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    Exclamation Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    Hello all,

    This is my first post so, forgive me if this isn't the right place. :)

    I've just completed my 8th system build - this time using the following components:

    Intel i7 950
    GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2.0) MB
    Crucial Ballistix 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 RAM (BL3KIT25664BN1608)
    Crucial C300 64GB SSD (CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1) (on the SATA_7 [3.0/6GBs] channel)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB VGA card (GV-N460OC2-1GI)
    Corsair 750TX PSU
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit*

    *All motherboard, VGA, and otherwise, drivers have been installed using the website(s) for latest versions.

    Alright, well the issue seems simple enough but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix it.

    The issue is that every time I turn my computer on, the lights/fans will come on normally, stay on for about 5 seconds, then turn off. It then reboots automatically, sits on the splash screen for about 5-8 seconds, then everything is fine. Computer runs perfectly, hasn't had a single hiccup. Never gone above 50C. on the CPU, even through quite a number of CPU and overall system load software runs.

    The only thing I have changed within the BIOS is I enabled USB mouse/keyboard support, disabled USB 3.0, and enabled "X.M.P." because when I checked the RAM was only running at 1066. As soon as I enabled it, the RAM was recognized as 1600.

    I should note that this issue was occurring before ever changing anything within the BIOS. I have yet to experience the "infinite boot" issue, and I hope I never do. What I wish NOT to do here, is make matters worse. So long as it stays where it is, and doesn't get worse, I can handle it.

    Another side note: I was browsing the BIOS and when I went into the M.I.T. section, a red warning box came up that read something along the lines of: "Your system has experienced multiple boot failures due to something or another, yada yada settings may not reflect current settings".

    So I was just wondering if this is a major issue I should fix or can it just stay like this indefinitely? Also, if it's possible to fix it without causing further harm, I'd like that if possible.

    Sorry if this post is redundant - I did search for this particular issue prior to posting, but could not find anyone with a similar issue.

    Thank you in advance!

    -Kij
    Last edited by Kijan; 03-07-2011 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Forgot to add the CPU I am using.

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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    Are you using latest mb bios? Sometimes it normal for a double boot esp if using an early bios,did you set ahci for your ssd? Personally I would disable xmp and manually set ram speed by raising spd system multiplier,then set dram voltage according to your ram and set qpi/vtt voltage to 1.3v. Try disabling floppy drive from boot order and drive A in bios and set hdd delay to 0 it will help with boot up ect
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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    Okay, few things:

    I also disabled the floppy and CD from boot order, forgot about that. HDD Delay is set to 0 already.

    Could you tell me how to enable the AHCI mode for the SSD? I tried setting something to AHCI but then the system failed to recognize my DVD-RW drive (LG SATA II)

    Current bios version is FD.

    Additionally, could you give me a quick explanation (including numbers) on how to set the memory as you described? Just now I checked and the RAM is running at 1066 again.

    I'm not a complete n00b but some of these terms aren't familiar to me, sorry if it's annoying! :P

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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    1066mhz is default mb settings,you need to look for spd system multiplier and set to 8x or 10x or whatever multi untill you see the speed 1600mhz,if you read in the mb manual it will show you with screenshots,for ahci it should work with your dvd drive too if its a SATA dvd drive,mines a lite on model and it works fine,you should see two options at the top and near the bottom on one of the bios pages,set them both to ahci,you should do this before you install win7 though or else you need to boot up in ide mode and do a reg tweak to enable ahci after os installation which I've done and its very simple,it will install the ahci drivers for you without os reinstall,just Google enabling ahci win 7 and the guide should POP up
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
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    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    Okay I believe I've set this up properly now. I continue to experience the double boot problem but other than that everything is hunky-dory.

    I tried enabling the AHCI mode as you described but the system again failed to recognized anything but my C300 SSD. I have a brand new SATA 1TB Seagate 7200 Barracuda drive I just installed, along with a dated SATA Hitachi 80GB Deskstar - neither of those, nor my optical drive, were detected. I reverted to IDE mode (top and bottom selections) and it again recognized them.

    It appears that there are separate settings for the SATA 3.0 ports, considering there's an extra option that reads "GSATA6_7 Control Mode" which I changed from IDE to AHCI and things appear to be working properly.

    The voltages, which I was unable to change for some reason, read 1.65 for the DRAM, and 1.25 for the QPI. The SPD setting was 12x, 10x was 1333. I figured that 1.25 was close enough to 1.3 to work.

    What's the word on the BIOS version? I noticed that "FF" is the one available from Gigabyte so...should I risk flashing the BIOS or what? How much of a risk are we talking about? Will it save my old settings?

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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    You can try updating the bios with qflash and a usb stick formatted in fat32,enable usb storage or usb legacy devices in bios and just put the bios on the memory stick,and yes I forgot that your using sata3 so what you did was right,the other ones are fine on ide its the ssd you want in ahci as it improves read/write speeds,you can save your bios settings to a profile in the bios f12 I think not sure,press it in the bios,I'm not sure if it keeps it after flashing bios though so I would write down your settings just incase,your rams running at 1600mhz now? You can set qpi/vtt to 1.315v if you can't select 1.3v as you might need more leave it where it is for now though,and set dram voltage to 1.66v which will be 1.648v in Windows
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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    You're saying there's no risk associated with updating the BIOS? If there is an issue, is there a way to revert it back to the old version?

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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    Your mobo has a dual bios so in theory if you try to flash, and it fails or is corrupted you just flick the switch on the board (or is it auto? I'm not sure) and you're good to go again from square 1. Try disabling ALL peripherals (that you don't ABSOLUTELY need) in the bios and see if that works. Hook the C300 up to a SATA2 port and disable the SATA3 controller, any IDE controllers onboard LAN, onboard audio, etc. There should be a page in the bios with all these on it and you should be able to disable them.

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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    The dual bios doesn't always recover a failed flash,on newer p67 it much improved but on x58 ALWAYS flash in dos with qflash,it's safe,don't flash using @bios as its software/windows based and if your pc crashes ect it will fail,qflash is the way to go and 100% safe

    Oh and you can flash back and forth to any bios version you prefer,do if it doesn't improve things or you prefer the older bios just flash back to that version
    Last edited by wazza300; 03-07-2011 at 05:47 PM.
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    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
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    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

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    Default Re: Boot Issue (GA-X58A-UD3R)

    Okay. I will try updating the BIOS like you said to see if that fixes the issues.

    I failed to mention another "problem" I'm having as well (had this issue from the start, not caused by changing settings): The computer will sit at a black screen, prior to the Gigabyte Splash Screen, for about 5 seconds. I don't know what is causing this, I disabled everything I could already and still it just sits there. I also tried changing "INIT Display First" to PCIE_1_16x and then to just PCI and neither fixed it.

    I enabled "Quick Boot" as well.

    Yet another thing to mention is that I am not receiving a POST beep, even though the computer starts just fine. It posted before but now it doesn't. Is this due to the "Quick Boot" option being enabled?

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