Chalk another one for the "db error" brigade...
Core i7 Ivy Bridge 3770k
GSkill Ripjaw 1600/8GB sticks
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Palit 9600GT (yes it's old)
Ok, just got my new mobo, cpu, ram and cooler last night... built it up, popped it in my Antec case. Powers on, fans spin, no beeps, error codes cycle, graphics card info comes up (512MB video ram), blue-ish BIOS logo screen comes up... stays for approx 3-4 seconds giving me hope, then shuts off.
Hitting del/escape/end/etc doesn't alter the boot sequence at all... keyboard lights up.
The boot doesn't get far enough for me to see the bios version. Mobo/box says rev 1.0
- Flipped the bios switch - same deal
- Took the mobo out of the case and popped it on cardboard - no bueno
- Put graphics card into different slots - no dice
- Took out graphics card, plugged video straight into dvi ... - same problem
- Tried different keyboards/mice - groundhog day
- Took out all extra ram sticks.. leaving one stick, changed slots - same
- Tried different graphics card - same
- Bios short reset by taking out battery, holding bios clear button, shorting the jumper... etc etc etc.. leaving battery/power out overnight, sacrificing baby unicorns
- Reseated cpu/cooler - I think you get the picture now
So before I commit seppuku with a KFC spork.... figured I swallow my pride and ask here. I've gone through the thread and saw that techiegeek had the same problem. Any other suggestions?
I'm well within the NewEgg RMA period, so I've got no problem returning it if need be.
The one thing I haven't tried is popping an older Sandy Bridge into the mobo (because I don't have one). Looking at the supported CPU list, Ivy Bridge is supported at Bios F6 (April 26th 2012) and after. Since the BIOS logo comes up and it appears to be loading for a few seconds, might the bios be pre-F6 ?
My thought is that the bios is loading in the system info.. starts querying the CPU, gets back some weird info and then basically says, "*** are you, I'm outta here"
I'm going to head over to the nearest PC Club and see the techs can pop a Sandy Bridge into the mobo for kicks.Edited by not5150 - 6/29/12 at 8:39am