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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    Yes it could be. I would get a better unit. Honestly I could'nt say for sure, but we have seen this to be the fix on others with a P.O.S.T. problem. We have seen some setups require more amperage then others. With a 1x4 pin connector you are sending about half the amperage as a 2X4 pin connector. Naturally a stronger power supply with a 12v ATX1X4pin may have sufficient amps. This is why in some cases you can use a 1x4pin. To be sure borrow, or try another stronger power supply. The below quote is from your motherboard manual page 24
    1/2) ATX_12V_2X4/ATX (2x4 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector)
    With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first make sure the power supply is turned off and all devices are properly installed. The power connector possesses a foolproof design. Connect the power supply cable to the power connector in the correct orientation. The 12V power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the 12V power connector is not connected, the computer will not start.
    To meet expansion requirements, it is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (500W or greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power, the result can lead to an unstable or unbootable system.
    The power connectors are compatible with power supplies with 2x2 12V and 2x10 power connectors. When using a power supply providing a 2x4 12V and a 2x12 power connector, remove the protective covers from the 12V power connector and the main power connector on the motherboard. Do not insert the power supply cables into pins under the protective covers when using a power supply providing a 2x2 12V and a 2x10 power connector.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baylan View Post
    The power supply I purchased is a hec HP485D 485W. I was using the 20+4 connectors in order to get the fans going on the motherboard and the system as a whole. My understanding reading the mobo manual is that this was an alternative to the 2x4 connectors. Am I wrong in this?

    This might be the issue that I'm having. Unfortunately I'm no longer even getting the beeping when starting the mobo, I'm afraid that I've fried it with all the jumbling and attempting to get it working... Grr.
    20+4/24 pin must be connected to the ATX 12V 24 pin slot on the board, and then a 4 pin or 8 pin cable must also be connected. This cable is separate from the 20+4 pin cable, and you should not attempt to use the 4 pin from the 20+4 in any other place on the board except in the 24 pin slot.

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    and you should not attempt to use the 4 pin from the 20+4 in any other place on the board except in the 24 pin slot.
    Yes if you tried plugging the 4pin end of the 20+4 into the 12V_ATX_2X4 pin connection. I dont know what would happen, but the outcome could not be good. The 1x4 or 2x4 are 2yellow(12V) and 2black(Ground) or 4yellow(12V) and 4black(Ground) The 4pin for the 20plus4 pin is yellow(12V),red(5V),orange(3.3V), and black(Ground)
    Look at your motherboard manual page 24. It shows a drawing with 2 perimeters to point out where these connections are on your motherboard. You will want them connected properly. Below is a pdf of your motherboard manual. Just click on it. The PDF may take a bit to load.
    http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m...-ud(s)2h_e.pdf


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    Last edited by artdrivers; 06-07-2010 at 04:40 AM.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    So have you had a chance to try a new PSU yet?

    Just checking in

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    After a couple of things moving in and around, I managed to get it all working with the original components, thankfully.

    I've now moved on to another problem - my HD is a SATA harddrive and the current OS install that I have is WinXP - which is obviously problematic given XP's inability to recognize SATA harddrives. I've been searching, messing with BIOS, and trying several different things but have yet to reach a conclusion that allows me to install WinXP.

    I don't have a floppy drive lying around, as I'm pretty new to this building computer business, and have tried several CD workarounds such as this one: Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy (F6) - No Floppy...no Windows on SATA? Wrong! - Softpedia

    The furthest I've managed to get along via an install is while it is setting up, then I get a "jraid.sys file is corrupted" error and am forced to restart.

    Any ideas or suggestions, or should I just order a Win7 OEM install from Newegg and call it a day?

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    Sure, it appears you are trying to use the wrong SATAII controller. You only need to use the F6 option if you are using RAID or AHCI. RAID is for multiple harddrives setup as one.
    The Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an application programming interface defined by Intel which defines the operation of Serial ATA host bus adapters in a non-implementation-specific manner. The specification describes a system memory structure for computer hardware vendors to exchange data between host system memory and attached storage devices. As of June 2008, the current version of the specification is v. 1.3.[1] AHCI gives software developers and hardware designers a standard method for detecting, configuring, and programming SATA/AHCI adapters. AHCI is separate from the SATA 3Gb/s standard, although it exposes SATA's advanced capabilities (such as hot-plugging and native command queuing) such that host systems can utilize them.
    You may want to put the hard drive on SATAII_0. Then set the BIOS to load optimized defaults, save and exit. Then just run windows xp setup. Normally as you would with an IDE. It should setup just fine. It still will use the SATAII controller which is in the AMD SB710 chipset in IDE mode. AHCI has some deficiencies as well as benefits, but you will not notice them. There truly is no significant speed difference in AHCI mode and IDE mode. After this said if you still want to load Windows in AHCI mode with the F6 option in Windows setup. You will need the proper driver. The AMD SB710 RAID/AHCI Driver. Not the Gigabyte JRAID Driver.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 06-10-2010 at 07:56 AM.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    I've had my HD in the SATA2_0 port since I initially set it up - and one of the issues I've been having with the BIOS is that it doesn't initially read my CD/DVD, currently plugged into SATA2_1. I can feel myself getting closer and closer to the end result of finally getting this thing booting into Windows... Which makes it that much harder for it to not be working. *sigh*

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    Install the DVD in SATAII_4 or 5 and set it in bios to IDE mode.
    AHCI driver for Windows XP 32bit. http://download.gigabyte.cn/FileList...isk_m7x_xp.exe
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    Integrated Peripherals
    OnChip IDE Channel [Enabled]
    OnChip SATA Controller [Enabled]
    OnChip SATA Type [Native IDE] AHCI with the SB710 F6 driver.
    x OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type IDE for DVD Drive
    Onboard Audio Function [Enabled]
    Onboard 1394 Function [Enabled]
    Onboard LAN Function [Enabled]
    } SMART LAN [Press Enter]
    Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
    OnChip USB Controller [Enabled]
    USB EHCI Controller [Enabled]
    USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
    USB Mouse Support [Disabled]
    Legacy USB storage detect [Enabled]
    Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8/IRQ4]
    Onboard Parallel Port [378/IRQ7]
    Parallel Port Mode [SPP]
    x ECP Mode Use DMA 3
    Last edited by artdrivers; 06-10-2010 at 08:04 AM.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    I have done so, but still cannot boot from the drive, BIOS does not allow me to select it as an option for booting, despite recognizing the drive during the initial boot.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H "No Signal" on first boot.

    Boot option when you post select F12 for boot options
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