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post #1 of 22
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Basically I got an XFX 780i board.
Seems all good, but when I booted up for the first time the board was shining an orange light above the RAM, next to a bright blue one.
It beeped 2 times slowly on the first turn on, then only once thereafter.
It freezes on the XFX loading screen.
But the odd thing is I put my old board (DS3) back in the system and it turned on just fine as it did before I replaced it with the 780i, so it cant be a fault in one of the parts, im thinking bust board?
Unless I was being stupid and didnt install a component correctly, or a cable was loose, but I doubt that to be honest, there was a red light on the sound card though, which wasnt here when I installed with my DS3 :S :S
Any help greatly appreciated, I really need to get to the bottom of this quickly.
Thanks.
Will.
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post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Willis1458 View Post
Basically I got an XFX 780i board.
Seems all good, but when I booted up for the first time the board was shining an orange light above the RAM, next to a bright blue one.
It beeped 2 times slowly on the first turn on, then only once thereafter.
It freezes on the XFX loading screen.
But the odd thing is I put my old board (DS3) back in the system and it turned on just fine as it did before I replaced it with the 780i, so it cant be a fault in one of the parts, im thinking bust board?
Any help greatly appreciated, I really need to get to the bottom of this quickly.
Thanks.
Will.

Those lights are diagnostic LED's. Look in the manual to see what they are telling you. It could be anything from a RAM module not seated good to a bad overclock left in the Bios and needing a reset.
    
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Its the first time I put the CPU in the board though.
I dont understand what you mean by a 'bad' overclock?
Do you think I should take the CMOS battery out just to make sure, I cant access the BIOS as it doesnt respond when I boot up.
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Willis1458 View Post
Its the first time I putt he CPU in the board though.
I dont understand what you mean by a 'bad' overclock?
Do you think I should take the CMOS battery out just to make sure, I cant access the BIOS as it doesnt respond when I boot up.
Is it a new board? I have seen where someone had locked their frequencies/voltages and put in a processor that couldnt support those frequencies. You wouldnt have to take out the battery, just short the CMOS jumper (I am sure it has one). Do you have the manual to decode what the diagnostic LEDs are showing you? If not, XFX has their manuals online.
    
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post #5 of 22
I would clear CMOS first and see if you can get into the bios. Also try only 1 stick of memory.
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post #6 of 22
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I have not got the manual here at the moment it is at home and ill be back there tonight.
Ill try to diagnose the problem, I may have intalled the RAM incorrectly il reassemble the system tonight, how do you short the cmos jumper?
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Willis1458 View Post
I have not got the manual here at the moment it is at home and ill be back there tonight.
Ill try to diagnose the problem, I may have intalled the RAM incorrectly il reassemble the system tonight, how do you short the cmos jumper?
It should be at the very bottom of the board just to the left of the 2 fan headers. It is a blue jumper pin BTW.

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CMOS can be cleared by removing the CMOS jumper.
Use the following procedure to clear CMOS:
1. Turn off the AC power supply and connect pins 1 and 2 together using the
jumper cap.
2. Return the jumper setting to normal (pins 2 and 3 together with the jumper
cap).
3. Turn the AC power supply back on.
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post #8 of 22
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Sorry I still dont understand lol.
Ill have a look when I get back in.
Any other possible reasons why it might be freezing at the XFX screen?And why an orange light comes up, theres also a blue and a green one, whatever they are.
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post #9 of 22
I am thinking it could be a ram problem. Thats why I would only try 1 module to see if you get into the bios.

As for the jumper, there is a blue jumper at the very bottom edge of the board. There are 3 pins and the jumper is connecting 2 of them. Just pull the jumper and connect the middle (common pin) with the other pin not currently connected.
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post #10 of 22
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As for the jumper, there is a blue jumper at the very bottom edge of the board. There are 3 pins and the jumper is connecting 2 of them. Just pull the jumper and connect the middle (common pin) with the other pin not currently connected.
Then be sure to put the blue jumper back to the position it came from.
    
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