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    Question ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    Hello friends!

    After almost 3 years, my PC doesn't start up anymore.
    No beep, no fan rotation, no life signs at all.

    I checked the power supply, it is working fine.
    So i think my motherboard an ASRock Z77 Pro4 might be the problem.

    However, before i buy a new board i would like to know if there are ways to make sure the board is the problem and not something else.

    I hope you can help.

    Thanks

    Sylian

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    Please follow-up after reading #1 in my Sig.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    I'm sorry about the missing info. I can only give you what is written on the parts, i don't have my order list from 3 years ago, :( .

    So here is what i can find:

    MB: ASRock Z77 Pro 4
    Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K
    RAM: 2x Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1866MHz
    GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CUII
    Power: BeQuiet! BQT L7-530W
    Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 2000GB (ST2000DM001)
    SSD: Crucial m4 SSD 2.5 250GB
    I have a custom air cooler for the i5, but i cant find its model. Its from Alpenföhn.

    I hope this helps you to help me. :)

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    How did you check the power supply? Trying another power supply with the board would be a better test to prove the board is bad.

    Your 530 Watt power supply does not give you much extra power when using a GTX 670 under heavy load.

    Is the CPU or '670 over clocked? The CPU power supply on your board is not very strong, so may have failed if it is under a high load.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    Thank you for input.

    My test of the power supply was indeed what you were suggesting, simply using another one, which i know is working (as it runs my other PC)
    So i think i can rule out the power.

    My system is not overclocked. It ran 3 years fine with the 530W supply, but that doesn't mean anything i guess.
    I never had problems under heavy load and i wasn't doing anything special before the thing went down.
    In fact, it was just idle in windows for about an hour, then i just powered it down normaly. And next day it just wont start up.

    Regards, Sylian
    ASRock Z77 Pro 4 --- Intel Core i5 3570K --- 2x Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4GB 1866 MHz --- ASUS Direct CUII GeForce GTX 670 --- Crucial m4 SSD 2.5 250GB --- Seagate Barracude 2000GB

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    Have you maybe tried shorting the mb's power button pins directly to rule out a bad case mounted power button?

    Note: Only attempt this at your own risk. I don't condone anyone putting conductive metallic objects near a mb unless they know explicitly what can happen should they make a mistake.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Pro4 defect?

    Hello again.Just a quick update.I replaced the MB with a new one (same model) and it is working again.So seems the old MB is broken indeed.On a side note, i had to deactivate the Intel GPU (HD 4000) drivers in Win7 or it would freeze on startup. Not a major issue, since i'm not using the on board graphics, but i'm just curious what the problem is...?Anyway, thanks for your input guys.This case is closed.
    ASRock Z77 Pro 4 --- Intel Core i5 3570K --- 2x Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4GB 1866 MHz --- ASUS Direct CUII GeForce GTX 670 --- Crucial m4 SSD 2.5 250GB --- Seagate Barracude 2000GB

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