Flickering On and Off

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Andrew - Apr 30, 2012 at 03:14 PM
 Andrew - Apr 30, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Here's my setup.

Core i5 2400 @ $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

Asrock H61M U3S3 @ $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

EVGA GTX 560 -KR @ $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660

GSkill 2x4GB 1333MHz @ $60 with promo code EMCKDKA29 (ends June 15th)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB @ $44
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

XFX Core Edition Pro 450 @ $55 ($45 after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207012

Problem:

So it all started when I reformated a while ago. I would turn on my computer and it would flicker on and off in 2 second intervals until I force shutdown. The only way to fix it is to reset bios by taking the battery out. Once I do that it will turn on no problem. If I try to turn the computer on right after I shutdown it usually has no problem, but the problem arrises when I've shut it down all night and come back to turn it on the next day.

Note:

I'm kind of a hardware noob and my buddy built the pc for me.

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Apr 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
You probably need a BIOS update.

I suggest you contact Asrock support at 909-590-8308 to see if they think a BIOS update is what you need.

BIOS updates can be tricky and should only be done with the help of a person who has done it two or three times. A failed BIOS update often can only be fixed by replacing the physical BIOS chip with a new correctly programmed chip.

Good Luck
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I've already updated the BIOS with the help of a friend. It actually fixed the problem for a couple weeks, but just recently it has started happening again. I'm totally bewildered.
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