No BIOS post, new mobo new CPU
I just got a new mobo and the i7 haswell cpu. everything else is the same components I have used on a previos build so I know they all work. I have triple checked the seating on everything its all good and tight. My 2 gpu's are running I know bc the fans are going, the cpu fan is running nice steady and smooth, I have clicked the cmos clear button a few times no avail. Im getting a blue screen and no Bios at all. my dvd-rw drive doesn't open either so if its a BIOS update thing can/is it possible to use a usb stick for this update? Or is there a way to plug in another computer and push an update to the one giving me fits. Im looking for any suggestions.
Have you tried with a single stick of DRAM? Sounds like maybe a short somewhere, may want to bench it and troubleshoot, have a guide I wrote that may help here:
Yeah my components are:
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
2x GIGABYTE GV-R775OC-2GI Radeon HD 7750 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $99.99
2x CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M1A1600C10B
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
MSI Z87 MPOWER LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC Flagship High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Platform Intel Motherboard
Yes I just did, It showed a 55 on the led display on my mobo. I tested all my ram and I tested my i3 first to make sure it wasn't me just making a "plug in" mistake. When I finally got down to the nitty gritty I took the processor out of the mobo. and I found about 4-5 bent pins on the mobo, the processor looked fine but I cannot test it since its a haswell and I only have the 1 mobo to test it with. So my question turns to should I MRA both or should I take it to a PC repair place and see if they can fix it or what? I guess if I went to a PC repair place they can at least tell me if its just the mobo or both. I dunno what the cheaper solution would be. The sooner someone answers the better please. I don't know how good pc repair places are in fixing things like this. Its also been about a week since I got this stuff.
If simply 'bent' pins and none are broken, with care, you can straighten them with a pair of razore blades, position a blade on eiter side and squeeze them together then do same at a right angle to the first time (line the blades up in the aisles - have had a bout a dozen folks here in the forums have success with this, and I've done it I don't know how many times
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