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Hey guys, i got my Evga 780i on Friday.
Today i decided to install it and take out my p5n-e sli.
Then the probems started and now im bummed and freaked out.
When i first turned it on just to see if all the fans were spinning it started off by giving me a load short 1 sec beep, and would just keep doing that.
Then i connected my monitor and keyboard to see if it was getting into bios, and when i turned it on it beeped but showed the screen you see before bios, i tried getting into bios but it just kept giving me the one second beeps and i think restarting. When have the power supply on but the pc off, there is a blue and golden yellow LED on near the top of the mobo by the ram.
Now when i turn the pc on there are those plus a red LED near the ram and cpu, and i get a load mabey 4 second beep and the error code saids 3A.

Ive read on another site that the RED led being on means either a overheating cpu or the 8 pin pins or 8 pin PSU lead is dodgy.
My psu has a 8 pin native, wich is one cable, but the front of the cable can be spit up into a 4 pin so it can be used with older mobos. Its the same thing as a 8 pin because its one cable. For the p5n-e i only had to plug in the 4 pin half of the cable and unclip the other 4 pins. For the 780i i have the 8 pin plugged in.

I have also tried each stick of ram Separately but still same problem. Everything worked great with my p5n-e.

PLEASE help people.
Thanks a bunch
and sorry for long thread
post #2 of 22
http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/phoenixbios.htm
3A: Timer chip counter 2 failed (non-fatal)

It's not one long beep. It a few very fast beeps... the tone changes a bit. Find out what it is exactly: http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm

I have never heard of that error before....
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http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/phoenixbios.htm
3A: Timer chip counter 2 failed (non-fatal)

It's not one long beep. It a few very fast beeps... the tone changes a bit. Find out what it is exactly: http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm

I have never heard of that error before....
Thanks a bunch for the quick reply, but i dont really know what that means.
The only part of that sentence i like is "NON FATAL"
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Clear CMOS with a bare bones (CPU, HSF, 1 DIMM, 1 video card) system outside the case.
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Clear CMOS with a bare bones (CPU, HSF, 1 DIMM, 1 video card) system outside the case.
Alright ill have to try that. Also when i run it outside of the case what should i place the mobo on? Cardboard? Anti static wrap?

HAS ANYBODY ELSE EXPERIENCED A PROBLEM LIKE THIS??

Also when running out of case should a keep my hdd connected?
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I did when I forgot to plug my 8-pin cpu cable in the mobo, when I did some research on the evga forum, I found a notice somewhere on the website warning people to make sure they are using the 8-pin cpu cable, not an 8-pin gpu cable, it won't like it one bit. I had always assumed they would have the same outputs on the same pins but I guess not.
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I did when I forgot to plug my 8-pin cpu cable in the mobo, when I did some research on the evga forum, I found a notice somewhere on the website warning people to make sure they are using the 8-pin cpu cable, not an 8-pin gpu cable, it won't like it one bit. I had always assumed they would have the same outputs on the same pins but I guess not.
hmm well im using the 8 pin that can be split up into two 4 pins. My p5n-e used only a 4 pin.
On the 8 pin cable there is a tab that says "to motherboard", im pretty sure its the right one though.
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Bump,
Sorry i need to get to the bottom of this.
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Bump...sorry
post #10 of 22
I would say that it is a power supply or connector issue. I had some minor setup issues with the EVGA but power supply and ram are common issues.

Also do you have a sata DVD drive? If you do, try powering up the system without it connected. There is a known issue that affects some board/dvd combos.

Nothing personal but I'm not a big fan of thermaltake power supplies (other than their 1200w which is of course not made by them).

To clarify, you only have a 4 pin connector which you are inserting in the left side of the 8 pin onboard, or your PS has an 8 pin native?
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