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Help, Asus z77 mobo will not boot with gpu in the pcie slot.

post #1 of 6
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This is driving me crazy, never had a build give me such problems.

I origionally started with an asus p8z77-v lk, I installed every thing and went to boot first time and nothing. I thought it was a bad board so i refunded it and got an Asus Sabertooth. I installed that and same problem. The mobo will not recognize the any GPU in any of the pcie slots.

I've tested this every which way possible, I've ruled out the PSU, the GPU, and now the Mobo buy testing them in other computers and they work. I'm positive it has to be a setting in bios that is causing this.

Both Mobos would boot with the onboard graphics, but the sabertooth makes a high pitched whinning noise that is shocking and highly annoying.

Any suggestions of how to resolve this ???

I have Updated to the latest bios with the usb bios flbk button.

Specs:

Ivy i5 3570K / Asus Sabertooth z77 / Gskill ripjaws 16gb / Sapphire 7970 gpu / H100 cooler / WD black HDD / Corsair F3 60gb SSD / Corsair 80gb SSD / 800D Obsidian Case / Corsair 1200 AX gold PSU /
Edited by skoop - 7/10/12 at 4:16pm
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post #2 of 6
If its not the mobo, and you have tested the gpu in another pc, then it seems like maybe that psu is faulty. Have you tried plugging the GPU power leads into a different slot in the power supply?
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
I've tried all you have suggested, I'm pretty stumped. I have two asus mobos with the same bricked pcie slot. I got a new PSU from fry's and tried that, same problem so I refunded the PSU.

I'm convinced that I have bad luck with asus and just got two bad boards with the same problem....maybe I should try Asrock.

The other alternative is that some kind of ESD caused a short or something in my case is causing a short.

I got the sabertooth z77 from fry's so I could easily refund it or swap it for an Asrock.

I really liked the sabertooth though bummed it's not working, but I want to finish my build.
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Corsair F80 SSD as boot drive  WD caviar black 1TB HDD storage 2x Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSDs for games Samsung DVD/ CD drive 
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Corsair H100 in push / pull + 5 case fans Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit Hannsg 28" lcd @ 1920 x 1200  Acer 23" touchscreen 1920x1080 
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post #4 of 6
I had the same issue with my Asus board. I had to go into the BIOS and set it to use the pci-e for default video. I believe that after a BIOS update that issue was resolved.
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post #5 of 6
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^ I tried that too, but the bios isn't even seeing the pcie slot, nor can I boot with pcie as the defalt. Just to make sure I'm not missing something, how did you specifically set it to the default which resolved the issue ?
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Intel i5 3750k @ 4.5ghz Asus Maximus V Formula evga GTX 690 16Gb Gskill ripjaw Z 1600 
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Corsair F80 SSD as boot drive  WD caviar black 1TB HDD storage 2x Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSDs for games Samsung DVD/ CD drive 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100 in push / pull + 5 case fans Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit Hannsg 28" lcd @ 1920 x 1200  Acer 23" touchscreen 1920x1080 
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Corsair 1200 AX gold Corsair 800D Obsidian  
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair F80 SSD as boot drive  WD caviar black 1TB HDD storage 2x Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSDs for games Samsung DVD/ CD drive 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100 in push / pull + 5 case fans Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit Hannsg 28" lcd @ 1920 x 1200  Acer 23" touchscreen 1920x1080 
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Corsair 1200 AX gold Corsair 800D Obsidian  
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post #6 of 6
Long time searcher of this forum, joined to give my FWIW on this year old thread. Same exact thing was happening with a build of spares I had:
Pentium g860
MSI Z77MA-G45 mobo
Asus 6950 2GB (non-DCII)
Adata 1600MHz 3x2GB
Antec 750w PSU
320GB Barracuda

This started out in a build with a 450w PSU. I know, minimum for the 6950 is 500. I am building to sell. The numbers added up.

My first thought was a power issue since when I installed everything and powered on, it would spin everything up, then reboot. Over and over. Swapped it to the case with the 750, same issue. With onboard graphics, played around in the BIOS for a few days to no avail. The best I could get with a GPU in either slot was no reboot. Still no video, post, bios, beeps, etc.

Swapped the 6950 with an EVGA GTX 470, and same thing. That's about the time I noticed dual monitor setting in bios using GPU and onboard graphics. Played with that for a while and somehow the 470 got video. So now I'm ecstatic. Pop the 6950 in and nothing. Same symptoms as before.

Long story short- fresh windows 7 boot with onboard graphics (graphics card out of course), download driver sweeper and extract to desktop, also downloaded newest 6900 series Radeon drivers and extract to desktop, reboot to safe mode, run driver sweeper. Why is there an intel HD graphics driver? Hmmm. Clean up (remove) any nVidia drivers, plus the intel graphics drivers, reboot to windows, run 6900 driver install (still with no video card in), not very much happens obviously, shut down, pop in the 6950. Do a stupid little dance (in the small area of my "office" that doesn't have random components laying on pieces of cardboard or ESD bags) because I have video from the 6950.

I know old thread, but maybe this could work for others with this problem. I was convinced I had bent socket pins, but wanted to try EVERYTHING I could before RMA.

Hope it helps someone!
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