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    Default Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    I'm new to the forum, so hello everyone

    I have two EX58 Extreme motherboards and I am trying to test them prior to installation using a Zalman ZM750-HP (750W) PSU. Both MB's won't boot but just before I send them back (again) I need to make sure that I am not doing anything stupid.

    The MB's are completely bare (no CPU, no memory etc.) and have been put on MB standoff's.

    When I switch on the MB it starts to power cycle. All of the phase LED's light up, the four left NB phase LED's light up and the far right SB voltage LED flickers briefly. Everything then powers down and the cycle starts again.

    I have tested the PSU with an old ASUS A8V delux MB (using 20 of the 24 pins on the MB connector) and that works correctly. I have tried clearing the CMOS for 20 seconds, but that has made no difference.

    Can anyone help me as this is getting very frustrating for me?
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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    rofl, classic
    not havin a go or anything, but what did you expect to happen with no cpu, no mem and no gfx card plugged in?
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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    Obviously I am just showing my ignorance, but when I tested my ASUS board, it ran perfectly happily with no CPU, memory or GFX card.

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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    if you want the board to remain powered up, you will need to plug in the cpu and memory at least
    i7 950, Gigabyte EX58A-UD3R (2.0), 3x4GB G.Skill PC3-12800, HD 6970

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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    Yes, memory and CPU is a must. Put the Memory in the White slots, 1, 3, 5 and then be sure you have the ATX 12V 8Pin plug connected, and the 24Pin of course as well

    Post back if you need some more help with any of this

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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    Thanks for your help guys, it's much appreciated

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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    No, not yet. Unfortunately I am working this weekend, and only had a couple of minutes spare last week to plug them into the PSU. Hopefully I should get a bit of time later in the week.

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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    Ahh, well OK! Well good luck when you get around to it!

    Don't feel bad, you are right, some boards will bootup without some hardware and give you error beeps but Gigabyte is not one of them.

    Well, good luck again when you do get a chance to get back at it

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    Default Re: Testing the EX58 Extreme MB prior to use

    Thanks

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