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    Default GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    I have just recieved my mobo and after setting it up and now stripping back to basic settings(EVGA8800GT, OCZ Gold Rev. 2 1gb stick now, E2180(+spare!).

    I thought this would be the last error I would be seeing, I tried it with two different 500W PSU's, both have 20+4 ATX connectors and 2x2 12V conectors. According to the manual I should be using the 24pin config with the 2x2 12V connector which I did and all I get is beeps.

    I dicsonnect two 2x4 connector and no more beeps but no post which as the CPU is getting no volts is not suprising(I think).

    I have seen several really recent post's on the forums with people having the same problem with recent new builds... maybe this is an issue that affects only recent mobo's. Anyone have any ideas? I think on another forum someone said they fixed it by getting those plug exanders turning a 20 into 24 and the 4 into 8 using the molex sockets.... the board gets confused or something by ????? anyone have any idea's whats causing this and how to fix it?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    I think you already know the answer my friend. Sure, you might get away with using molex to 4pin atx 12v adapters, but what you really need to do is get a proper psu with 24p and 8p atx connectors.
    1) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev 1.1, bios F9) E8400 @445x9@1.2625v bios, TRUE 120, Scythe UltraKaze 44cfm, 4x2gb GSkill 8500, Visiontek 3870, Corsair TX850, Antec 900, Win7-64 Home.
    2) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev 1.1, bios F9) E8400 @500x8.5@1.2875v bios, TRUE 120, Schythe UltraKaze 44 cfm, 4x2gb Buffalo FireStyx 8500, XFX 5770, Corsair AX850, CM Scout, WinXP Pro/Win 7-64 Home.
    3) Gigabyte P55A-UD4P (rev 1.0, bios F5) i5 750 @190x20@1.30625v bios, CM Hyper 212+, 4x2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1600, 7900GS, Corsair TX750, CM Scout, Win7 Pro-64.
    4) Asus P8Z68-V Pro (bios 0801), i5-2500K @44x100@1.248v cpuz, Megahalem rev.B, 4x4gb GSkill Sniper 1600, Corsair AX850, Antec 902, Corsair Performance 3 128GB, Win7-64 Home.


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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    i'm not getting away with anything!It will not post and beeps endlessly.... I think I will need a molex to 8 pin adapter and maybe a 20 to 24 pin connector, it seems that the latest of these boards will not work with 2x2 for some reason.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    It might be nothing to do with your PSU. The 23 beep "Power Error" can be re-produced in a number of ways, including but not limited to RAM timings, incorrect voltages and faulty components.

    Connect your PSU as before, using the 24 pin main power and the P4 connector, with only one stick of RAM. Short the clear CMOS pins and try and boot it up again.

    I've had my board running a basic config of CPU, 2Gb (1 stick) RAM, a X800GT and a 320GB HDD using a 350W FSP PSU, with only a 4 pin CPU plug. It worked fine.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
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    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
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    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    It might be nothing to do with your PSU. The 23 beep "Power Error" can be re-produced in a number of ways, including but not limited to RAM timings, incorrect voltages and faulty components.

    Connect your PSU as before, using the 24 pin main power and the P4 connector, with only one stick of RAM. Short the clear CMOS pins and try and boot it up again.

    I've had my board running a basic config of CPU, 2Gb (1 stick) RAM, a X800GT and a 320GB HDD using a 350W FSP PSU, with only a 4 pin CPU plug. It worked fine.
    Ok, I had my reservations but you were right, seems it was my factory oc'd EVGA 8800.... man, I paid a very good price for that(100) new. Good job it's still under warranty but I don't know what their going to do if they cannot repair it. This month my Asus p5n32 SLI broke meaning my 'Quad' money had to go on the new mobo(it is a nice mobo I hear.... the Asus was a bit of a dissapointment). Now maybe I'm going to have to find money for another gfx card(running a 8600 now...).

    Could the 8 pin issue have anything to do with the card(why should it? PSU has it's own PCI connection).

    Man... anyway, thanks for the help/suggestion. I normally would have done it but I never would have believed my 8800 died with my other mobo at the same time.... or maybe one was the cause of the other? I was shaking my head with just the gfx card to go and BEEP.....(wait for it)... ****, it just sounded like it posted! Hey babe hand me that POS gfx card under the couch? *Blows dust*... WHHHaaaaa.

    Any issues with this card and this mobo?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    I've had an 8800 Ultra working in this board without issue. It sounds like your old mobo may indeed have killed the card.

    EVGA should be able to hook you up with a new card. Most companies keep a shelf full of re-conditioned units and just swap the RMA's out with them to save time on turnaround.

    You're right about the 8pin socket being nothing to do with the card. The PCIe lane is fed up to 75W from the main 24pin connector, and gets its remaining power needs met by the 6/8pin PCIe connector.

    I hope You get it sorted. EVGA seem to have a good track record. Just don't mention to them that you had a motherboard burn up. Tell them that you switched the PC on and the card wasn't working any more. You tried a new GFX card and it booted. They can't turn around and say it's not their fault then.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
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    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
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    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    Seems it was'nt my gfx card(Thank God), it was iffy RAM(even one stick of it). This mobo seemed to prefer Cor0sair to OCZ but changed that voltage pretty quick(and the accelaration option)... what were they thinking of undervolting RAM? and putting 'Turbo'(I think) on. Vista is replacing all those naughty NVidea chipset files with overclock friendly Intel P45 ones... taking a while.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P 'power'(short beeps) error on NEW board

    The board sets what the RAM's SPD tells it to. Unfortunately OCZ must not have included an XMP or an altered SPD spec for the default speed.

    Most RAM will be perfectly happt to run [Turbo] though. It only effects secondart timings, nothing major, such as CAS latency is tightened. You should be ok to use the OCZ, but you will have to boot with the Corsair, change timings and voltages to OCZ specs, then save and power off straight away to swap the RAM.

    I'm glad it's not your card though. At least you don't have to hang around for an RMA.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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