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So I have put all my parts together for my new lga2011 gaming rig only for it to not work.... Hardware is as follows:

Case: Corsair 600t SE White
PSU: xfx pro series black edition 1050w
Mobo: ASUS P9X79 Pro
CPU: Intel Core i7 3820
RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 8GB(4 x 2gb) DDR3 1600mhz
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire
SSD: Force Series 3 180gb SATA3
CPU Cooler: customized XSPC Rasa 750 RS240


What my issue is, is that i cant seem to get the system to post/boot at all...
I wired it all up, have my video cards in and 8pin mobo power in along with the 24pin.... also the video card power(8pin + 6pin)
I have all 4 dimms in the blue slots and hit the power button on the front panel and the mobo lights up(DRAM LED) and the cd drive spins up as normal and that's it... the monitor sits idle as if it was in sleep mode. I have let the system sit there for a good 5-10mins for nothing to happen. Keep in mind this has happened since the first POST attempt... While running, the Q-Code is showing to be "AF"("exit boot service event").... I looked it up in the manual be what it means, I have no clue... So I have tried running with 2 dimms instead of the 4 and the same thing. I then Switched the RAM back to all 4, and from the blue to the black slots.... With the RAM in this position now, I get a Q-Code of "65"("CPU DXE initialization is started").

I don't know if my problem is a DOA motherboard or incompatible RAM, or whatever the case might be... If there is anyone who has experienced this before or has any insight, please post a response... Really hits hard when you spend large amounts of time and money on something, only for it not to work...
post #2 of 22
Try with a single DIMM, in each of the slots on your motherboard. Try the same with another DIMM to make sure you don't just have a bad module.

Reseat your CPU, and check for 'any' bent pins while you're doing so.

Build outside of the case. In the event that something is grounding out, this will eliminate the issue.

I had a similar problem recently with an 1155 build, and after checking each and every component, found that the CPU was bad. RMA'd it and everything was fixed. It does happen!

Simply isolate everything you possibly can. Unplug everything - you will be able to get down to it being one of three things - the CPU, the Board, or the Video card (no built-in video on the LGA2011). If you have a spare video card, try that out too. I would RMA the CPU first, since that is usually shipped more quickly, and the board second.

Post back with your results.
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post #3 of 22
does it do anything with integrated gfx?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patawic View Post

does it do anything with integrated gfx?


This. Sometimes the motherboard defaults to the onboard graphics.
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i had a problem like this yesterday to fix it i put my cd drive in the sata 3 ports along with my 2 ssd's and it let me boot from cd again
I should game.
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I should game.
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Originally Posted by cloudbyday View Post

This. Sometimes the motherboard defaults to the onboard graphics.

There isn't any onboard video... Along with the fact that I can't even get to the bios since it wont post.... I don't get any output via monitor...
post #7 of 22
Could we have some photos? Especially the f_panel.
Edited by cloudbyday - 3/1/12 at 9:48pm
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post #8 of 22
Try putting everything together outside the case just to make sure there is no grounding issue. Build everything on the motherboard box is normally whats recommended.
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Do you have both video cards plugged in? I would try taking one out.
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you put the cpu in correctly? this onew you can put in backwards. just put one in today, i think you can put it in backwards. biggrin.gif
    
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