However, I'd used a different GPU, one that I'm not sure is on the compatibility list for my MB. It seemed top of the line and "newer" and therefore I thought it would be OK (and it's PCIe) but now I'm reading about "BIOS compatibility," not sure if that's my problem.
My motherboard does not have a way for me to plug my monitor in directly to it, either.
CPU: i7 3930K
Heatsink: Corsair H100i
MB: ASRock X79 Extreme6
graphics card: PNY Video Graphics Card VCGGTX7803XPB
PSU: Seasonic 760
MEM: 4Gx4|GSKIL F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL (I have 8 sticks total)
Hard Drive (OS) : Corsair ForceGT SSD 120GB
Hard Drive (Scratch Disk) : (2x) Hitachi Deskstar 1TB
Hard Drive (Media Disk) : (4x) Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower
On the "b7" error:
The RAM sticks are 1.60 volts each (not 1.50) so I'm wondering if that could be part of the "b7" error. I read on this site that once I get into the bios I can adjust and add more sticks.
I'm a little freaked out because I'm new at this and was hoping for it to boot!
Format the system whenever you are prompted to boot screen (usually F11)
Check if the system booted on after the format, otherwise check the
1- processor is fitted properly
2- GPU is closest PCI slot to processor
3- HDD is connected to black scsi (0/5) or grey port 0 as per the speed specification