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Hello all,

Not quite sure where this post belongs so if it needs to be moved thats np with me.

I just updated my rig with a new MB, RAM, and CPU.

MB: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
RAM: G.skill Ripsaw 2 4GIG sticks 1866
CPU: 1090T Phenom II 6x

I build the system everything came up fine, installed drivers ran a few benchmarks (3dmark Vantage i scored 14256). Overall seemed to be working well. I loaded up CPUz to check my everything found out ram was running at 1600 instead of 1866. So i went to the G.skill website and found out what i needed to do to get it to 1866. I had to change the FSB to 233 and lower my multiplier to 14. to keep my CPU as close to stock as possible. Think the CPU was at 3.246 after i did that. I ran Memtest 4.20 for 12 hours no errors. Booted into windows ran 3dmark vantage again to make sure i would make it all the way though, it did.

Now that i was happy with my ram speed i wanted to try over clocking. So i rebooting into BIOs and increased my multiplier from 14 to 14.5 saved and exit. My computer boots up but my monitor inst getting any signal. I tried moved the cable to the 2nd card got nothing. Thought might be a voltage setting with the NB so i pulled the battery out (after i turned off the computer and unplugged it) Let the battery sit out for about 3 or 4 mins put it back in booted the system up and same thing. I can hear the music that windows is loading and when i hit the power switch it turns it back off.

I'm not sure where i need to go from here. I did this right before heading to work so now its all i can think about lol. I plan on trying to reseat the cards and taking one out if reseating doesn't work. I know the cards are good because they were the same as my last system.

Guess my thing is i don't know if the problem is with the cards or the NB or maybe something else i don't even know about. any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks


my Vid cards are 2 ASUS 4850's
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Originally Posted by troc7e View Post
Hello all,

Not quite sure where this post belongs so if it needs to be moved thats np with me.

I just updated my rig with a new MB, RAM, and CPU.

MB: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
RAM: G.skill Ripsaw 2 4GIG sticks 1866
CPU: 1090T Phenom II 6x

I build the system everything came up fine, installed drivers ran a few benchmarks (3dmark Vantage i scored 14256). Overall seemed to be working well. I loaded up CPUz to check my everything found out ram was running at 1600 instead of 1866. So i went to the G.skill website and found out what i needed to do to get it to 1866. I had to change the FSB to 233 and lower my multiplier to 14. to keep my CPU as close to stock as possible. Think the CPU was at 3.246 after i did that. I ran Memtest 4.20 for 12 hours no errors. Booted into windows ran 3dmark vantage again to make sure i would make it all the way though, it did.

Now that i was happy with my ram speed i wanted to try over clocking. So i rebooting into BIOs and increased my multiplier from 14 to 14.5 saved and exit. My computer boots up but my monitor inst getting any signal. I tried moved the cable to the 2nd card got nothing. Thought might be a voltage setting with the NB so i pulled the battery out (after i turned off the computer and unplugged it) Let the battery sit out for about 3 or 4 mins put it back in booted the system up and same thing. I can hear the music that windows is loading and when i hit the power switch it turns it back off.

I'm not sure where i need to go from here. I did this right before heading to work so now its all i can think about lol. I plan on trying to reseat the cards and taking one out if reseating doesn't work. I know the cards are good because they were the same as my last system.

Guess my thing is i don't know if the problem is with the cards or the NB or maybe something else i don't even know about. any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks


my Vid cards are 2 ASUS 4850's
If you didn't do something else other than raising the multiplier from 14 to 14.5 and got no display, it's very unlikely related to graphics adapter. Removing CMOS battery should reset the BIOS and restore all settings back to BIOS default yet got no POST.

At this point what you could do is to reset the CMOS which you already did. Remove the battery out for few hours, remove all but 1 stick of RAM, use onboard video if it has one, if not put the ASUS4850 in different PCIe slots, and one HDD. Put the battery back and turn it on, if fails to POST, watch for the debug code sequence and the codes it stops at. If you have the tiny PC speaker on the motherboard, listen to the beep codes (3 long, short beeps etc).

Let's hear for more helpful replies.
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Make sure you aren't overclocking the PCIe lanes too.

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If you didn't do something else other than raising the multiplier from 14 to 14.5 and got no display, it's very unlikely related to graphics adapter. Removing CMOS battery should reset the BIOS and restore all settings back to BIOS default yet got no POST.

At this point what you could do is to reset the CMOS which you already did. Remove the battery out for few hours, remove all but 1 stick of RAM, use onboard video if it has one, if not put the ASUS4850 in different PCIe slots, and one HDD. Put the battery back and turn it on, if fails to POST, watch for the debug code sequence and the codes it stops at. If you have the tiny PC speaker on the motherboard, listen to the beep codes (3 long, short beeps etc).

