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Thread Starter 
Ok, I'm new to the forums, sup guys

anyways... I recently got my $900 and some dollar rig.

Specs are as follows:

16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram
Saphire Radeon 6850 HD
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 7800? I forget)
700 Watt PSU
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores
ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

was happy to put it together and all, but when all said and done it will power up just fine, but the monitors won't detect any video coming from my graphics card...

I know its not the Graphics card that's the problem, because I switched it out for my old graphics card, and same problem..

I know its not the PCIE slot because I tried it on both, and nothing happened..

The Motherboard is supposed to be support ready for AM3+, but my friend says that I need to flash the Bios in order for the motherboard to support the bulldozer, and he says to do so I need an AM3 processor handy...

well as you can imagine, I can't really afford more, given that I just shelled out $900+ ...

do you guys have any ideas of what the problem could be, or a solution for it?

PS: When the system is turned on, everything powers up as it should, but there is no beeping, and while the monitors will recognize that they are plugged into the computer, they will remain on black screen idle, even when the computer is turned on..
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Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
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Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
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post #2 of 7
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post #3 of 7
From all I've heard you do need to flash the bios
I'd contact the mobo mfgr for help if you don't have another cpu to try
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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
do you know if others who have this problem have had the same symptoms?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
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Cooler Master Mid Tower infrared wireless mouse 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mid Tower infrared wireless mouse 
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post #5 of 7
I've read in several threads that you must flash to a newer bios on some boards in order to boot with Bulldozer. Fill out your system specs and update your location, maybe there's a fellow OCN'er in the area that can help you out.
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Monitor
1920x1080 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 BE 4.0GHZ (250 x 15.5) @1.5V m2n32 sli deluxe - 2000mhz @ 1.3V Asus TOP 5850 1GB 950/1200 Kingston HyperX 5-5-5-15 
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rusky1 View Post
I've read in several threads that you must flash to a newer bios on some boards in order to boot with Bulldozer. Fill out your system specs and update your location, maybe there's a fellow OCN'er in the area that can help you out.
ok Rusky, done!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mid Tower infrared wireless mouse 
  hide details  
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mid Tower infrared wireless mouse 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
I've contacted asrock tech support by phone, and yes, its the Bios chip that is out of date, and supposedly they'll be shipping me a new bios chip some time...

once I get email confirmation, I'll let you know
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mid Tower infrared wireless mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Fx 8150 AM3+ 8 cores ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s US Saphire Radeon 6850 HD Vengeance 16 gigs of DDR3 1600 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 7600 RPM (or is it 78 Windows XP - soon Wondows 7 Ultimate 2 flat screen monitors 700 Watt 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Mid Tower infrared wireless mouse 
  hide details  
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