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Hi, all!

Though, now when trying to boot, I get a steady, not blinking, cursor in the upper-left side, not in the corner, though, of a black screen and that's it. If I could get it to boot from CD/DVD, at least I could restore from a backup...I take two per week, so no big loss, there.

I've tried what I think is everything. No sound card, only the single HDD, only a DVD, both separately, different RAM slots, and a bunch of other stuff which was so silly, I can't remember...no dice.

Can y'all help an old IT-guy out with his discombobulation?

My gut tells me it's AHCI vs. IDE on the SATA interface. Could be wrong. This board defaults to AHCI, but older boards defaulted to IDE.
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I have a Silverstone FM121 120mm fan that is being used as the rear case exhaust fan. It is rated at 110cfm and I believe it because there is a strong wind coming out of the back of the case. There are 4 120mm fans rated at 56cfm pushing air into the case and they can't keep up with it. But, it is a bit noisy.

I got brave and did an OCCT large data set stress test today and temps stabilized at 42C. That made me try the small data set. It looked like it was stabilizing at 60C when it started throttling. mad.gif I know the Arctic A30 CPU HSF isn't quite good enough and will be upgrading that, but was hopeful that the VRMs would stay cool after putting the brace behind the board and upgrading the cooler. But no, the board still appears to be warped.

ARRG! Ozzy flattened his board (see above). If you have space behind the VRM (my case has a cutout for the CPU backplane there), then you can use something to support it.

The problem is the location. Most of your air flows right over the VRM. So it gets very little air over the fins of the VRM heatsink. I would do what I did (that sentence was less awkward in my head). In addition to all the other air in your case, blow some RIGHT ON the VRM. After you flatten it, of course.

Edited after reading your post again. Don't want to tell you stuff you already know.
Edited by riemann42 - 6/10/13 at 4:38pm
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post #5943 of 12377
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My gut tells me it's AHCI vs. IDE on the SATA interface. Could be wrong. This board defaults to AHCI, but older boards defaulted to IDE.

Yeah, tried that...it was in the "silly ideas" area. No change.

Even moved around to different SATA ports....

Thanks, though! I'm up for pretty much anything at this point. It's FAR from my first build, but it's the first one to be so testing of my patience.

edit: Actually, I'll try this again, just for grins...y'never know...

edit 2: Yeah, no change.
Edited by mckellyb - 6/10/13 at 5:15pm
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Yeah, tried that...it was in the "silly ideas" area. No change.

Even moved around to different SATA ports....

Thanks, though! I'm up for pretty much anything at this point. It's FAR from my first build, but it's the first one to be so testing of my patience.

edit: Actually, I'll try this again, just for grins...y'never know...

edit 2: Yeah, no change.

I got nothing. The cursor thing is what you get when it finds no boot device. I had it when I failed to include the old 500 GB hard drive. Turns out my boot partition was on it. So, running through options:

1) UEFI is set to Windows 8, but system was built on legacy and legacy boot not enabled.

2) Boot order is set wrong, so hit, F10? and try choosing by hand.

3) Try loading a linux repair CD, see if it will boot to that by some magic.

4) You need a goat and two chickens. Call me after you get them.
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1) UEFI is set to Windows 8, but system was built on legacy and legacy boot not enabled.

2) Boot order is set wrong, so hit, F10? and try choosing by hand.

3) Try loading a linux repair CD, see if it will boot to that by some magic.

4) You need a goat and two chickens. Call me after you get them.

Well, good to know it's not finding anything...at least I know what it 'thinks'.

Set to other OS, by default, so that's cool. Boot on this is F12...I've worn the key in the past 10 days.

I can't get it to boot from the Windoze CD or the Macrium disc used for restores. It just refuses to see anything, though it used to kinda see the HDD, 'cause I'd get the Win 7 splash screen for about 5-7 seconds, then it'd...I don't remember, now. I think it'd reboot. Yeah, that's what it'd do.

Any chance this board is defective?

Goat and two chickens, eh? brb... I'm in Texas, shouldn't be a problem.

edit: I looked at and changed the SATA/IDE settings, the UEFI to legacy, if possible, and tried another half-dozen times. The BIOS sees the internal drive and one external, but that's it. Can't even see the DVD drive, anymore. It decided to stop working completely, too. As if it has no power, but it does. If I leave the system off for a while, it'll come back to life, though it still will not boot from it.
Edited by mckellyb - 6/10/13 at 5:51pm
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Well, good to know it's not finding anything...at least I know what it 'thinks'.

Set to other OS, by default, so that's cool. Boot on this is F12...I've worn the key in the past 10 days.

I can't get it to boot from the Windoze CD or the Macrium disc used for restores. It just refuses to see anything, though it used to kinda see the HDD, 'cause I'd get the Win 7 splash screen for about 5-7 seconds, then it'd...I don't remember, now. I think it'd reboot. Yeah, that's what it'd do.

Any chance this board is defective?

Goat and two chickens, eh? brb... I'm in Texas, shouldn't be a problem.

Can you boot to a CD when only a single DVD drive is plugged into port 5 or 6 on the board?

Edit: And all other ports disconnected.

Edit 2: Sorry, can't help myself: I meant a REAL goat and two chickens, not Perry, Cruz, and Cornyn.
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post #5947 of 12377
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Can you boot to a CD when only a single DVD drive is plugged into port 5 or 6 on the board?

Edit: And all other ports disconnected.

Edit 2: Sorry, can't help myself: I meant a REAL goat and two chickens, not Perry, Cruz, and Cornyn.

Hmmm...just a DVD drive on 5 or 6...don't know if I've tried that, yet.

BTW, the Texas politician thing is spot-freakin'-on. Those three are the embarrassment trifecta.

Welp, first time, hit F12, the CD drive is there, on SATA 5 (6), select it, nothing. Black screen.

Restart, the drive starts seeking like a madman, turning on/off faster and faster, until it stops. After this, no bootable device found...go fish.

I'm beginning to lean toward toasted board. The only thing left which could be bad is the CPU, and it looks fine in the BIOS.
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Yeah, unless your DVD drive or disc are toast (as you have two and have tried multiple discs that would be bad luck indeed), then it's likely that the CPU is failing. You could try changing the multiplier to x7 and see what that gets you, I guess. I am out of ideas.
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Multiplier...I'll have to look through the BIOS. Sounds familiar, but I've been in there so much, it's almost overload, 'cause nothing seems to change, well, anything.

Gah! New CPU. That would really suck, though I could go 8-core...

Man, this is getting expensive. Still, less expensive and much better than a store-bought HP/Dell.
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riemann42: If you read back a hunnert or so pages you will see that I have tried many different solutions. At the moment the mobo has a Thermalright HR-90U MOSFET cooler on it that sticks up into the air stream between a 74cfm and a110cfm fan. That is what I call a wind tunnel. The UD3 is toast.

mckellyb: Your situation sounds very similar to what I ran into when I bought this UD3 last January. I tried everything anyone suggested and the only thing that worked for me was to format the hard drives.
Now I had a perfectly good running puter before the switch. It's only problem was that the Q6600 cpu could no longer keep up with modern games. Seriously, if you have a spare HD laying around, format it and give that a try. If it works, then RMA that POS of a UD3 and start over with a better board.
I wuz stupid and soldiered on with a bad bios until it smoked the VRMs. Now I'm crying in my beer.
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