Question **FINAL UPDATE!** "New" CPU, powers on then off

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Tullphan

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I'm running a MSI P67A GD-80 Rev.3 with 16GB ram, 5850 video card, a 1 and 2TB HDD, and 2 DVD R/W's.
I previously had an i5 2500K in it and it ran fine. I decided to "upgrade" to an i7 3700.
After I installed it and hit the power button, the system powered on (ie lights on motherboard, fans spinning), ran for about 5 seconds, turned itself off, the started again, into a loop. Nothing ever showed up on the screen.
Here's what I've tried so far:
Removed MB from case and tried to bench test it, ensure everything was seated (three times), ensured the CPU was in correctly, ensured a good connection between the CPU and heatsink, replaced the PSU with a larger (100W Corsair) one.
I tried a different CPU, another i7 3700, and got the same results.
Am I missing something here?
Thanks.
 

Tullphan

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Hmm. Are you using the correct USB socket? I had to use a specific one to flash my old ASRock board. It wouldn't read off anything else.
I’ve used all the USB ports on my motherboard, the one on my keyboard, and the two on my case.
Frustrating.
 

Thunder 57

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I’ve used all the USB ports on my motherboard, the one on my keyboard, and the two on my case.
Frustrating.
I hate the ask the obvious but do you have the ROM in the "root folder" which is bad phrasing IMO, and not in some folder or subfolder?
 

Tullphan

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I followed the directions. First, I unzipped the downloaded to my desktop, then copied that to my USB drive. That didn't work so I copied the one file in that folder to my thumb drive.
That didn't work either.
My thumb drive was freshly formatted (full, not quick format) and had only the one file in it.
 

Tullphan

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I chatted online with a MSI tech this evening. I sent him a picture of my BIOS screen and he stated that it was an old one. Cool, but an old one.
I tried the same things as he suggested which are the same things I’ve mentioned here.
 

Tullphan

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Final update:
Online w/MSI tech again. He informed me that I had to boot into windows, put in the thumb drive, and run the program on the thumb drive. Did that, PC restarted on its own, and now I have a flashing cursor in my upper rich corner of my screen.
I guess it's fried.
Can anyone suggest a good quality 1155 motherboard? I don't want to buy all new components as the PC doesn't get much use.
 

Markfw

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1155 ? try to get something newer, and cheap. Whats the budget ? AM4 has some cheap motherboards and CPUs now.
 
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Final update:
Online w/MSI tech again. He informed me that I had to boot into windows, put in the thumb drive, and run the program on the thumb drive. Did that, PC restarted on its own, and now I have a flashing cursor in my upper rich corner of my screen.
I guess it's fried.
Can anyone suggest a good quality 1155 motherboard? I don't want to buy all new components as the PC doesn't get much use.
Yikes! Well, if you need a replacement 1155 motherboard, I would go with a good Z77 board. The P67 boards and the like definitely were a bit finicky I have found. Then came Z68, which was a big improvement, and then Z77. Any Z77 board should also support your Ivy Bridge CPU out of the box, and in general they tend to have better BIOS interfaces, and better stability, at least in my experience.

I would look for a used Z77 board for the right price from MSI or Asus. I myself had the MSI Z77 GD65 at one point with a 3770k, and was very happy with it. Later sold it to a friend.

HOWEVER: as Mark mentions, a new build may be a better option, depending on price. I suspect that many of the good 1155 boards will fetch quite the price premium, even used, due to scarcity. Look around at Z77 boards pricing, and then compare to the cost of a B550 + 5600(G) + DDR4.
 

Thunder 57

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Z75 would probably work just fine as well. The differences between it and Z77 were minimal. I had one and it was great. My brother still has one going strong, knock on wood.

It's harder to find an old motherboard than CPU do you really just have to search and see what's available at a reasonable price. At this point it may be throwing good money after bad. I'm not sure what your needs are so it's hard to say.
 

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