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New MB\CPU\RAM - re enabling integrated graphics after disabling

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September 13, 2013 7:31:20 AM

Hello everybody,

I've recently boughta new trio -
Gigabyte H87 - HD3
Haswell i5 4570
2 * 4 GB G.Skill 9-9-9-24 memory

upgrading from an E7300 DDR 2 rig(yeah i know....) and 560 GTX Ti card
It is the first time i ever try to assamble in a computer(i'm more of a software guy[not anymore!-refering to the software part..])

I have encountered many problems, where i researched all around the forums and was able to solve them.
but now there is a problem which i can not solve and i'm afraid to do any damage, and this is why i need your help.

When i first connected everything i forgot to connect the power to the GPU so the system was using the integrated graphics card. after i inserted the power cables to the gpu, appearently it was still using the integrated GPU( nvidia's drivers couldn't recognize the GPU), so i accessed the bios and chose "disable" in "integrated graphics" - which was retrospectively an huge error - The PC now won't show ANYTHING. it beeps in the POST with mid-lobg beep and three short beeps, i'm guessing it's GPU issue.

Now, The problem is that i can't even re-enable the integrated GPU, because i can't see anything!(i tried memorizing the keys to navigate the bios man utility blindly, but probably POST fails so it just halts?)

Is there any way to enable the integrated GPU without clearing the CMOS(does it even help?), why do You think POST Fails?

Thank You,

Daniel
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2013 7:40:42 AM

You just have to reset the bios, by removing the battery for a few minutes or using the jumper in the reset CMOS pins (check the motherboard manual).
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September 13, 2013 7:45:16 AM

long constant beep is memory problem .. if the graphic card ussualy had 3 beep and then long beep .. remove your gtx first and than g bios .. make sure your boot at IGPU not auto find it ! good luck
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a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2013 7:47:32 AM

Your right, one long beep and three short indicate no graphics card found.

When you setup the new board because you are using a 560 Gtx card you must check these.

The 24 pin atx block is connected, and the extra pci-e 12v power blocks are connected to the graphics card.

Most important is the extra 8pin 12v power block must be connected to the board from the psu. See the picture.
http://uk.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/2/4516/8050_b...

The block is located next to the cpu socket.
If you fail to plug this in, then windows will fail to see the 560 card.

The eight pin does two things, it provides extra power to the cpu.
But also provides extra power the the Pci-e card slot of the board.
As well as the 12v Pci-e connectors into the card.

Or windows simply fails to see it and begin installing a driver or asking you to install one.

Check all of the above.
Then your going to have to reset the bios back to factory defaults.
Connect the video lead from the monitor to the on board video outputs.

Power up, now you want to be looking for and option in the bios that shows the order of what is the default primary graphics output device.

Eg: Pci-e, Peg, Igp
Set to Pci-e first in the list.
Turn off Igp.
save the settings in the bios and exit, power the system down.
Move the cable over to the back of the 560 card.
Power the system up.







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September 13, 2013 8:07:26 AM

Shaun o said:
Your right, one long beep and three short indicate no graphics card found.

When you setup the new board because you are using a 560 Gtx card you must check these.

The 24 pin atx block is connected, and the extra pci-e 12v power blocks are connected to the graphics card.

Most important is the extra 8pin 12v power block must be connected to the board from the psu.

The block is located next to the cpu socket.
If you fail to plug this in, then windows will fail to see the 560 card.

The eight pin does two things, it provides extra power to the cpu.
But also provides extra power the the Pci-e card slot of the board.
As well as the 12v Pci-e connectors into the card.

Or windows simply fails to see it and begin installing a driver or asking you to install one.

Check all of the above.
Then your going to have to reset the bios back to factory defaults.



I have both the 24pin main power connected and that 8 pin power connected right above the cpu from the PSU.
I cleared the CMOS, and the integrated graphics is enabled again, but looks like my GPU is still not recognized...

I've connected two 6 pin cables to the GPU, btw what do you mean by "and the extra pci-e 12v power blocks are connected to the graphics card."

Thank You!
Daniel


EDIT:

wiht igp enabled, the system boots
Tried choosing the right slot from the list and then disabling igp again, and again it won't find any GPU... can it be that the slot is bad? how can i check it, it's a new MB, what are the odds that the slot is bad? btw, the GPUs' fans are working
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a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2013 8:39:27 AM

Try an old trick, clean the GPU metal pins, where you place it on the PCI slot with a rubber, then apply it again.
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September 13, 2013 9:07:35 AM

SirDrannik said:
Try an old trick, clean the GPU metal pins, where you place it on the PCI slot with a rubber, then apply it again.




I was skeptical at first, but this worked! should i believe in magic now?
Thank you all for your generous help, you have been extremely helpful, especially to a newbie like me :) 
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