Error code "b6" and then "d6" on ASRock Extreme6


This is my first build for a computer I want to dedicate to video editing. All new parts. I've gone over forums and I've found this problem with various responses.

What happened:

Connected everything, got power, fans, LEDs on -- but then got Error b6. No POSTING. (Also, I just read about getting a MB speaker, so I don't have Beep info yet.)

Removed RAM down to one stick.

Then got d6 -- "No Console Output Device."

Reseated GPU and tired in different PCIe slots. No change.

Reconnected power to GPU from PSU. No change.

Pressed CMOS. No change.

Remove GPU and received the same code: d6

Also used Anti-static workspace and bracelet, but you never know. I might have goofed somewhere.

I have not:

Examined CPU for bent pins. However, I was was very careful to align correctly. Heatsink also has its own thermal paste, so I did not over apply.

I don't think its a compatibility issue as I had my specs cleared from this forum and modeled it off another build: --

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!

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  1. Hi, Try removing the card and connecting the monitor to the onboard. see if still the same.
  2. 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
  3. im having the same problem did you ever find a solution?
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