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post #2311 of 2907
Hey, there's no option to boot from USB CD!!

I need to install WIn7 from an external USB CD but there's no boot option on the BIOS/UEFI! PRessing F11 does not help, it only lists the devices plugged to SATA ports. Changing the CD from USB3.0 to USB2.0 also does not help...

ANy advise?

THanks!
post #2312 of 2907
Hi overclock.net

I have an Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 z68 motherboard and no matter whether my graphics card (sapphire 7970 OC) is installed 100% properly or not, the weight of the card is pulling down on the PCI-E slot and making the card lose connection with the motherboard. Even when the card is screwed in properly and the PCI-E card slot locking mechanism is in place, any slight bump of the computer (such as me walking past it...) will cause my screen to go black. I am currently holding my graphics card up to reduce stress on the slot with my diablo 3 box...

I cant see any long term solution to this problem... (I figured the PCI-E slots would be made to handle the weight of any high-end graphics card), and I don't like the chances of getting any form of warranty for the issue.
Is this a problem anyone has experienced or does anyone have any advice? :S

Cheers
post #2313 of 2907
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Originally Posted by beanscene View Post

I don't like the chances of getting any form of warranty for the issue.
Is this a problem anyone has experienced or does anyone have any advice? :S
Cheers

I've seen this problem more than once in this thread alone. Even Wicked the "OP" had a similar problem. He originally thought it was his video card, I tried to support otherwise smile.gif . He ended up RMA'ing his E7 with NO HASSLES at all, so I don't see why you couldn't do the same?

But here are some things to check ...

1) Confirm PCI_Ex16 is the problem? ... Try the 7970 in the PCI_E 8x (#2 SLI) slot and see if the problem goes away?
2) Check/Swap, DVI (or?) connection and cable (swap cables?) you'd be surprised how many experienced guys overlook this.
2a) Check/Swap, your monitor
3) Try laying your case on it's side, so the card is verticle (no stress), see if problem improves? Can't see your system specs so hopefully you don't have full custom H2o loop redface.gif
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2500K@4.6 24/7 1.34v offset ASRock Z68 Ext4 Gen3 (bios 1.10) EVGA 680GTX Signature 2 (boost 1250) GSkill F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL 1.54v 
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Plextor M3 128GB 1T Samsung F3-storage Asus 24x H100 top exhaust (push/pull kinda?) 
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post #2314 of 2907
http://www.overclock.net/t/1261988/problem-with-asrock-z68-extreme3-gen3/0_40#post_17332888

anyone have any suggestions?
Edited by FLCLimax - 5/26/12 at 9:40am
post #2315 of 2907
Why my 2500k keeps going back to 1.6Ghz on Windows7? frown.gif

I clocked it at 4.5Ghz manually on BIOS... what am I missing?
post #2316 of 2907
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gaucho View Post

Why my 2500k keeps going back to 1.6Ghz on Windows7? frown.gif
I clocked it at 4.5Ghz manually on BIOS... what am I missing?
power savings kicking in - and that is the way it is supposed to work. load the CPU up and see if it doesn't clock up to 4.5GHz.
post #2317 of 2907
Quote:
Originally Posted by beanscene View Post

Hi overclock.net
I have an Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 z68 motherboard and no matter whether my graphics card (sapphire 7970 OC) is installed 100% properly or not, the weight of the card is pulling down on the PCI-E slot and making the card lose connection with the motherboard. Even when the card is screwed in properly and the PCI-E card slot locking mechanism is in place, any slight bump of the computer (such as me walking past it...) will cause my screen to go black. I am currently holding my graphics card up to reduce stress on the slot with my diablo 3 box...
I cant see any long term solution to this problem... (I figured the PCI-E slots would be made to handle the weight of any high-end graphics card), and I don't like the chances of getting any form of warranty for the issue.
Is this a problem anyone has experienced or does anyone have any advice? :S
Cheers

Does this happen when you use the integrated video? Is this a brand new video card, have you tried it in other motherboards and does the same thing happen? I would want to rule out any shorts on the card itself.

