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So I just got my NF750-G55 motherboard, Phenom II x6 1090T, and G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) memory in. I hooked up a Zumax ZU-500W power supply, a hard drive, a DVD burner, and used onboard DVI real quick just to get started. I didn't put anything in a case, just layed it out on my table to get it set up real quick. Sorry for the crappy pics. Photos taken with my cell phone.


I powered it on and it just displayed the MSI NF750-G55 logo and wouldn't progress further. I had the memory in the 2 right BLUE modules so I switched them over to the two left BLACK modules. Powered the system on and same thing. Just displayed the NF750-G55 logo screen and wouldn't boot past the logo.


So I switched PSU's to a Dell 450 watt that I know for a fact works. Same Result. Then I took everything out and just had the CPU/Fan, memory, and monitor hooked up. Same result just the logo screen. So then I had the idea to clear the CMOS with the jumpers and it finally booted past the logo screen into a checksum screen. It said CMOS checksum BAD press F1 to run setup. Press F2 to load default values and continue. If I go into settings and save them and exit, it boots back into the logo screen and will not continue.


So if I clear the cmos and go back to that screen and just hit F2 to save default settings and continue, it says checking NVRAM and will not continue past that screen. I have to clear the CMOS again otherwise it will not boot past the logo screen.


So if I clear the cmos and go back to that screen and hit F11 to enter the boot menu, it says entering boot menu and will not continue past that screen.* I have to clear the CMOS again otherwise it will not boot past the logo screen.


If I clear the CMOS and boot up with just one stick of RAM, CPU, and onboard graphics, it shows this screen.


If I do F1 and make changes and save, it boots back to logo screen and won't continue. If I hit F2 to load defaults and continue it does nothing. If I hit F11 to go to boot menu it does nothing. If I attach hard drive and DVD drive, it is the same results as before. Switching to other stick of RAM returns the same results as well.


Now I am all out of ideas. I* have tried a brand new motherboard battery for the CMOS but that didn't help either. Do i need to install everything in a case and continue from there? Motherboard DOA? Thanks for all your assistance!

EDIT: SOLVED! The mother board kept getting stuck at Checking NVRAM. For whatever reason the NVRAM was corrupt from the factory so flashing the BIOS rewrote over the NVRAM and it is working just fine now!
 

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Oh another thing that I remembered. When I got the CPU in the mail 3 of the pins were bent in the top corner of the CPU and it would not seat in the board. I carefully bent them back and realigned the pins and it seats just fine. It was minor and I don't think that would affect the CPU but I figured I would throw that out there anyways. The BIOS and motherboard recognize the CPU as a Phenom II x6 1090T so I don't really think that is the issue.
 

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I feel so freaking stupid right now. WOW. In my 10 years in Desktop Support and computer support in general I have never felt so stupid. It just now occurred to me that flashing the BIOS would rewrite the NVRAM. Why I didn't think of this earlier I will never know, but I checked the version of my BIOS and I am 1.6. So I thought what the hell. Loaded up 1.7 on a USB stick, booted into BIOS settings, flashed, watched it rewrite the NVRAM (among other things), and OMFG imagine that, it works!!!!!!!!!!!

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Booted up and I installed windows and has been working fine for a day now!
 

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At least you tried all the other logical options before flashing to a new BIOS.


Things obviously should have worked for you from the start since this is a new board and no users had the chance to mess with any settings, but boards shipping with a corrupt NVRAM module every now and then isn't too surprising.
 

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Don't be hard on yourself, sounds like you did everything right. At least you got it fixed without returning it, right? Congratulations on getting it straight!
 
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