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    Default Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    Hey all,

    just put together a new system around a Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 motherboard. It has F11 BIOS installed.

    The weird thing is it takes 30seconds to a couple of minutes to boot to the BIOS picture. It keeps starting up (all the fans spin up) and then shuts down again, it does that until it finally displays the BIOS logo and then boots as normal.

    I have seen this behaviour before when putting in incorrect overclocking settings and the system starts up and down until it resets the BIOS. Except no overclocking has been done to this system and it eventually boots as normal.

    Any ideas?

    This isn't technically a new system as I had to RMA my old motherboard (Asus P9X79 Pro) which developed faulty power switch header pins. I am not sure if ASUS are going to honour the warranty so thought I would try out a new motherboard in the mean time.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by pox67 View Post
    Hey all,

    just put together a new system around a Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 motherboard. It has F11 BIOS installed.

    The weird thing is it takes 30seconds to a couple of minutes to boot to the BIOS picture. It keeps starting up (all the fans spin up) and then shuts down again, it does that until it finally displays the BIOS logo and then boots as normal.

    I have seen this behaviour before when putting in incorrect overclocking settings and the system starts up and down until it resets the BIOS. Except no overclocking has been done to this system and it eventually boots as normal.

    Any ideas?

    This isn't technically a new system as I had to RMA my old motherboard (Asus P9X79 Pro) which developed faulty power switch header pins. I am not sure if ASUS are going to honour the warranty so thought I would try out a new motherboard in the mean time.
    Try clearing the CMOS Jumper, take out the battery for 10 minutes at least, but doing this without the PSU cable.
    Last edited by johnslash; 09-28-2012 at 10:58 AM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    how you OC the system? CPU ratio? voltage?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    No OC on the system, voltage looks normal and the same as on the Asus P9X79.

    johnslash, when you say clean the CMOS jumper do you mean the physical pins on the motherboard?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    i think the above comment is a typo,he means try clearing the cmos not cleaning

    if its cycling at startup chances are its a hardware issue,most likely ram,its cycling to find a stable setting and then booting up correctly,have you tested with just one or two ram sticks installed? see what happens
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    Aha, that makes way more sense. Early in the morning here so I couldn't see the typo as the image of a scrubbing brush, soapy water and my motherboard were overloading my brain.

    Good idea on the RAM, I'll give it a try when I get home from work.
    It would be good if this board had a BIOS status LED display on it like the Asus P9X79 Pro did, that way you can always tell what the BIOS is trying to do.

    To be honest I don't know if I will keep this board. I just found out the onboard Killer NIC doesn't support Jumbo Frames...
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    i dont know much about the nic,would it be simpler to add in a pci/pci-e nic if needed?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    It has a Bigfoot Killer E2100 NIC. They are meant to really good but this is the first one I have used and it is severly lacking in basic features. Jumbo Frames should be a standard.

    I could put in a PCIE NIC but I run SLi and don't really want anything blocking airflow (Gigabyte GTX 670's have 3 fans along them).

    If my Asus P9X79 Pro comes back from RMA all fixed and shiny then I'll keep that and sell this Assassin. The Asus was working quite well until the motherboard power switch pins stopped working. The guys at the store said it looked like someone had soldered the pins as there was heat discolouration around them. There has been some talk on the Asus forums that the new BIOS are creating crosstalk between the motherboard front panel headers.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    ahh i see,just see how it goes first,i have no idea on what those features do,idk if a simple bios or driver update would add them?first thing is to try and solve why its looping at start up,pretty sure its a memory setting/voltage
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G1 Assassin.2 X79 slow to boot through BIOS

    Yep, thanks Wazza300, will give it a try tonight.
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