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    Default BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    Put together the system with components listed below. Went together as smoothly as i could expect.

    System comes up, quiet, all fans running everything looks good.
    First screen is a gigabyte graphic screen displaying some markeiting of Ultra Durable 3 and 2 oz copper etc. At the bottom you can choose amongst entering the bios, post menu, boot device.

    Regardless of what i select, when it goes into the standard text screen, it is totally garbled. You can see it is working, you can arrow around, however, you can read nothing.

    I have RMAd and used two Video Cards. I have swapped out the two Mushkin memory sticks, trying on then the other.

    I'm at wits end, do not know what else to try. I'm loathe to RMA every piece one by one. I'm hoping it is something simple and possibly stupid on my part that i might have missed.
    Thanks for any help.

    Motherboard:EP45-UD3R
    CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    PSU: CoolerMaster 600Watt, Single Rail
    Video Card:EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Memory:mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Case:LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B
    Monitor:Dell 23" Flat Screen

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

    Check out the recommendations in this post.
    Did you load Optimize bios settings before making any bios changes?
    Please add a complete hardware list to your forum signature and include a link to the full specifications for your memory.
    Post your bios settings using the bios template in this post or the post below it.
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    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
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    i can't load optimized bios or tweak anything if i can't read the screen. How do i get that far, if the BIOS screen is unreachable because of the garbled video?

    I can't provide what i can't read, and i can't tweak what i can't access.

    I wish i could get that far, if i could - i believe the problem will be solved.

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

    I think there was a post like this not a while ago, not sure which card it was, try searching the forum.

    EDIT: to blindly load optimized defaults, enter BIOS, press: right arrow, enter, enter, F10, enter, the computer should boot. For failsafe defaults enter BIOS, rpress: right arrow, down arrow, enter, enter, F10, enter. If I remember correctly.
    Last edited by Chike; 09-29-2009 at 09:28 PM.

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

    You need to clear your cmos and start over.
    Follow the procedures for cmos clearing in the BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide" thread.
    If your problems remain, try booting with only one memory module in slot #1 so that you can enter your bios and make bios changes.
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    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
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    I think there was a post like this not a while ago, not sure which card it was, try searching the forum.

    EDIT: to blindly load optimized defaults, enter BIOS, press: right arrow, enter, enter, F10, enter, the computer should boot. For failsafe defaults enter BIOS, rpress: right arrow, down arrow, enter, enter, F10, enter. If I remember correctly.
    Thanks for the input. I tried both of the blind approaches. No luck. I've cleared CMOS, no luck.

    I have and will continue to search forums. I guess i'll try to get my hands on an alternate type video card. It's amazing that i'm seeing something that it appears nobody has run into. Wish i had that kinda luck in the lottery.

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

    Do you have an older PCI video card that you can try in one of the whilte PCI slots?
    Another video cable that you can test with?
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    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
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    I ran into this problem setting up a bad raid configuration. I had to take the cmos batt out, reset the the cmos, and loaded optilmal default with IDE setup for a work around. Just an idea, I've never seen exactly what your stating other than my little problem I had.
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3R P45 775 R (rev: 1.1),
    Intel Core2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale @ 3.80 GHz (EO),
    4 X 2GB DDR2-1066 G.SKILL PC8500CL5D
    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770
    Intel X25-M SATA SSD 80 GB
    LG DVD+R 6X Blu-ray SATA Burner MD-GGW-H2OL
    CREATIVE SB X-Fi XTREME Audio 7.1 PCI-E
    Cooler Master Stacker 830 EVO
    Cooler Master Silent Pro M850
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
    ZALMAN ZM-MFC3 Fan controller
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    I've cleared CMOS, no luck.
    Did you follow the clearing CMOS procedures in the Bios Flashing Guide?
    You might need to:
    turn off your computer
    power off the psu using its switch
    unplug the power cable
    remove the mobo battery
    clear the cmos for several hours or more using a HDD jumper block

    Some have had to follow this procedure when their systems got into a boot loop and all other efforts failed.
    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
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    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
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: BIOS Screen Garbled - EP45-UD3R help!

    Well, here is the latest.

    I've tried all that has been suggested, thank you.

    Finally, i swapped in a different video card.

    The one(S) that are not working is
    Video Card:EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    I RMA'd it and have tried two different versions of the above card with the same problem.

    Borrowed a BFG GeForce 7950GT and the system came up visibly.

    So, would anybody know why one particular PCI Express card would work and not another type. Again, i tried two brand new EVGA cards with the same problem.

    Mobo/EVGA compatibility? If anybody has any ideas let me know. Meantime, i suppose i could switch to a totally different card.

    but, at least i found the culprit. EVGA doesn't like MOBO or MOBO doesn't like EVGA

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