Let's hear for more helpful replies.
Thanks for the reply! I will definitely give it a try once i get off work this evening. Ill post back my results.
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Ok this is what i did and had no luck.

First i used a screw driver to touch the CLR_CMOS jumper as it stated in the manual. Then i pulled the battery anyway just to be 100% sure that the CMOS would be cleared. While the battery was pulled i went ahead and pulled out my ram and video cards. I then let it sit for about two hours. I went back and put everything back but i rotated the ports they were in. Powered it up it POSTs fine just like before but still no video. I heard windows boot up sound still no video. I move the DVI cable between all 4 ports between the two cards, nothing. I press the power button on my pc, i hear windows power down sound and it turns off.

Next is take out one video card and leave in one. I test it in both PCIE ports i get nothing. I then Swap out the card for the 2nd one and do the same. I get the same results, boots to windows with no video and with out failing POST.

I'm going to take one of my video cards to a local computer shop and see if he can test it in another rig for me. And i'm going to send an email to Gigabyte too see what they say, might have to RMA the board if the video card works in another machine.

If anyone else has any ideas i would love to hear them. and thanks again.
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Originally Posted by troc7e View Post
Ok this is what i did and had no luck.

First i used a screw driver to touch the CLR_CMOS jumper as it stated in the manual. Then i pulled the battery anyway just to be 100% sure that the CMOS would be cleared. While the battery was pulled i went ahead and pulled out my ram and video cards. I then let it sit for about two hours. I went back and put everything back but i rotated the ports they were in. Powered it up it POSTs fine just like before but still no video. I heard windows boot up sound still no video. I move the DVI cable between all 4 ports between the two cards, nothing. I press the power button on my pc, i hear windows power down sound and it turns off.

Next is take out one video card and leave in one. I test it in both PCIE ports i get nothing. I then Swap out the card for the 2nd one and do the same. I get the same results, boots to windows with no video and with out failing POST.

I'm going to take one of my video cards to a local computer shop and see if he can test it in another rig for me. And i'm going to send an email to Gigabyte too see what they say, might have to RMA the board if the video card works in another machine.

If anyone else has any ideas i would love to hear them. and thanks again.
If you have or borrow/buy a cheap video card to rule out the motherboard will save you time. There's nothing much you could do other than clear CMOS when it comes to motherboard. I am thinking it's the PCIe/NB going bad or corrupted DMI Pool.

Edit:

WAIT!!!!

You got 2 ASUS video cards. It's the motherboad.
Edited by Ken1649 - 10/19/11 at 8:13am
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WAIT!!!!

You got 2 ASUS video cards. It's the motherboad corrupted DMI pool.
Not going to pretend like i know what that is lol

Is there anything that i can do about it? I know its going to be hard since im not getting video.

And should i get rid of the 2 ASUS card? How did it corrupt the DMI pool

Googling DMI pool now
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Originally Posted by troc7e View Post
Not going to pretend like i know what that is lol

Is there anything that i can do about it? I know its going to be hard since im not getting video.

And should i get rid of the 2 ASUS card? How did it corrupt the DMI pool

Googling DMI pool now
I am stabing in the dark here but very likely what actually happened. Your main BIOS Version is different from the backup chip (second BIOS) version. During the fail OC, the backup BIOS kicked in - problem #1. For some reason without knowing of this process, you hard reset the PC - problem #2, hence corrupted the DMI pool data. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I am almost sure your 2 ASUS are fine.
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I am stabing in the dark here but very likely what actually happened. Your main BIOS Version is different from the backup chip (second BIOS) version. During the fail OC, the backup BIOS kicked in - problem #1. For some reason without knowing of this process, you hard reset the PC - problem #2, hence corrupted the DMI pool data. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I am almost sure your 2 ASUS are fine.
Sounds correct except i never did a hard reset. Even when i OCed, i only increased the multiplier by .5. My PC POSTed np and booted up, i heard the windows chime so i sat and waited for a few mins for the video cards to kick in never did. I unplugged the DVI cables to see if that was an issue. at that point i pressed the power button once and it shut down like normal, heard the shutdown chime and then pc powered off.

I'm going to follow your advice and go check out the local store and see what kind of return policy they have. I know most electronics have the 30 day return no questions asked. I'm in the military and stationed in South Korea so the only place i have to chose from to buy is the military exchange and there rules for returning could be different than best buys or fry's.

If you have any other ideas shoot them at me, i'm trying my best not to RMA the board since it takes 10+ days to get mail out here. Thanks again.
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It looks like a motherboard issue.
Exchange the motherboard if you can.
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