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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    I'm going to manually configure the RAM settings tonight. I'm also going to play with the NB a bit and I'll report back.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    Set the RAM settings manually and such. It's running really well now; there seems to be less time before the BIOS screen appears now. Fingers crossed. I will let everyone know if the issue reoccurs.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    for faster bootups disable any un needed sata ports like the marvell ports ect,bios will spend less time detecting them and boot into windows,dotn disable them if your using them though
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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    Good to know! Thanks!

    The nice thing is I didn't disable anything and it's noticeably quicker. I'm hoping the little voltage bump is to blame. I booted it cold several times without issue. So I'm hoping this does it.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    Bah! No-go, the symptoms are back.

    I set the RAM timing and voltage manually and bumped the voltage up a tic. The black screen came back after about 15 minutes of use this time and won't boot again (without moving the SATA cable or reseating the RAM). I'm stumped.

    I also noticed something else odd: the machine will only post if the video card is in one of the PCE-E slots. The odd thing is that the it boots in is the 4x lane port (PCIE4) and not the x16 (PCIE2).

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    any option in your bios to set first initial or boot up display to pcie2? if there is set it to that
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    No, there isn't an option in the BIOS to choose a particular slot. :( The manual says the PCIE2 slot is the x16 lane port and should be used in single card configurations. It runs games really well though with good framerates...

    I wonder if the RAM is just not very compatible. Or perhaps the mobo could be bad?

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    If the video card were bad would that cause it to work in an x4 lane slot and no an x16 lane? I'm starting to think perhaps the card could be faulty as well.

    I'm thinking either:
    -Bad mobo
    -Incompatible RAM
    -Bad video card

    I do have a spare video card I can test but I most certainyl dont have a new MOBO or any DDR3 kicking around.

    What does everyone think?

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    I think its a BIOS issue,what wattage psu you using? Try disabling sata3/usb3 if you have them and see if it has any affect
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme3 Strange Black Screen Issue

    It's a 630watt PSU. I'm running the same video card on my machine with a lesser brand 585watt without issue. He also can play games for 8 hours strait without a crash once it's up and running.

    It does seem like something to do with the motherboard/BIOS...

    I can try disabling USB3, however I don't remember seeing any option for disabling sata3, just an option to disable sata altogether.

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