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    Default Black Screen / No BIOS with i7 920 + GA-EX58-UD5

    New build:

    i7 920
    Gigabyte
    GA-Ex58-UD5
    3 x Corsair 1333 2GB
    NVidia 9500
    500W PSU

    Black screen (not "no input detected" ) after power on. LED post code changes a few times and always stops on "b2" or "62" (can't tell which, neither are in the manual). This system has never successfully loaded the BIOS.

    After power button is pressed everything turns on and appears to have power.

    Both motherboard power connectors are plugged in.

    Tested the PSU and GPU on other machines and they work.

    Tried two different monitors (VGA & DVI) on both connectors.

    Tried the same as above with a different graphics card (NVidia 8600) .

    Tried every permutation of RAM (with 1, 2 or 3 sticks in all 6 slots) possible.

    Tried booting without DVD and/or hard disk drives.

    I can't test the RAM or CPU on another system since I don't have any other X58 motherboards available.

    I am really close to RMAing both the CPU and motherboard. I have a feeling it is the motherboard though. By the time I get a new motherboard though, it'll be too late to RMA the CPU if it was just the CPU or both the motherboard and CPU that were defective.

    I'm not new to building systems and have read every generic "my system won't boot" thread that looked worth reading.

    I've also googled extensively for specific problems with this particular hardware.

    So, anyone have any advice before I RMA the CPU and motherboard (>$500 worth)?
    Last edited by peaceoutside.org; 06-10-2009 at 03:34 PM. Reason: weird copy/paste stuff

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    Default Re: Black Screen / No BIOS with i7 920 + GA-EX58-UD5

    Have you tested with the motherboard outside the computer case?
    Can you test with a different (more powerful) psu?
    Do you have a speaker hooked up to your motherboard?
    Have you tired a different video cable?

    The Award & Intel X58 Debug Codes show has the codes you mentioned.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
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    Default Re: Black Screen / No BIOS with i7 920 + GA-EX58-UD5

    Have you tested with the motherboard outside the computer case?

    yep, it's not shorted out

    Can you test with a different (more powerful) psu?

    i can try...

    Do you have a speaker hooked up to your motherboard?

    nope.

    Have you tired a different video cable?

    i tried 2 working monitors that have different cables.

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    Default Re: Black Screen / No BIOS with i7 920 + GA-EX58-UD5

    I had the same problem when I put together my ud5. I did the same as you, (taking it all apart and putting back together. I think I fixed it by uplugging from the wall, removing my ram, removing the battery from the motherboard for about a miniute. put the battery back, put the ram back, press the clear cmos button near the usb inputs near where you plug your mouse etc in for 30 seconds. Then plug the wall plug back in and turn it on, I think it then turned itself on and off a couple of times and then when it starts to boot go into the bios by pressing del, and load optimised settings, and then save and exit. If you can get access to the internet download bios F8b from the lastest bios page on this forum, you also need flashspi which can be found on the motherboard website, if you download the official bios it is included as a seperate file in that download. I then used a usb floppy to upgrade the bios. Hopefully this might help you. Also check you graphic card is fully in the slot as my gtx 295 was a bit of a pain to fit.
    Last edited by killersjp; 06-11-2009 at 02:02 AM.

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