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    Question ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    I recently purchased a brand new ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard from Newegg. I am putting it in a brand new system. Here are the components that I am using:

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133

    LG Black Blu-ray Drive UH12NS30

    AMD A10-7850K Kaveri Processor AD785KXBJABOX

    SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500GB Solid State Drive


    SAPPHIRE 100364-4GBF4L Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 Video Card

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply

    After I assembled the system and powered it on, I get no video displayed on my screen. I don't even get any sort of bios screen. I have tried powering on the system with and without the video card installed.

    I have a couple of specific questions:

    What version of the bios is shipped already installed? Purchased board on January 24th.

    What else can I do to get this system working? What might I be missing?

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    Default Re: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    Assuming the board is new and you didn't get one that someone else had prior, look at the lower left below the SATA and there is a white sticker over the BIOS that has the original shipped BIOS revision printed on it.

    There was a recent thread here concerning just this, don't remember if it was the same board or not, but ASRock Emily answered that the BIOS would recognize Kaveri even if on the CPU Support pages that particular BIOS revision was prior to Kaveri. User acknowledged this was true, it did, and once the system was deemed stable he upflashed to the current Kaveri supported BIOS revision.

    My guess. Take the R9 270x out, clear the BIOS and reboot. Seen alot of probs with older BIOSes and newer gfx cards. Once it boots using Kaveri's iGPU, and it's deemed a stable system, upflash the BIOS to the latest released NON-BETA and try reinserting the 270x.
    #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 FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    Also, Internet and Windows Flash methods are sometimes problematic.

    I suggest using the Instant Flash method ONLY.
    #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 FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    The sticker says that the bios version is 1.20. The ASRock website says that FM2+ support was added in Bios v1.40. Will I not be able to use the mobo with Kaveri until it is updated? Am I able to update the mobo without a cpu?

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    Default Re: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    Who said anything like removing the CPU ??

    Please re-read my post # 2 above. The last line I wrote there.
    #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 FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    Were you able to post after removing the R9 and clearing the BIOS ??
    #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 FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    I have removed the R9 and cleared the BIOS, but it still will not post.

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    Default Re: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    Don't flame me for asking as it's commonly overlooked.

    Have you connected the 4pin ATX power from the PSU to the motherboards 4pin ATX12V1 socket that is located just above the PCIE1 slot?
    #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 FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    I'm not flaming. I'm just trying to be as clear as possible. You have been very helpful so far. Thanks for the replies!

    And yes, I have the 4 pin 12v plug connected.

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    Default Re: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard w/ Kaveri Not Showing Video

    1. Do you or a friend have a different set of memory to test with? I don't see that particular set listed on the G.Skill RAM Configurator for this board HERE. Not saying it is not compatible but it's the easiest thing to check.

    2. Reseat all your cards, reseat all power connections of the PSU/MB/fans, and also look at the back I/O panel that none of the "tangs' of the I/O plate itself made their way into any of the MB's ports, causing a short.

    3. Remove it from the case and bench the MB on top of the bare box the MB came in. Bare like. No HDD/ODD/USB or the like connected. Do not put anything between the MB and box when you do this. Folks sometimes put the anti-static bag the MB came in between but that bag can sometimes be metalicized, thus conductive. Big no no there. Sparks, smoke, that fresh smoldering aroma, or worse.




    4. As a last resort, pull the CPU and check for bent pins.

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