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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    *tap* *tap* *tap*

    Anyone still here?

    *wipes away a few cobwebs*

    I've got this exact same problem on my system!! I've put tens of hours of research and testing into trying to find a solution....to no avail.

    Here are my system specs:

    Mobo: Gigabyte Ma78g-ds3hp
    CPU: Phenom II x3 720
    GPU: HD6850 1Gb
    RAM: 2x2Gb DDR3
    PSU: Cooler Master 550W

    I've been investigating my issue for a number of days. From a cold boot my PC will display a garbled bios boot & POST screen. After having installed all updated drivers and bios I got to the point where it would boot up garbled, screen would go black for 20 secs (where it appears to be loading XP) and will then reset and reboot normally.

    Refer this video:

    Garbled Bios & POST screens - YouTube

    I just figured out by accident however, if I hit the reset *any time* from when the Gigabyte logo appears, the PC will boot up perfectly fine.

    My PSU is nearly 3yrs old. The guy at Umart said I *may* have power issues with the new card, but he said that if I were to have power issues, the system wouldn't boot at all. My old 4870 card reportedly had a higher power consumption and used 2 x 6pin power leads instead of a single for the 6850.

    I've tried *everything* I can think of.

    Video cables work fine with my HD4870 and onboard Gfx.

    I get the exact same screen on HDMI-HDMI 42" LCD output.

    Tried both PCIe slots. Same result.

    Is there a potential lack of power at initial start up? Could my PSU be running so borderline that a reset gives the card enough power to start up properly?

    I've tried disconnecting all HDDs (except system drive) and DVD burners to conserve power – same result.

    Haven't got another PC to test it in – but I'm on the search!
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    dont think its power issue,more like ram related and cold boot issues,you could try pressing alt and f12 at splash screen to make sure both back up and main bios chips are running the same bios version,maybe a slight(one or two)clicks more dram voltage or nb voltage might help
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    dont think its power issue,more like ram related and cold boot issues,you could try pressing alt and f12 at splash screen to make sure both back up and main bios chips are running the same bios version,maybe a slight(one or two)clicks more dram voltage or nb voltage might help
    I'll check the bios versions. How would I update the backup bios? I updated the main bios in XP through the mobo drivers.

    I've never adjusted the voltages, but I've seen the settings in CMOS. I've seen dram, but is nb voltage listed in the same screen? I need really dumbed down instructions on that one!

    Should I clear CMOS by taking the battery out for 10mins?

    Should I create a new thread for my issue? Different mobo....

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    Post here,not 100% familiar with older mb's but it should say nb voltage,only add one or two clicks more than what auto is showing,same for dram,pressing and holding alt and f12 at gigabyte splash screen should flash your back up bios with your main BIOS for you

    You can remove mb battery for 30mins then load optimized defaults in BIOS,then make above changes and see if things improve

    What make/model ram you using? Using latest mb BIOS?
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    Awwww my poor system. It's not *that* old is it?

    Gigabyte website tells me 5i is the latest bios. It was shipped with 4 (one step down). Have updated it & confirmed in CPU-z.

    Pretty sure I've got Kingston DDR3 but I'll confirm that in about 5hrs when I get home.

    Thanks for you help so far!

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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    To correct the instability at boot, if you have not done so, you should manually set the timings in bios to correspond to your memory specifications.

    As to the garbled text at boot this is likely not related to memory timings but rather more likely is similar to the incompatibility discussed years ago in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azairvine View Post
    Awwww my poor system. It's not *that* old is it?

    Gigabyte website tells me 5i is the latest bios. It was shipped with 4 (one step down). Have updated it & confirmed in CPU-z.

    Pretty sure I've got Kingston DDR3 but I'll confirm that in about 5hrs when I get home.

    Thanks for you help so far!
    your systems not old,its just i never overclocked that generation mb,i came from pentium 4 straight to x58,try what bobs1812 said too,set up your ram timing according to your ram,and again it could be bios incompatibility issue with that particular make/model of ram
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    The RAM is:

    2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1066

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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    @azairvine

    You state you have a DDR2 motherboard and DDR3 ram.
    Please attach a CPU-Z text report (CPU-Z -> About tab -> Save Report (.TXT)).

    This is abviousely not a driver related issue since the BIOS screen is garbled.
    Do you have an older graphics card to test with?

    EDIT: does it happen with every cold boot, even if the machine was on for a while and shut down and re-booted?
    Last edited by Chike; 11-08-2011 at 06:01 AM.

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