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HELP ! ASUS M5A97 R2.0 no BIOS/post

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December 5, 2013 10:03:02 PM

I've installed pretty much everything but had some problems with it. So I took it out from the case and just used the necessary materials to get to the BIOS (PSU, graphics card, CPU, memory) but I still don't see anything from my monitor. The green LED on the motherboard is lit but I don't see any memory LED glowing. All of the fans are spinning but nothing seems to work. I tried to change the placement of the graphics card to the 2nd PCIe slot but no display still. All the power connectors are completely connected properly. I don't know what to do anymore.


My Parts:


CPU: AMD FX-6300 Black Edition

Memory: G Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 2133mhz

PSU: Corsair CX600M 600watts

Graphics card: MSI Radeon HD 7870


any replies would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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December 5, 2013 10:10:35 PM

i have basically the EXACT same setup. same mobo, fx 6300, ASUS HD 7870 ghz, 620 watt antec PSU. Everything worked first time i powered on as described. I then updated the bios shortly after with a flash drive, that is something that should be working for you. Are both 4 pin connectors from the psu in the 8 pin mobo connector? what brand PSU? and watt
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December 5, 2013 10:12:33 PM

Please remove your CMOS (battery on board) to rest your board settings. Or you can even re-plug every single component on your board. If that doesn't help, contact ASUS and they will send you a blank CPU socket restorer. If that doesn't work be sure to contact them again and they will replace your board.
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December 5, 2013 10:14:22 PM

Beezy said:
i have basically the EXACT same setup. same mobo, fx 6300, ASUS HD 7870 ghz, 620 watt antec PSU. Everything worked first time i powered on as described. I then updated the bios shortly after with a flash drive, that is something that should be working for you. Are both 4 pin connectors from the psu in the 8 pin mobo connector? what brand PSU? and watt


Yeah they're connected properly. And my PSU is Corsair CX600M 600watts. do you also have the same memory as I do?
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December 5, 2013 10:20:08 PM

DarylEPerez said:
Please remove your CMOS (battery on board) to rest your board settings. Or you can even re-plug every single component on your board. If that doesn't help, contact ASUS and they will send you a blank CPU socket restorer. If that doesn't work be sure to contact them again and they will replace your board.


I haven't tried that CMOS thing yet. But I called ASUS today and they said that something must be wrong with the memory or the graphics card which I don't think is the real problem here seeing that the GPU fans are spinning. But yeah Imma try what you said and get back to you if it works out or not.
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December 5, 2013 10:23:38 PM

scullomac00 said:
DarylEPerez said:
Please remove your CMOS (battery on board) to rest your board settings. Or you can even re-plug every single component on your board. If that doesn't help, contact ASUS and they will send you a blank CPU socket restorer. If that doesn't work be sure to contact them again and they will replace your board.


I haven't tried that CMOS thing yet. But I called ASUS today and they said that something must be wrong with the memory or the graphics card which I don't think is the real problem here seeing that the GPU fans are spinning. But yeah Imma try what you said and get back to you if it works out or not.


The fact that GPU fans are spinning doesn't mean it couldn't the GPU. It simply means your GPU it's powered up which is why fans are spinning. But yea, try the CMOS thing as you said. It might help. Now, ASUS has the most costumer support helpers in my opinion, they will get it solve or replace your hardware.
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December 5, 2013 10:26:58 PM

scullomac00 said:
Beezy said:
i have basically the EXACT same setup. same mobo, fx 6300, ASUS HD 7870 ghz, 620 watt antec PSU. Everything worked first time i powered on as described. I then updated the bios shortly after with a flash drive, that is something that should be working for you. Are both 4 pin connectors from the psu in the 8 pin mobo connector? what brand PSU? and watt


Yeah they're connected properly. And my PSU is Corsair CX600M 600watts. do you also have the same memory as I do?


thats a quality PSU and my RAM is G.Skill ripjaws 2 x 4GB 1600MHz
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December 5, 2013 10:30:25 PM

DarylEPerez said:


The fact that GPU fans are spinning doesn't mean it couldn't the GPU. It simply means your GPU it's powered up which is why fans are spinning. But yea, try the CMOS thing as you said. It might help. Now, ASUS has the most costumer support helpers in my opinion, they will get it solve or replace your hardware.


I will try that as soon as I get some sleep. I didn't really had that much sleep cause I was too psyched about my first build. But if it doesn't work by any chance, what else should I do ?
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December 5, 2013 10:33:25 PM

Beezy said:


thats a quality PSU and my RAM is G.Skill ripjaws 2 x 4GB 1600MHz


could it be possible that my memory is not compatible with my motherboard? I mean I haven't seen my memory model on the Asus qualified list of memories. BUT it says that this motherboard supports speeds of 2133mhz. so I'm really confused of what really went wrong here.
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December 5, 2013 10:34:16 PM

scullomac00 said:
DarylEPerez said:


The fact that GPU fans are spinning doesn't mean it couldn't the GPU. It simply means your GPU it's powered up which is why fans are spinning. But yea, try the CMOS thing as you said. It might help. Now, ASUS has the most costumer support helpers in my opinion, they will get it solve or replace your hardware.


