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2 years ago#1
My computer reboots five seconds after I press the power button and continuously reboots until I unplug it. When I can cool it off enough to get a full boot, it says "over clocking failed", even though I've never done that and even checked to make sure nothing strange was set in the BIOS.

When cooled enough to get to the error screen, a check of the BIOS reveals normal CPU temperature. The computer is a three year old custom rig running an i7 with stock cooling. I've had no trouble before and was using it minutes before the problems started. I did move it, recently but the fans all appear to be functioning normally and at full speed.

Is it the CPU, motherboard, or something else? It takes a house fan on max setting pointed at the side and roughly 30 minutes between tries to get to the BIOS and error screen.
2 years ago#2
What specific motherboard do you have?
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2 years ago#3
I had a similar problem once, turned out to be the memory that was causing an error in the bios.
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2 years ago#4
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
What specific motherboard do you have?


It is an Asus P8P67 Pro.
2 years ago#5
fatali posted...
I had a similar problem once, turned out to be the memory that was causing an error in the bios.


How did you determine that?
2 years ago#6
Try a CMOS reset?
2 years ago#7
Asellus posted...
Try a CMOS reset?


No effect. But thanks for the suggestion.
2 years ago#8
darkmaian23 posted...
My computer reboots five seconds after I press the power button and continuously reboots until I unplug it. When I can cool it off enough to get a full boot, it says "over clocking failed", even though I've never done that and even checked to make sure nothing strange was set in the BIOS.

When cooled enough to get to the error screen, a check of the BIOS reveals normal CPU temperature. The computer is a three year old custom rig running an i7 with stock cooling. I've had no trouble before and was using it minutes before the problems started. I did move it, recently but the fans all appear to be functioning normally and at full speed.

Is it the CPU, motherboard, or something else? It takes a house fan on max setting pointed at the side and roughly 30 minutes between tries to get to the BIOS and error screen.


Its most likely the psu
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2 years ago#9
steveboblarry posted...
darkmaian23 posted...
My computer reboots five seconds after I press the power button and continuously reboots until I unplug it. When I can cool it off enough to get a full boot, it says "over clocking failed", even though I've never done that and even checked to make sure nothing strange was set in the BIOS.

When cooled enough to get to the error screen, a check of the BIOS reveals normal CPU temperature. The computer is a three year old custom rig running an i7 with stock cooling. I've had no trouble before and was using it minutes before the problems started. I did move it, recently but the fans all appear to be functioning normally and at full speed.

Is it the CPU, motherboard, or something else? It takes a house fan on max setting pointed at the side and roughly 30 minutes between tries to get to the BIOS and error screen.


Its most likely the psu


How can I tell if that's it?
2 years ago#10
Unplug the PSU and turn the computer on. If it doesn't do the reboot loop, it's the PSU.
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