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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ wont post, no beeps, no video...HELP!!!

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April 14, 2013 2:15:16 PM

Hi Guys,

Not sure where to go from here....

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ wont post, no beeps, no video. This is the second motherboard (brand new), as I thought the first one was DOA. Not sure if it is CPU or Graphics card...though both seem compatible with this mobo...Perhaps BIOS needs reflash?!?

PLEASE HELP, not sure what to do next...

MOBO - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA ...
CPU - AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ ...
MEMORY - (x2) G.SKILL Value 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ...
GRAPHICS - PowerColor AX7750 1GBK3-H Radeon HD 7750 1GB ...

Thanks,

-Nick

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April 14, 2013 2:29:51 PM

Does the power cut on to it then cut right back off or does the system stay on? If it is shutting right back off, check your power connectors. Going to the motherboard you should have the 12 volt rail, plus a 8 pin supplemental connector towards the top of the board. If both aren't connected that would cause it to shut off. CPU is compatible with the board. Pull out the GPU and use the on board graphics, and only put in one stick of ram to eliminate some variables. One or the other could be bad which might cause it.
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April 14, 2013 5:27:03 PM

tator_80 said:
Does the power cut on to it then cut right back off or does the system stay on? If it is shutting right back off, check your power connectors. Going to the motherboard you should have the 12 volt rail, plus a 8 pin supplemental connector towards the top of the board. If both aren't connected that would cause it to shut off. CPU is compatible with the board. Pull out the GPU and use the on board graphics, and only put in one stick of ram to eliminate some variables. One or the other could be bad which might cause it.


Thank you for your response...

-Power stays on, all fans power up...no issues there.
-Mobo does not have an on board graphics or video
-Both sticks of RAM tried, no luck...

Any other suggestions?
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April 14, 2013 7:02:10 PM

If it is the card, if you disconnect it from the mother board you should still get a post beep even if there is no monitor attached i do believe. That's worth a shot.
Is this a brand new build or have you used that particular CPU before?
It could be the CPU
If the pins are bent on the bottom of the CPU then that could be causing the problems to.
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April 14, 2013 8:57:48 PM

tator_80 said:
If it is the card, if you disconnect it from the mother board you should still get a post beep even if there is no monitor attached i do believe. That's worth a shot.
Is this a brand new build or have you used that particular CPU before?
It could be the CPU
If the pins are bent on the bottom of the CPU then that could be causing the problems to.


No beeps whatsoever...thinking about going with a diff mobo...been reading lots of problems with this particular board
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April 15, 2013 9:24:52 AM

Maybe consider this?
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX

ASUS makes great quality boards
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May 31, 2013 6:16:04 PM

'got this from Asrock support pge:

The following are AMI BIOS Beep Codes that can occur.
Beep Code Descriptions
1 short Memory refresh timer error.
2 short Parity error.
3 short Main memory read / write test error.
4 short System timer failure.
5 short Process error.
6 short Keyboard controller BAT test error.
7 short General exception error.
8 short Display memory error.
9 short ROM BIOS checksum error.
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error.
11 short Cache Memory bad.
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June 5, 2013 10:50:20 AM

So which code are you getting, or are you not getting any beeps at all?

You could try disconnecting your GPU, all but one stick of Ram, your hard drive, mouse, keyboard, and disk drives to keep trying eliminate variables.
You could also try to reset the CMOS on your board. Look in the owners manual for the board to see exactly how, but it should say something like unplug power from psu, let the power drain from the board completely, then remove battery, wait certain amount of time, and put it back. Not sure if you can actually even flash the bios, since you cant access the Bios screen on boot up.
It just sounds like a DOA if that doesn't work. Maybe consider asking for a refund and going with another board
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August 8, 2013 5:37:17 PM

I have the exact same board. It won't post, somtimes. Disconnect everything except cpu and the psu and power it up. Do you get a missing memory beep?
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September 3, 2013 7:23:29 PM

KnucklesAMD said:
I have the exact same board. It won't post, somtimes. Disconnect everything except cpu and the psu and power it up. Do you get a missing memory beep?


I have same situation. I tried removing stuff too. Yes if I remove memory I get missing memory beep.
Replaced CPU, I even checked to see if it s running hot when it does occasionally get to bios and it isn't hot. I get 5 beeps. I tried another 500 watt PS, still 5 beeps. My PS is supposed to be compatible with PS. Does a 3 ghz chip require more then 500 watts?
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