power on/off cycles to turn on
I have just started having this issue within the last few weeks. When I log out of Windows, the screen immediately goes black. It used to flash black, then it would turn back on and I'd be at the log-in screen. Now, when I log in, the screen occasionally goes extremely dark. When I say...
Hardware & Devices
Computer power cycles every 3-5 seconds
Hey all, My computer decided to shut down on me in the middle of playing a game a couple of weeks ago. Hardware shut down - no warning, nothing. This is always worrisome, but it was even worse because when I went to turn it back on, it failed to post, stayed on for a couple seconds, then shut...
Hardware & Devices
BSOD 0x0000001e + random power cycles
Random BSODs and power cycles. Sometimes the system will crash while sitting idle. Sometimes it'll freeze when opening an application. Currently unable to pin-point the cause. A few things I've already done: * All drivers updated that I'm aware of. * Power supply replaced with Corsair...
BSOD Help and Support
Need help finding out what's consuming CPU cycles
Hi all, I've got a Dell Precision M6400 laptop running 64 bit Win7 SP1. Hardware wise, it has a Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9100 running a 2.26 Mhz, 6 gB RAM, 350 gB main drive and a 500 gB secondary drive. Rounding out the goodies is a Nvidia Quadro FX 2700 M graphics card. I've updated the...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App