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Boot Problem with Asus Z87 Deluxe Motherboard and Intel i7 4770k CPU

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January 4, 2014 12:28:26 PM

I have been attempting to build a new system to no avail. I can't seem to get a Post from the board and I have been trouble shooting for at least twelve hours now. I have given up. The components I want to put together are as follows:

CPU:
1) Intel Core i7-4770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.5GHz, 84W, Fan, Unlocked Multiplier, 1250 MHz Graphics Core Speed
Motherboard:

2) Asus Z87-Deluxe Motherboard - ATX, LGA1150, Intel Z87 Express Chipset, 2800 MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, Quad-GPU CrossFireX Ready - Z87-DELUXE

Graphics Cards:

3) Two separate XFX FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 Core Edition Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0 (x16), 2x DVI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX, Eyefinity

Memory (for a total of 32 gigabytes of RAM):

4) Four Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB Desktop Memory Module - DDR3, 1600MHz, PC3-12800, CL 11, 1.5V - PX38G1600C11

Hard Drive for Data:

5) WD Black 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive, Designed for High-Performance - 3.5" - Sata 6 Gb/s, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, 5yr Warranty - WD2002FAEX

Solid State Drive for Operating Systems (250 gigabytes):

6) Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW

Power Supply:

7) Corsair RM Series 850 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply - CP-9020056-NA RM850

Cooler for CPU:

8) Corsair Hydro Series CW-9060009-WW H100i Extreme Liquid/Water CPU Cooler - 2 x 120mm Fan, Multi-socket Support, built-in Corsair Link

Case:

9) NZXT Switch 810 System Cabinet


Optical Drive:

10) LG Blue Ray Burner

Operating System:

11) Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit

Last night I assembled all of the parts and got various error messages. Ultimately, I get the boot device led error and the same error code on the read out display. It is weird when I turn the system on. It will go through the various tests, get the VGA test and shutdown and reset itself. Then it will go through them all and ends with the boot device problem. Today, I benched the board with only one stick of ram, the stock intel cpu cooler, and one of the XFX video cards. I am not sure what to do at this point. I think I need to RMA the mobo as I don't think it is the CPU or the power supply. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have attached to links to youtube where I have uploaded the boot processes.

Bench Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOix4sdP1c
In the Case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwLX_2Rx8dM&feature=yout...
a c 559 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 12:36:00 PM

In the bench test, is the VGA led that remains on?
I suggest reseating the CPU and checking the CPU socket for bent pins.
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January 4, 2014 12:37:02 PM

alexoiu said:
In the bench test, is the VGA led that remains on?


No. It is the boot device led.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 12:44:05 PM

Did you update the BIOS using Flashback?
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January 4, 2014 12:45:35 PM

alexoiu said:
Did you update the BIOS using Flashback?


I tried. I am not sure if it worked. I downloaded the newest bios. Renamed it. Put it on a usb stick. Plugged it in after it was running. Then pressed and held bios flashback.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 12:49:22 PM

Then it might be the answer. A corrupt BIOS.
What are the last 4 digits on a bar code sticker on the motherboard?
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January 4, 2014 12:51:18 PM

alexoiu said:
Then it might be the answer. A corrupt BIOS.
What are the last 4 digits on a bar code sticker on the motherboard?


1007

THe revision of the board is 1.03
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 1:01:21 PM

The CPU is supported, so you shouldn't try flashing the BIOS. How have you renamed the file, was the USB FAT ot FAT 32 formatted, and how long did it take (approx)?
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January 4, 2014 1:05:04 PM

alexoiu said:
The CPU is supported, so you shouldn't try flashing the BIOS. How have you renamed the file, was the USB FAT ot FAT 32 formatted, and how long did it take (approx)?


I don't remember. I don't think more than a few seconds. I think I had it formatted in Fat not Fat32. I am not sure it even did anything when I attempted flashing.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 4, 2014 1:46:06 PM

Then try again. Download the latest version from ASUS http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87DELUXE/#support
Unzip and rename the file to Z87D.CAP then save it on the drive (FAT is OK).
Plug the USB into the Flashback port (bottom blue USB port, near the black one
http://s1.emagst.ro/products/421/420050/images/res_0ffb...
Don't start the board, just make sure that the power supply is connected and on and press the BIOS labeled button for 3 seconds.
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January 13, 2014 9:17:20 AM

I eventually RMA'd the board back to Tigerdirect as all indication was the board was defective (which was a process). They shipped me a new board that gave me a POST first try while benching the system. I installed the new board in the case with all of the components and with a little tweaking got Windows 7 Pro installed on the SSD. It appears to have been a defective board out the box. Thanks to all for the help.
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