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Thread: Gigabyte P55-USB3 Soundcard/PCIe issue

  1. #1
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    Feb 2011
    Madison, WI

    Default Gigabyte P55-USB3 Soundcard/PCIe issue

    Hey here folks.

    Recently got sick of my MSI motherboard and so bought a Gigabyte board on a friend's referral. Was really excited because I'd heard good things about Gigabyte.

    Well, I got all my peripherals plugged in (a Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium card, Ralink Wireless N card and my Palit Geforce 240 GT card), along with my 8 GB of RAM (4 x 2GB modules) and my WD 500 GB HDD.

    So I tried to turn it on and it turned on! Yay! However, it stayed stuck with all the LEDs on the board lit, and nothing happened. No BIOs splash screen, no POST, no nothing. It just hung there. So I tried a few things, basically removing things until I got it to boot.

    Turns out that my Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium (PCIe 1x) card is stopping booting from occurring, and I can't figure out why. Maybe this is just some newbie error, but I've tried swapping the cards around however I could (I have a PCIe 1x, a PCI wireless-N card and a PCIe 2.0 graphics card). Board is running the latest stable BIOs, and I can get it to boot to the OS without the sound card installed. Is this just a problem with where I'm placing the cards on the board, or is there some incompatibility that I don't know about?

    Again, this could be a really rookie mistake, I'm pretty new at this. Any feedback would be really appreciated! Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Birmingham,Great Britain

    Default Re: Gigabyte P55-USB3 Soundcard/PCIe issue

    Try booting up without sound card and turn of azalia codec in bios,then try booting back up with the sound card,try latest beta bios on tweaktown/gigabyte page,use latest Intel inf drivers too
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    Default Re: Gigabyte P55-USB3 Soundcard/PCIe issue

    btw what is the actual transfer speed of a usb 3.0? cause imo its very slow if it only transfers with 6 mbps on my 890 gpa mb .. i downloaded the drivers but im thinking i got something messed up
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  4. #4
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    Madison, WI

    Default Re: Gigabyte P55-USB3 Soundcard/PCIe issue

    @wazza: Thanks! Sadly though, I found out the problem.

    It turns out the motherboard didn't like to boot with the 8 GB of RAM I had inserted. Two of the RAM sticks (G Skill brand) would not play well with the Crucial branded sticks, even though they were (spec-wise) identical. Guess the brand made a difference this time.

    @outsider: Speed is 5Gb/sec, I believe.
    Last edited by AxeluteZero; 03-01-2011 at 05:48 AM.

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