I just had the weirdest thing happen with my Extreme3 last weekend, when my sound suddenly became extremely garbled, distorted, and I checked EVERYTHING related to audio, changed drivers, you name it, and it turned out to be that the sata cable connection on the mobo to my storage drive was loose. Still makes no sense why that would cause audio problems ( was convinced my mobo was bad, and was ready to RMA). But it underscores that maybe something else is causing this. Anyway, good luck, hope you sort it out. That kind of stuff is frustrating.

marty
post #2318 of 2907
Hey, thanks for the reply guys.
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Originally Posted by TomcatV View Post

I've seen this problem more than once in this thread alone. Even Wicked the "OP" had a similar problem. He originally thought it was his video card, I tried to support otherwise smile.gif . He ended up RMA'ing his E7 with NO HASSLES at all, so I don't see why you couldn't do the same?
But here are some things to check ...
1) Confirm PCI_Ex16 is the problem? ... Try the 7970 in the PCI_E 8x (#2 SLI) slot and see if the problem goes away?
2) Check/Swap, DVI (or?) connection and cable (swap cables?) you'd be surprised how many experienced guys overlook this.
2a) Check/Swap, your monitor
3) Try laying your case on it's side, so the card is verticle (no stress), see if problem improves? Can't see your system specs so hopefully you don't have full custom H2o loop redface.gif

It had taken me about a month to finally come to the conclusion that the PCI-E slot is to blame.
I went through 3 DVI cables that i knew worked, and tried two monitors also haha.
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Originally Posted by tootercomputer View Post

Does this happen when you use the integrated video? Is this a brand new video card, have you tried it in other motherboards and does the same thing happen? I would want to rule out any shorts on the card itself.
I just had the weirdest thing happen with my Extreme3 last weekend, when my sound suddenly became extremely garbled, distorted, and I checked EVERYTHING related to audio, changed drivers, you name it, and it turned out to be that the sata cable connection on the mobo to my storage drive was loose. Still makes no sense why that would cause audio problems ( was convinced my mobo was bad, and was ready to RMA). But it underscores that maybe something else is causing this. Anyway, good luck, hope you sort it out. That kind of stuff is frustrating.
marty

I then freaked out because I thought my video card was faulty (Because as you asked, it is only a couple of months old), tried integrated graphics.. computer crashed still when playing games. Checked all my RAM. Had a faulty stick and thought I had fixed the problem by replacing it. until I still got black screens when the PC got moved.
Graphics card is just using the standard cooler, I have tried it in the 8x lane but didn't keep it in there long enough to see if it really had any problems.
I am pretty adamant that it is the PCI-E slot that is causing the problem because having it propped up with a box inside the case has completely stopped all my issues. Not to mention I can see the pins getting very bent in the socket when I let the card sit with no prop.

If someone has successfully RMA'd a mobo that had the same issue then that's pretty good news. I will ring up the dealer this week and see what they can do.
Thanks again,
post #2319 of 2907
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Originally Posted by Anusha View Post

power savings kicking in - and that is the way it is supposed to work. load the CPU up and see if it doesn't clock up to 4.5GHz.


That's correct, I run prime95 and they went up to 4.5Ghz. But it errored out after 1¹/²hr, with a strange error......

I think it's my memory, but I'm not sure. I bought this mobo used from a friend that has a save profile on BIOS, and the DRAM settings are all manually set. So I *suspect* there should be something on the memory. (my memory is GSkill Sniper 8gb - 2x4Gb - 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28)

Any suggestions to run this memory stable on this mobo (z68 ext3 gen3)?

Thanks,
post #2320 of 2907
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gaucho View Post

That's correct, I run prime95 and they went up to 4.5Ghz. But it errored out after 1¹/²hr, with a strange error......
I think it's my memory, but I'm not sure. I bought this mobo used from a friend that has a save profile on BIOS, and the DRAM settings are all manually set. So I *suspect* there should be something on the memory. (my memory is GSkill Sniper 8gb - 2x4Gb - 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28)
Any suggestions to run this memory stable on this mobo (z68 ext3 gen3)?
Thanks,

Post your system specs and "head" the advice already given ... like start reading at least THIS THREAD ... you would already understand Intel Speedstep etc ... and you would've run across this link regarding your ram rolleyes.gif

http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=10062
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K@4.6 24/7 1.34v offset ASRock Z68 Ext4 Gen3 (bios 1.10) EVGA 680GTX Signature 2 (boost 1250) GSkill F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL 1.54v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 128GB 1T Samsung F3-storage Asus 24x H100 top exhaust (push/pull kinda?) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7-64bit SP1  QNIX QX2710 PLS 1440p @ 120Hz G-15 Corsair HX850w 
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Haf 922 (modded) MX518 X-trac Audigy 2ZS w/ Logitech Z680 5.1 Speakers  
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 128GB 1T Samsung F3-storage Asus 24x H100 top exhaust (push/pull kinda?) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7-64bit SP1  QNIX QX2710 PLS 1440p @ 120Hz G-15 Corsair HX850w 
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