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    Unhappy Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    Hello,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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    A newbie to this forum here and am seeking a lot of wisdom and “tech” know-how knowledge from the seasoned experts as I ran into a problem setting up my son’s PC last night. <o:p></o:p>
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    Before I go on to describe my dilemma, I want to thank LSDMEASAP for his quick reply, suggestions and kind words on how to go about seeking help the proper way…. Thank you very much….<o:p></o:p>
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    Last machine I put together was an AMD based Gigabyte Mobo about 2 to 3 years ago and as I am getting older, my remembrance and memory is not as sharp as what it used to be. The machines I put together was NO screamer or overclocked. I stayed strictly stock all the way without much tweaking, so I am not too keen or up-to-date on any of the advanced feature settings. So please bear with me as I try to explain problems I encountered… Thanks you all in advance…<o:p></o:p>
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    Here is what I have: <o:p></o:p>
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    · GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard <o:p></o:p>
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    · Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail New 2.0v Ballistix <o:p></o:p>
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    · COOLMAX CU-700B 700W ATX 12V V2.2/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply - BRAND NEW<o:p></o:p>
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    · Intel Processor -- Dual Core 2 Duo Processor E7300, 2.66 GHz, Socket 775, 1066MHz Frontside Bus with factory cooling fan<o:p></o:p>
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    · WD SATA 200GB -- SATA cable connected to 1<SUP>st</SUP> of the 6 SATA connectors onboard (yellow SATA). <o:p></o:p>
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    · EVGA 9500GT PCIe – with 1 GB onboard memory.<o:p></o:p>
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    · SONY DVD- R/W drive – IDE drive<o:p></o:p>
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    · 3-1/2” Floppy Drive <o:p></o:p>
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    · D-link Wireless Adapter card occupying one PCI slot.<o:p></o:p>
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    Problem: <o:p></o:p>
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    I installed everything, double checking all connections, polarities, logical & obvious mistakes thoroughly re-checked and booted the PC and it booted up successfully. The initial screen showed the obvious information and along with correctly identified BIOS and amount of memory ( F3 and 2.0 gB).<o:p></o:p>
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    For some reasons, it said it was using single sided memory. I do not know too much about this either. Can someone help me on how to get this to show “Double sided?” if this is the right word for it…<o:p></o:p>
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    Anyhow, as the saying goes about the little knowledge being dangerous, they must have meant it for me. After soaking up much of these “little knowledge” from this FORUM, I downloaded the F4 BIOS for the Gigabyte.com site and flashed the motherboard with Qflash by hitting F8.<o:p></o:p>
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    Well, the flashing went well, I think. After the flashing, the screen said “success.” So I assume it went OK. I re-booted to the BIOS screen. While it was loading up, I observed the screen displaying the NEW BOIS of F4 so I know it worked. I then selected, “Load Optimized” setting on the BIOS settings and went about the business of setting up other parameters on the BIOS menu. <o:p></o:p>
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    During this time, my screen just froze on me (I was still on BIOS screen). Remember I have not even installed the WinXP yet. My WD200GB hard drive is not even ‘partitioned” yet let alone being formatted. I was resorted to hitting the “RESET” button in order to get it past the FROZEN screen. Well, the PC started to re-boot at this time, but I do not hear a POST beep or anything visible on the screen. (At this point, my PC is not closed up yet). <o:p></o:p>
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    The case cover is still open and I can see the Phase LEDs ( 6 of them) on motherboard flashing. If anyone has not seen this feature on the GA-EP45-UD3R, it is pretty cool looking. Anyway, these LEDs were not blinking before. It was solid when I FIRST booted into the BIOS screen. <o:p></o:p>
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    What did I do wrong? Did the BIOS flash gone bad? Or did my BIOS boot block went bad as a result of me pushing the case “RESET” button when I was stuck on BIOS screen.<o:p></o:p>
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    Has anyone seen the 6 Phase LEDs on this particular BOARD go blinking like I described? The CPU fan whirls (830 RPM at avg.), case fan works, Coolmax CPU fan works. <o:p></o:p>
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    Can someone please shed some lights (no pun intended) on the blinking PHASE LEDs and the board not booting up to the BIOS????<o:p></o:p>
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    Thank you for your assistance in advance…

    Also in case I get it to boot up, I would be much appreciated for optimum recommended settings... Thank you again... <o:p></o:p>

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    Default Re: Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    Dual Channel you mean, this would be using slots 1+3 or 2+4, that would be how you should install your ram

    What you need to do is Clear your CMOS and flash again. Do this with only one stick of ram in and then load and apply optimized defaults ONLY and save/reboot back to the BIOS and then set your other settings. Here in post #2 is how to clear your CMOS.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    You could also simply try starting your PC now with only 1 stick of ram, and if it works do the above suggested and then reboot and put in your other stick after setting your Ram voltage

    Let me know if you get into the BIOS finally or not and I will help you some more

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    Default Re: Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    Thanks LSDMEASAP again.

