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Ok. I have been fighting this issue with my computer for 2 weeks. Computer has been down for 3 months.

I have an MSI P67-GD55 B3 motherboard, it got stuck in boot cycle so I rma'd it. Still haven't got it back. I ordered an ASRock Extreme 3 Z68 board, which came in DOA. RMA'd. Replacment board booted but gave no video signal, from video card or integrated. I then ordered a Biostar TZ68A+, wouldn't boot either.

So I figured hey it must be the powersupply, so I bought a Corsair TX750M to hold me over. I was using an Ultra X4 850w. Put the 750 in, same thing. Figured well something in the CM 830 must be grounding out my stuff, so I placed all components on my desk, and put the Biostar board on an anti-static bag. Still wouldn't boot.

I removed the GPU MSI Twin Frozr III 2GB, and it boots with intel integrated graphics. As soon as I reinstall the card and hook power to it, the system will not boot. Is this a BIOS issue or a GPU issue?

Also note, the ASRock would not give video signal with the intel integrated graphics on the board, only the biostar has worked for that.

My entire rig is like 3 weeks old, I have had an epic failure of constant motherboard issue in the past with my LGA 775 boards, which is why I ordered all these boards for the 1155. I am going to keep the MSI and ASRock. Do I need to update the BIOS or what is going on? Any ideas?

Didn't know whether to post this in motherboard or gpu section, since its kind of both. So sorry if I should have put it in the motherboard section.

Thanks, OCN. If you need to see any system specs its in my sig.
post #2 of 17
Few things you could try:

1. Update motherboard BIOS.

2. After you put in 6950, reset CMOS and go into BIOS to select the 6950 as primary or disable onboard video.

If that doesn't work, it could be the 6950. If you could test it in other system to rule it out and use other video card test it in your currenct motherboard to narrow it down to the real cause.
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Not sure how that board is but on myne in the bios you can change graphics adapter initialization from iGPU to PCI-E/PCI (and other orders) without the card installed and then install the card after its been saved.
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Also check the power outlet properly grounded
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post #5 of 17
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Alright thanks guys.

If I switch it and I get no video or it wont boot, I will have to clear the CMOS to be able to reboot correct?
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Alright thanks guys.

If I switch it and I get no video or it wont boot, I will have to clear the CMOS to be able to reboot correct?
On mine as long as you dont disable iGPU entirely you wont have to but yeah.

After saving turn it back off. Make sure the video is plugged into whatever card you want to boot on before turning back on.
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post #7 of 17
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Nope, I tried that and it wouldn't boot at all. had to clear cmos
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Does it work now with 6950 as primary?
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post #9 of 17
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No man sure doesn't. I have no idea what its doing. It booted the first time with the card. Its annoying because I've got bf3 and have yet to play it. Can anyone with this board or bios help?

Also ken the bios is the latest version, im also getting a slue of found new hardware errors. Including: my hard drive drivers, cd rom drivers, pci bridge, ata drivers... etc

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post #10 of 17
This is not the first board that wouldn't boot with the card. It must be something else. Could you try to take the board out and boot with 1 stick of RAM, the card and a drive. Try it with and without keyboard and mouse.
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