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post #11 of 14
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Well I tried to update the BIOS to the motherboard. Everything went fine and it said it updated successfully and that it'd reboot. Well it did and now it won't post and the red cpu light is on. Asus P8P67 Pro if it matters. So it appears I have another issue now.

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? That's very strange. Did you remove the OC before updating? Reset the Bios settings using the reset button or removing the battery.
Well I I hit F5 to reset to optimized defaults but I didn't actually leave the BIOS and "save" the settings with a reboot, which I probably should have. I'm stuck now, the CrashFree utility isn't working either. After some googling it appears I should be able to put the support CD in the CD Rom and it will boot from a bios on the CD. That's not happening. Before I leave work I'm going to create a few BIOS USB Sticks to try when I get home. Hoping this fixes it. I've tried everything I can think of at this point. I've swapped memory and even made sure all connections from PSU are solid. I tried to do a reset of the CMOS both by removing the battery and doing the jumper switch to pins 2/3. Nothing seems to be bringing it back to life. Monitors don't even begin to turn on like they recognize a signal, just stay in that "off/standby" flashing led mode.
post #12 of 14
I'm having this exact same problem on my system. I've got a Haswell I7 (overlocked to 4.2), Gigabyte motherboard, and an eVGA 780(already overclocked from eVGA). I've also got a 1440p monitor that has been overclocked to 96hz. I think I'll try resetting bios first. But the peculiar thing is just like the parent alluded to - the mouse remains unfrozen, but windows are frozen for a few seconds...game too.
post #13 of 14
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Well I know this is late but I guess I misunderstood what CrashFree is. After some reading it's my understanding that it's used in the even that you set the wrong settings and you need to get back to default. It doesn't actually let you fix a bad flash, at least that's how I read it. Anyway, point is, a new bios chip fixed the issue. I was on the fence about upgrading but decided to just get the chip. I found it at ebay a member here linked to me for about 16 dollars. I ended up paying 4 more to have the shipping rushed, got it and 2 days. I'm not typing this from my fixed computer. So thank you!!
post #14 of 14
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Ok so after installing the new chip I checked and it's in fact the most current BIOS version. That being said I moved on to the other steps in trying to correct my issue. I've removed the overclock entirely (though it was running fine for months), I replaced the new ram I installed with the older memory that I took out. I've done a full and cean install of drivers for the graphics card as mentioned above, and I have made sure my BIOS is up to date. Well, it locked up again today. So now I'm back to the drawing board. I'm at a loss as to troubleshoot from this point. Everything I can tell points back to the 780, but I'm unsure. The lock ups are random and only after prolonged use (read as days of my computer being on). Everything, including the length of time I leave my computer on, has stayed the same since I had my GTX 560 Ti. Is there anything else you may be able for me to suggest or try? Should I look at RMAing the card? I mean it works AMAZING.....while it works? Haha, thanks in advance!
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