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Ultra 40 M2 no BIOS screen shuts down

Ultra 40 M2 no BIOS screen shuts down

Ultra 40 M2 no BIOS screen shuts down

First, the case says it is an M2, but the sockets say 940. I read from the manual that the M2 uses Socket F. However, this is beside the point.

I think either the CMOS chip is bad or something is loose. Here is what happens. I turn it on (or just plug it in). The cooling system starts up. Until I started moving the RAM sticks around, this was all that would happen. When I started moving the sticks around, it started shutting down after less than two minutes.

At one point I forgot to reinstall the upright cooling stack next to the HDD. I was able to hear the HDD spinning, so the parts are talking to each other. They are just not speaking to me in turn.

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