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STRANGE behavior(New Build)

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May 19, 2014 10:25:38 PM

Hi, I'm not exactly a noob when it comes to building computers, as I've built about 3-4 computers, and upgraded so many, I can't even keep count.

Here's my situation:
I'm building my little brother a computer, so I ordered, all but the parts I already had (CPU, RAM, & GPU) from amazon. They all finally arrived today so I assembled them. Upon completion, I noticed that it wouldn't post, or beep. After some messing arround I realised it would boot when the graphics card (Radeon HD 6570) wasn't present. I've done every test I can think of (read below), and have come to the conclusion that motherboard(ASRock G41CGS) Will only boot with an Nvidia gpu.

BUILD SPECS:
GPU: Radeon HD 6570
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: Patriot DDR3 2x2GB Modules
MB: ASRock G41CGS

What I've tried:

I've swapped between 4 GPUs (Radeon HD 4850, Radeon HD 6570, GTX 660, GeForce 8400gs), only the two nvidia cards will boot.

I've tried all the cards in another build (PC in my specs), they all worked without a hitch.

I swapped power supplies, between the two builds, which changed nothing on either build

I updated the bios, to no avail

Conclusion:

It seems the mother board will only accept an NVIDIA GPU, which wouldn't be a problem if one of my NVDIA cards wasnt my personal card, and the other so weak. I also wouldn't mind swapping Motherboards, if they weren't two different socket types.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd be glad to try them, because I really dont want to return the
MB, & have to pay a S&H.

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May 19, 2014 11:13:44 PM

could be something that nvidia hasn't changed in their software for a long time. I think I read an article about something similar recently. where it was...............?????
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May 19, 2014 11:30:40 PM

swifty_morgan said:
could be something that nvidia hasn't changed in their software for a long time. I think I read an article about something similar recently. where it was...............?????


Not sure about the article that you're referring to, but I haven't seen anything about other people with this board experiencing problems like mine. Which I find really peculiar.
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May 19, 2014 11:34:13 PM

if you boot in safe mode and go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia drivers.................. reboot with the amd card and install drivers................ anything?

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May 19, 2014 11:37:03 PM

swifty_morgan said:
if you boot in safe mode and go to add/remove programs and uninstall the nvidia drivers.................. reboot with the amd card and install drivers................ anything?



It's a new build with a fresh HDD, so that's not an option.
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May 20, 2014 6:21:06 AM

Any ideas?
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May 20, 2014 7:15:45 AM

boot with the nvidia card and go to windows updates to finish your opsys install. after that try the other card.
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May 20, 2014 7:28:40 AM

swifty_morgan said:
boot with the nvidia card and go to windows updates to finish your opsys install. after that try the other card.


Already in the process of doing that now.
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