I am looking for some second opinion.
3 weeks ago I've bought ASRock Extreme Z77 with i5-2500K CPU. At the time, when all components came in, I was running temporary MSI GTX460 with it. As soon I've assembled the system, it had some series of some strange POST failures, so I've decided to remove all extra peripherals to install OS etc.
After all was ready to go, I've plugged in GTX460 and got "D6" error on Dr.Debug. After series of restarts and power offs it's finally started alright. I've began to test it with different options i.e -- 6-pin power cables off, on, in PCI-E slot 1, in PCI-E slot 2. Result was quite simple -- with VGA card installed in 4 out of 6 times ended with that D6 code. Also, at the time I was waiting for new power supply (OCZ ZT750) and Zotac GTX560 AMP graphics, so I've thought that the reason for that odd behaviour was my temporarily cheap power supply which only had 1x6-pin connecter so I was using molex-to-6-pin adapter for second.
After all new items came in, result was quite identical. Any restart from OS could've ended with D6 error (monitor goes blank, fans spinning and that's it). Few power offs, then it would randomly boot normally. I've been in touch with ASRock technical support from day 1, they finally agreed for RMA process. So, I've contacted seller today to start RMA process (quite time consuming and in worst case could leave me without motherboard (and PC) for a week). Not the best scenario, to say least.
Apart from that, system is absolutely fine, after it manages to pass that error and boot. Also works fine with just onboard graphics.
Maybe anyone here knows any solution to that problem? Maybe that's just my configuration error somewhere? What should check before sending it off?
Thanks for any advice.
Edited by ericvvl - 5/14/12 at 12:52pm