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Computer restarts 3 times after first boot

KaptCrunch

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wise conclusion ZZlee for most first time miss the instructions on how to update/flash

like exit update/flash when got stuck.......doctor is doing brain surgery then pulls plug out of respiratory system leaving you brain dead

eg. router updated through a wan/lan not direct to PC only ..... update flash sent to wrong unit and killing that received unit

good choice to back up before task ;)
 

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Heh.... firmware updates will make bricks out of things just as easily as a bios update.... rule of thumb is to never update bios / firmware on a possibly unstable system except as a last resort.
yes and power failure is another big concern use a UPS if can
 

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Hey, now i have this problem everyday, actually , every time i restart my computer after 7 hours off i have it ;

my computer restarted for at least 7 times after the gigabyte splashscreen this day. After 7 times i decided to cut the power and restart it and it worked... Btw it does it before scanning for devices and booting. Can't even acess BIOS.

I did a full 40min memtest86 and i tried to switch the motherboard battery but it didn't change anything. Switched PSU's and it looks like i don't have the problem with my sister's Dark power pro gold... Tried to reboot with this PSU about 10 times and everything was fine.


What's confusing is that if i reboot the computer several times with my old (potentially broken) PSU, it works fine, will boot first time... looks like it happens randomly or will always happen if my computer is "cold". So i'm still not 100% sure it's the PSU.

Is there any technical explanation for that? Maybe bad capacitors? And could the PSU make the computer restart after bios screen?
 
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Hey, now i have this problem everyday, actually , every time i restart my computer after 7 hours off i have it ;

my computer restarted for at least 7 times after the gigabyte splashscreen this day. After 7 times i decided to cut the power and restart it and it worked... Btw it does it before scanning for devices and booting. Can't even acess BIOS.

I did a full 40min memtest86 and i tried to switch the motherboard battery but it didn't change anything. Switched PSU's and it looks like i don't have the problem with my sister's Dark power pro gold... Tried to reboot with this PSU about 10 times and everything was fine.


What's confusing is that if i reboot the computer several times with my old (potentially broken) PSU, it works fine, will boot first time... looks like it happens randomly or will always happen if my computer is "cold". So i'm still not 100% sure it's the PSU.

Is there any technical explanation for that? Maybe bad capacitors? And could the PSU make the computer restart after bios screen?

Sure, any of the voltages related to memory could be so far out of tolerance that the motherboard's VRMs can't keep up and thus the bios keeps down clocking / loosening the timing of the memory in an attempt to find a stable setting.

(and if you're wondering why my name appears as having edited your post... that's what happens when a mod accidentally hits the edit button instead of "quote".... :) ).
 

bliz

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Ok, thanks :) Well i bought a BeQuiet Dark power pro 550w 80+gold for my computer, i'll see how it goes.
 

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Really sounds like the Gigabyte cold boot problem. If it is, chances are it will continually get worse until one day it just won't boot anymore. As this issue has been around for almost 10 years now I won't purchase any of their mobo's anymore. Been burned twice by them and since they refuse to do anything about it so I refuse to give them my money.
 

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Indeed... Was not the PSU... The only thing left is the motherboard... It's probably the motherboard, now i'll try to find an old 1155 motherboard somewhere :/
 

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