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ROG Maximus IV Gene-Z 04 pch initialization before microcode loading

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Hey all,

I got all my new parts for my new pc

ROG Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen 3
i7 2700k
4x4 Gb Corsair Vengance LP RAM
Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler
ASUS GTX580 DirectCu
Fatality 750W power supply
2x 1Tb Hitachi 7k1000D
2x Samsung DVD writers
Icy Box front bay card reader
Corsair 500R


I put everything together nicely with no problems. I turned it on and i got the splash screen, i went to the EFI BIOS and checked everything was detected and it was. I pressed F10 to save and exit. upon exiting the computer turned off and now when i try and turn it back on again, it will turn on for about 5 seconds and then turn off. Doesn't even display anything on screen. the Debug code on the motherboard says 04, which corresponds to 'pch initialization before microcode loading' . I don't actually know what that means and i have tried searching the internet for help but have had no luck.

Hoping someone on here know how to fix this or if i need to replace the board, which i really don't want to have to do.

All tips and help are greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 4
Seems like BIOS related problem.

If I were you I would first:
1) Push MemOK button to check if it is not RAM.
2) Reset BIOS by using a jumper or taking a battery off.

Better wait for those who have this Mobo, as I got it only 2 days ago. =)
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MemOK did nothing and i will reset the BIOS as last resort just in case i have to send it back and they complain.
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how long have you waited after the initial and second power down? is your ram on the qvl list? if it is, is your bios the latest?i get the double start from time to time, but am over clocked (i need to monkey about with more settings, i'd imagine). if your memory is indeed on the qvl, i'd try with one stick in the appropriate slot, and disable any controllers you are not using (jmicron, usb3, etc). make sure all your mobo power connectors are connected.
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