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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD5 and Corsair CMD12GX3M6A1600C8

    Attachment 2397

    I spare you the pictures with two sticks and with the other psu / other graphic card but the result was always the same. A technician I contacted told me that it's possible my motherboard shipped with a bios version not compatible with the hexacore and I would need another "older" cpu to try and flash it. But obviously, finding such a cpu and someone willing to lend it or do it is not an easy task. Now seriously considering sending everything back and stick with my qx6700 for a few more years :(

    btw, I know it's a bit hard to see on the pictures, but up close, all pins seems to be really fine, even with a magnifier

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    qx6700 and 920 i7 are different sockets,the ud5 board should work out of the box with the 920 cpu no need to use any other chip,qx6700 is a 775 socket and 920 is 1366 socket,there different in sizes...also you need to take pictures of the motherboard socket thats where the pins are there not on the underside of the cpu,that is flat
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    Warren, no disrespect, I appreciate you trying to help me very much but please, would you be kind enough to stop assuming I'm an idiot ?
    I'm very well aware that the 6700 and the i7 980X are two different processors with two different sockets. What I said was, I was slowly considering returning the CPU, motherboard and memory and go on with my old 6700 but obviously on its asus striker, not on the gigabyte with a socket 1366.
    As for the pins, if you check both pictures you will see there a picture of the inside of the 1366 and a picture of the underside of the cpu (I wanted to cover all the bases).
    I know this post might sound a bit harsh, especially when geared toward someone who do try to help but assuming that because a person ask for help, it must be a moron is a bit harsh too :)

    And btw, I repeat, it's not a 920, it's a 980X (hexa-core) the most recent one so the hypothesis that the motherboard could have been received by the reseller prior to the bios update that made the motherboard compatible with the 980X is not totally unrealistic (I don't know exactly when the 980X compatible motherboards started to ship from the factory, but it's possible that the motherboard I currently have was manufactured before, I guess only a check with the serial number could confirm or infirm that hypothesis)

    In all case, thank you for trying to help, I do appreciate it :)

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    no i didnt mean it like that,i ment that guy who advised you was comparing a qx6700 with a 920 or 980x,you could need a 920 chip to flash bios to the bios that supports a 980x chip other than that i cant think of anything else,i wasn't assuming your stupid at all sorry if thats the way it came across,if i were you i would try and take the motherboard and chip to the store where you purchased or a local pc repair store and ask if they could pop in a 920 chip,take with you the latest bios on a usb stick and ask them to flash it for you,i cantsee why they wouldnt
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    Thank you Warren and sorry if I got a bit angry. As you can imagine, I haven't slept a lot :) I guess I didn't express myself correctly, the guy didn't suggest me to put my 6700 on the motherboard. He told me, I should try and get an "older" cpu (socket 1366) and put it on the motherboard to try and use it to boot and flash the bios to the version F2 which is compatible with the 680X.
    Anyway, I finally managed to contact the reseller and I will send back the hardware and get a refund. According to their records, the motherboard was ordered at the start of March so it should have the right bios, but they weren't sure since they don't get them directly from Gigabyte and they could have been in storage for a while. They did offer me to come and have it flashed by them but it's 300 kilometers from where I live and I have no car, so I preferred shipping it back.
    Anyway, I hope I will be luckier next time, I guess if it had worked, it would have been a pretty nice computer

    Thank you again for your help and I hope, no hard feeling :)

    Jean-Luc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
    Thank you Warren and sorry if I got a bit angry. As you can imagine, I haven't slept a lot :) I guess I didn't express myself correctly, the guy didn't suggest me to put my 6700 on the motherboard. He told me, I should try and get an "older" cpu (socket 1366) and put it on the motherboard to try and use it to boot and flash the bios to the version F2 which is compatible with the 680X.
    Anyway, I finally managed to contact the reseller and I will send back the hardware and get a refund. According to their records, the motherboard was ordered at the start of March so it should have the right bios, but they weren't sure since they don't get them directly from Gigabyte and they could have been in storage for a while. They did offer me to come and have it flashed by them but it's 300 kilometers from where I live and I have no car, so I preferred shipping it back.
    Anyway, I hope I will be luckier next time, I guess if it had worked, it would have been a pretty nice computer

    Thank you again for your help and I hope, no hard feeling :)

    Jean-Luc
    wont the let you post it to them for flashing and them post it back to you first? then if it still doesnt work maybe a refund??
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    Thanks for the pics! Socket looks fine

    Sorry I didn't notice you said 980X! Yes you will need at least F4 BIOS for 980X, and the board may have shipped out with F3 or lower.

    You will need to borrow a CPU or possibly take it to a shop where they will let you borrow one for a quick flash.

    All you need is a flash, I know it might be difficult for you to find a CPU to do this with but I wouldn't ship everything back until I was absolutely sure I could not find a 920 to flash with.

    That is probably the only issue, of course it could always be something else as well but we would never know unless you find a 920 or you could also buy a cheap dual core 1366 to flash with. Some of the older dual core 1366's are fairly cheap and should work fine as they would be added into the BIOS CPU Support from F1 onwards since they are already in the previous gen. 1 boards. Sometimes you can get them for $100 on ebay, let me know if you want to know the models I am referring to, or if you already sent this back.

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    Sorry I didn't answer sooner :)

    The store where I bought the components gave me to choices:

    1) Send back the motherboard for them to flash it (they would actually charge me 30 for the bios upgrade, shipping at my charge too - meaning a total of about 60 (roughly $90). They told me the delay would be roughly two weeks.

    2) Send back the motherboard and be refunded (the law actually force them to do that otherwise I guess they wouldn't.

    So I sent back the motherboard and ordered another one from a different store (not the same model, it wasn't in stock and anyway, I was a bit worried to have the same kind of problems again)

    Anyway, thank you very much to both of you for the help. It didn't work because I wasn't able to get a CPU but I really appreciate nonetheless :)

    Jean-Luc

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    Woaa! $90 to get flashed! Ouch!

    I'd charge you $5 for my time, if that! I'd charge you nothing really personally, I mean I would charge $5 if I was a business. That's insane, what was their actual charge for the flashing itself in US $?

    What I would do then is keep the board, buy a 920 locally and flash it, then return the 920 same day and say you want a refund

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    LED Error POST code 89 has been confirmed to be incompatible CPU, as well as b8/68

    88 is dead CPU, but can also be dead/incompatible PSU or dead motherboard.
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 04-14-2010 at 01:41 PM.

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