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ASUS Crosshair V Formula - Power, No Display (Possible PCI Express Issue?)

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December 14, 2013 5:08:17 AM

I have a EVGA GTX 680 SC that has been working for the past few months without issue. I decided to reapply thermal paste and clear out any of the dust that might have accumulated. I disassembled the card without a hitch, cleaned it up, and reassembled. I then placed the card back into the motherboard but now I can't get video! Everything is receiving power, even the card (fan is spinning), but there are no POST beeps to indicate what failure could be happening...


  • Reseating the card (several times)
  • Changing the power cables for the card
  • Changing the card from the recommended first 16x slot to the third 16x (as stated by the manual for a single card)
  • Changing the card to the second 16x slot
  • Changing to a known working card (EVGA GTX 480)
  • Changing to the EVGA GTX 480 also forced me to try a different HDMI cable (because it uses full to mini-HDMI)
  • Pulling out the CMOS battery for 30+ minutes

    The main reason I believe this is a PCI Express issue is not because none of the cards were able to show video in the different slots, but because I had a previous issue with this motherboard and the second 16x slot. I had a tri-SLI setup with 3 GTX 480s, but I found out the motherboard was seeing the third card as 1x!

    I need to fix this ASAP, whether it be a fix I can implement - which would be great - or buy a new motherboard. Any help is much appreciated!

    On a side note, if I were to purchase a Crosshair V Formula-Z, I wouldn't need to reinstall Windows 7 since it has the same chipset as the Crosshair V Formula?

    ASUS Crosshair V Formula
    Windows 7 x64
    AMD FX-8350
    G.Skill ARES 32GB RAM
    EVGA GTX 680 SC
    Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W
    CD/DVD Writer (Blu-Ray Reader)
    Kingston 96GB SSD
    2x 500GB Seagate Momentus XT (RAID)
    2x 1TB Seagate (RAID)
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    a b V Motherboard
    December 14, 2013 5:13:53 AM

    if you bought the same board you could say it was warranty .. swap and you should be fine.. but as far as your card.. who knows if you have a friend or another computer you can test it in i would try that. possibly rma the card