    Yes, I will be follwoing your suggestions tonight. I carefully printed out a lot (rather, ALL) of your suggestions and am ARMED and READY for this.

    I also printed out the clearing CMOS instructions. I will post back tonight on my other home PC if I get stuck or be success.

    But what causes the PHASE LEDs on the motherboard (6 shiny LEDs) to go flashing from the SOLIDly lit??? Is this an indication of some sort of mobo malfunction???



    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Dual Channel you mean, this would be using slots 1+3 or 2+4, that would be how you should install your ram

    What you need to do is Clear your CMOS and flash again. Do this with only one stick of ram in and then load and apply optimized defaults ONLY and save/reboot back to the BIOS and then set your other settings. Here in post #2 is how to clear your CMOS.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    You could also simply try starting your PC now with only 1 stick of ram, and if it works do the above suggested and then reboot and put in your other stick after setting your Ram voltage

    Let me know if you get into the BIOS finally or not and I will help you some more

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    Default Re: Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    I tried both methods and it still will not go into the BOOT SCREEN. What does the FLASHING Phase LED mean? Like I said before, they are all flashing now. They did not flash before when it would boot into the boot screen.

    Do I need to return the motherboard? I checked all other options like checking connections, power supplies, etc....

    Could it be the CPU? Video card?

    Thank you for your help.



    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Dual Channel you mean, this would be using slots 1+3 or 2+4, that would be how you should install your ram

    What you need to do is Clear your CMOS and flash again. Do this with only one stick of ram in and then load and apply optimized defaults ONLY and save/reboot back to the BIOS and then set your other settings. Here in post #2 is how to clear your CMOS.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    You could also simply try starting your PC now with only 1 stick of ram, and if it works do the above suggested and then reboot and put in your other stick after setting your Ram voltage

    Let me know if you get into the BIOS finally or not and I will help you some more

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    Default Re: Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    I have never seen them flash, so you may want to ask Tech support about that >>>
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    I do know they will be on while you are in the BIOS and off in windows if you have C1E and EIST off, and will scale up and down while in use if you have Speedstep enabled (C1e + EIST)

    But I have never seen them flash myself, so I am not sure. Are you sure they are the Phase LED's and not the ACPI ones?

    What I would do first is remove the board from the case and unplugg everything. Put the board on a box or wooden table with only the minimal connected to it. That would be one stick of ram, CPU/Heatsink, and your GFX card. Nothing else at all and start the system and see if it loads the BIOS or not. If not try your second stick by itself next.

    After that it would all depend on what other hardware you have as to how you go about further tests.

    Do you have a case speaker? If so, please connect it and see what Beep code you get.

    How long and what all did you do to clear the CMOS?

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    Default Re: Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    I have never seen them flash, so you may want to ask Tech support about that >>> I did ask that question, but they did not respond at all.

    But I have never seen them flash myself, so I am not sure. Are you sure they are the Phase LED's and not the ACPI ones? Yes, They were the PHASE LEDs. The phase LEDs located to the right of Memory slots 2 &3.

    What I would do first is remove the board from the case and unplugg everything. Put the board on a box or wooden table with only the minimal connected to it. That would be one stick of ram, CPU/Heatsink, and your GFX card. Nothing else at all and start the system and see if it loads the BIOS or not. If not try your second stick by itself next. I did that and same thing- flashing LEDs with no Boot Up screen.

    Do you have a case speaker? If so, please connect it and see what Beep code you get. Yes, I have a case speaker, and NO beep of any kind.

    How long and what all did you do to clear the CMOS? As your "sticky" suggested, I let the jumper sit jumped and battery removed for over 30 minutes. and still the same results.

    Exhausted with failure of all remedy attempted, I ended up requesting RMA from the vendor and was granted one. So I shipped the MObo back to the vendor yesterday.

    Perhaps the next one will be more "stable." I will come back here and post the difference once I get it going.

    Thank you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I have never seen them flash, so you may want to ask Tech support about that >>>

    I did ask that question, but they did not respond at all.
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Technical Service Zone

    I do know they will be on while you are in the BIOS and off in windows if you have C1E and EIST off, and will scale up and down while in use if you have Speedstep enabled (C1e + EIST)

    But I have never seen them flash myself, so I am not sure. Are you sure they are the Phase LED's and not the ACPI ones?

    What I would do first is remove the board from the case and unplugg everything. Put the board on a box or wooden table with only the minimal connected to it. That would be one stick of ram, CPU/Heatsink, and your GFX card. Nothing else at all and start the system and see if it loads the BIOS or not. If not try your second stick by itself next.

    After that it would all depend on what other hardware you have as to how you go about further tests.

    Do you have a case speaker? If so, please connect it and see what Beep code you get.

    How long and what all did you do to clear the CMOS?

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    Default Re: Brand NEW GA-EP45-UD3R on-board LEDs flashing & No POST Beeps or Booting, Wah !!!

    Well with a case speaker and no beeps RMA would be wise for sure if you were sure ALL Power connections were plugged in properly

    Let us know how your RMA goes and how your new board is when you get it

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