I will try that as soon as I get some sleep. I didn't really had that much sleep cause I was too psyched about my first build. But if it doesn't work by any chance, what else should I do ?


If it's manufacturing issues, they will for sure replace your board. If you bought your board through Amazon, you can get a replacement before 30 days of purchased day or you can get your money back. Whenever you wake up tomorrow, you will for sure be more patient and try removing your CMOS battery and re-plugin all of your hardware and power connectors. That should also be a factor into solving your issue.
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December 6, 2013 2:39:09 AM

Did you use the DDR3 memory configuration recommended in the motherboard manual?

Also, I realize someone else got this working with an FX-6300 CPU but the support page says a BIOS update is needed, so you may need to contact Asus to find out which BIOS version your exact board ships with. Either the Revision or Serial No info should help Asus verify this.

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Not all monitors auto-detect a card either. You may have to CYCLE the monitor inputs though I would have expected it to say "No Signal" regardless.
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December 6, 2013 6:24:50 AM

photonboy said:
Did you use the DDR3 memory configuration recommended in the motherboard manual?

Also, I realize someone else got this working with an FX-6300 CPU but the support page says a BIOS update is needed, so you may need to contact Asus to find out which BIOS version your exact board ships with. Either the Revision or Serial No info should help Asus verify this.

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Not all monitors auto-detect a card either. You may have to CYCLE the monitor inputs though I would have expected it to say "No Signal" regardless.


That's what I have been thinking too cause I think my memory is probably not compatible with my motherboard. My memory is 2133mhz but I haven't seen my memory model on the Asus qualified list of memories. BUT it says that this motherboard supports speeds of 2133mhz so I really don't know why it wouldn't work. Imma try to check that BIOS update too and get back to you if it works out or not.
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December 6, 2013 7:58:22 AM

DarylEPerez said:



If it's manufacturing issues, they will for sure replace your board. If you bought your board through Amazon, you can get a replacement before 30 days of purchased day or you can get your money back. Whenever you wake up tomorrow, you will for sure be more patient and try removing your CMOS battery and re-plugin all of your hardware and power connectors. That should also be a factor into solving your issue.



ok so I tried the CMOS that you told me about, but it still didn't worked. I also found out that my BIOS revision is 1.00 so I updated it with a newer one but no luck. I'm still thinking about getting a new memory because I REALLY think this is the only thing that is not compatible with my setup. What do you think ?
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December 6, 2013 2:16:24 PM

Lol.. Your mobo it's DDR3 compatible, whats ur memory?
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December 6, 2013 2:56:17 PM

DarylEPerez said:
Lol.. Your mobo it's DDR3 compatible, whats ur memory?


it's G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-8GXM . BUT it's not listed on the compatible memory list of my mobo.
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December 6, 2013 3:01:17 PM

As far as I'm concerned, FX series CPU's as well as your mobo do not support 2133MHz. FX series will go as up to 1866MHz suppotted ram. When using 4 dimms of 1866MHz(supported speed) ram it will auto downgrade to either 1333MHz or 1600MHz in most cases.
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December 7, 2013 4:42:33 PM

How did you update your BIOS if you can't see anything on the screen?

BIOS and FX:
You need BIOS version 1006, but again if you can't see the screen how do you know what you have?

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Memory compatibility:
The QVL list for compatibility isn't all inclusive. In general, any DDR3 memory should work well enough to at least boot (in some cases there may be errors due to timing issues).

When DDR3 memory isn't recognized by the BIOS it just defaults to a default lower frequency.

I'm not saying it's NOT your memory, just that I doubt it is the issue. If in doubt, contact the motherboard manufacturer but I bet they say basically what I'm saying here.

*I think you need to contact Asus about this, as I'm thinking it may be that the BIOS is too old. Asus has some motherboards that can use "USB BIOS FLASHBACK" and work without a CPU or memory, but this is not one of them.

If the BIOS isn't 1006 or newer, you must have a compatible CPU installed already to flash the BIOS so that the FX-6300 works otherwise your computer just doesn't work.

**I'm told some computer places will flash the BIOS for you for about $25. They hook it up with a compatible CPU, flash the BIOS so it's now compatible with your FX and give it back to you.
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January 12, 2014 8:49:28 PM

scullomac00 said:
DarylEPerez said:
Lol.. Your mobo it's DDR3 compatible, whats ur memory?


it's G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-8GXM . BUT it's not listed on the compatible memory list of my mobo.


Have you solved your problem yet ?
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