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Thread: Extreme3 Gen3 issue?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    New Jersey

    Default Extreme3 Gen3 issue?

    For my newest build I decided to go with the as rock extreme 3 gen 3 board and an i7-2700k processor. When I go into the uefi bios, I will only briefly be able to navigate it before it freezes up. When it freezes, A spotted-like pattern of red appears in the background of the bios. I tried removing the usb mouse and it still did the same thing. I tried switching between a usb and ps/2 keyboard and both do the same thing.

    Here is what else I have in the machine at this time:

    i7 2700k
    seagate green 1.5 terrabyte drive (taken out of an external drive)
    asus dvd/cd +- RW drive
    g.skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 ddr3-1600 RAM (4gb x 2)
    cooler master haf 912 case
    corsair gamer series 700 watt power supply

    The power supply ended up being bad so I am currently RMAing it with newegg. However, even with a working power supply, I still have a issue with the freezing bios and red spotted background. This only happens when I go into the bios. I can sit at a POST warning message all day without the red background and freezing.

    If it makes a difference, I am using the hdmi output. My gut is telling me that it is a problem with the board

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Birmingham,Great Britain

    Default Re: Extreme3 Gen3 issue?

    could be igpu related? you have a spare graphic card to test with?
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Florida, USA

    Default Re: Extreme3 Gen3 issue?

    Sounds like the problem I had with my 880G Pro3.
    It could access the BIOS with a VGA cable but freeze with HDMI/DVI.
    ASRock BIOS update fixed it.

    My HTPC -

    ASRock 970 Extreme3
    AMD FX-4100 w/Coolermaster GeminII S cooler
    M Station HT-1100 HTPC Media Center case
    Antec 480 NeoPower PSU
    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
    Gigabyte GV-R467ZL 4670/1GB video card
    Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB SATA hd
    Windows7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (partitioned)
    Pioneer DVR-215D SATA DVD burner
    Samsung 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV LN40C630

    You can teach an old dog; it just takes longer.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    New Jersey

    Default Re: Extreme3 Gen3 issue?

    Thank you both for your answers. I tried a different vga card, it solved the redness problem, but still froze at bios. Then I tried swapping cpus with one I know works and that still didnt fix it. It looks like it might be a problem with the RAM because when I take a specific stick out then everything works fine.

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