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June 4, 2013 4:59:08 PM

Hello all,

I'm having an issue where my PC will not progress past the BIOS screen, or even into the BIOS itself. My keyboard still responds (lights will go on/off when I press capslock or numlock), but pressing DEL, ESC, F12, etc. does nothing.

I recently added a custom liquid cooling loop to the system so I don't know if that could be playing a factor at all.

The motherboard is a GA-X79-UP4 and is brand new (these are its first boots).

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
June 4, 2013 5:05:09 PM

Check to see if a Sata drive plugged into a non intel ports or the cable or drive port is snaped and shorting the mb out. Unplug the USB case header to rule out a short. Check the io shield that the io shield not giving you the middle finger and it shorting out the rear USB ports.
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June 4, 2013 5:06:49 PM

Take it all apart and breadboard the motherboard
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June 4, 2013 5:45:21 PM

dingo that's kind of hard to do with the watercooling loop already set up.

smorizio everything is disconnected except the essentials, and it's still locking up.
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June 4, 2013 5:53:37 PM

If this is an ib build check that all the standoffs were used and the mb bythe CPU not bent. Ib have a weak case and to much weight on top from a large cooler or cooler over tighten can cause issues. If you can try pulling the gpu up out of it slot and see if the onboard video post fine. Could be a bios bug.
also try system with one ram stick. Also if your using a gaming keyboard and mouse try a standard one...bios bug.
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June 4, 2013 5:58:16 PM


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If this is an ib build check that all the standoffs were used and the mb bythe CPU not bent. Ib have a weak case and to much weight on top from a large cooler or cooler over tighten can cause issues.


It's an NZXT Switch 810 case

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If you can try pulling the gpu up out of it slot and see if the onboard video post fine.


x79-up4 board, no onboard video.

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also try system with one ram stick.


Tried 2 of my RAM sticks (I've only been using one at a time) and both produce the same problem.

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Also if your using a gaming keyboard and mouse try a standard one...bios bug.


Not a gaming keyboard.
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June 4, 2013 6:40:55 PM

ZgunnerZ said:
dingo that's kind of hard to do with the watercooling loop already set up.

smorizio everything is disconnected except the essentials, and it's still locking up.


Not hard, just takes time and patience. Actually, you should've checked compatibility of the parts, POSTed and entered BIOS before even putting the MB in the case...

Had Woody gone straight to the police, none of this would ever had happened!
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June 4, 2013 6:59:01 PM

dingo07 said:
ZgunnerZ said:
dingo that's kind of hard to do with the watercooling loop already set up.

smorizio everything is disconnected except the essentials, and it's still locking up.


Not hard, just takes time and patience. Actually, you should've checked compatibility of the parts, POSTed and entered BIOS before even putting the MB in the case...

Had Woody gone straight to the police, none of this would ever had happened!


I did have it working before adding the watercooling. I had to RMA the old mobo because of some other issues, and this is happening simply after inserting the new mobo into the same system.

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June 4, 2013 8:37:59 PM

if you rma the mb is this mb new or a replacement. If it a replacement look at the bios chip for the bios rev see if it new or old. Could be old bios and bios bug. The other issue could be bent pin or a zapped CPU from the last mb issue.
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June 5, 2013 5:31:24 AM

smorizio said:
if you rma the mb is this mb new or a replacement. If it a replacement look at the bios chip for the bios rev see if it new or old. Could be old bios and bios bug. The other issue could be bent pin or a zapped CPU from the last mb issue.


It's new. The first one I had was open box so I made sure the replacement I got was a new one.

Would it even be getting to BIOS screen if the CPU is zapped? I'm going to go get a case speaker today so I can see if the beeps are ok.
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June 5, 2013 9:20:01 AM

if the cpu or it's connector are faulty, there's no telling exactly what it might do - but it won't work ;) 

the beeps should give you insight
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June 5, 2013 4:21:31 PM

Watch out for the new road runner mb failure...two quick beeps and a wet toung failure....
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