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Old January 13, 2014, 12:33 PM
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Unhappy PC Crashed and wont turn back on! HELP!

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-Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z (990 FX Chipset)
-CPU: AMD 8350 Black Edt, Stock Speed
-Ram: Patriot Viper 1866 running at 1600 <-Supspect* But idk??
-GPU: MSI GTX 660 oc from factory 1033, 1097 boost clock
-Power: 1000w EVGA Supernova
-Memory: Samsung SSD 120, Seagate HDD 1TB
-Optical: Asus DVD/Rom RW

I was browsing the web watching a youtube vid when my pc crashed, I went to turn it back on and it powered on for a quick sec and immediately turned off again. The Q code of (F.F.) flashes for a sec then shuts off with the rest of the system. I sometimes get a Q code of (40) on my motherboard and i believe its from the ram I was using as its not optimized for my AMD system cud this be fail point? Did I overlook anything or at worst fry something??
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Old January 13, 2014, 12:47 PM
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remove power cord then try to start, reset bios by remove Battery for 5mins, then replace and power up
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Old January 13, 2014, 12:49 PM
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FF is a general code that means something went fatally wrong. Could be a bad board, ram, cpu, anything.

Reset everything and hope it recovers.
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Old January 13, 2014, 01:20 PM
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if your running more then 1 stick of ram, try them on their own.
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Old January 13, 2014, 03:06 PM
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10 Step "No Post" BIOS Recovery Guide
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Old January 13, 2014, 06:55 PM
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its a stupid fail safe thing these boards come with. You have to shut the power supply off for 10 seconds and turn back on reboot. Its a "feature" of the overclocking to help you reset the board back to stock.
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