Infinite Boot Loop, No post

By joseph1912
Jul 5, 2013
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  1. I've had this problem for several months now, I'm extremely frustrated.

    Basically this all started when I traded my i5 2500k for my friends 3130 & $100. I installed my i5 into his system and his 3130 was working fine, we played a little BF3 before I removed it. So throw in my 2500k and it worked fine on his system, I went home and installed his i3 and this loop cycle (shown on video below) started. I took it to a PC Repair shop and I got a diagnosis for around 10 bucks, they said the motherboard was broken. I went on ebay and bought a new motherboard (Z68A-GD65) for around $65 new (good deal) so I just got it and it does the same thing.

    Things I've tried.

    Different Motherboard (got a new one )
    Different RAM
    Different PSU
    Clear CMOS
    Remove Motherboard's battery & put it back in.
    Re-did my build from scratch, made sure no standoffs were touching the motherboard
    Reapplied thermal grease on CPU


    i3 3220
    HD 7870
    Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz LP

    To make clear, the PC does not boot at all, no post, no BIOS screen.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The i3 may not be compatible with your motherboard...

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