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.
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
Im really afraid to try it Im thinking of going to a pc repair guy and have them try it. Otherwise Im gonna RMA it, its brand spanking new. I dont want to wait and Im afraid if I do try it'll ruin my RMA status.