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New H87M-Plus mobo + Intel i5 4590 + 8Gb corsair DDR3-1600 - doesn't boot - black screen only

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June 14, 2014 7:41:25 AM

Just upgraded my PC to a Asus H87M-Plus mobo with an Intel i5-4590 and a single 8Gb stick of Corsair Vengenace DDR3-1600. When I switch on power the mobo LED goes green and the fans go on but nothing else happens - just a black screen.

Please help !!!

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a c 3667 V Motherboard
June 14, 2014 7:48:33 AM

Clear the CMOS.
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June 14, 2014 7:50:06 AM

Done that previously, sorry didn't mention - no effect at all
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June 14, 2014 7:51:45 AM

Also tried the latest BIOS onto a USB stick and tried that - no effect either (stick has H87MPL.CAP - version 0807) my current version is 0306 which doesn't support my CPU
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June 14, 2014 8:43:26 AM

rgasparotto said:
Also tried the latest BIOS onto a USB stick and tried that - no effect either (stick has H87MPL.CAP - version 0807) my current version is 0306 which doesn't support my CPU


seems like you have to install the older cpu in order to be able to flash bios to a newer version and then install the new cpu.
as asus suggests ''Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool''
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June 14, 2014 8:52:04 AM

chris987 said:
rgasparotto said:
Also tried the latest BIOS onto a USB stick and tried that - no effect either (stick has H87MPL.CAP - version 0807) my current version is 0306 which doesn't support my CPU


seems like you have to install the older cpu in order to be able to flash bios to a newer version and then install the new cpu.
as asus suggests ''Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool''


Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately this is a new mobo and a new CPU - my previous CPU was an older socket, not compatible with LGA1150, so what you describe is not really possible. I tried what another post suggested by creating a USB stick with the latest CAP file on it which supports my CPU. I then rebooted as per Asus instructions and no difference at all.
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June 14, 2014 8:54:20 AM

rgasparotto said:
chris987 said:
rgasparotto said:
Also tried the latest BIOS onto a USB stick and tried that - no effect either (stick has H87MPL.CAP - version 0807) my current version is 0306 which doesn't support my CPU


seems like you have to install the older cpu in order to be able to flash bios to a newer version and then install the new cpu.
as asus suggests ''Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool''


Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately this is a new mobo and a new CPU - my previous CPU was an older socket, not compatible with LGA1150, so what you describe is not really possible. I tried what another post suggested by creating a USB stick with the latest CAP file on it which supports my CPU. I then rebooted as per Asus instructions and no difference at all.


was bios installed on a fat32 formatted usb?
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June 14, 2014 9:49:20 AM

chris987 said:
rgasparotto said:
chris987 said:
rgasparotto said:
Also tried the latest BIOS onto a USB stick and tried that - no effect either (stick has H87MPL.CAP - version 0807) my current version is 0306 which doesn't support my CPU


seems like you have to install the older cpu in order to be able to flash bios to a newer version and then install the new cpu.
as asus suggests ''Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool''


Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately this is a new mobo and a new CPU - my previous CPU was an older socket, not compatible with LGA1150, so what you describe is not really possible. I tried what another post suggested by creating a USB stick with the latest CAP file on it which supports my CPU. I then rebooted as per Asus instructions and no difference at all.


was bios installed on a fat32 formatted usb?


Yes it was - an 8gb stick. The Asus docs were a little unclear as to which port to out it into or exactly what keystrokes to use. I am not sure they envisaged using the updater when no BIOS screens are showing though
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June 14, 2014 7:22:44 PM

rgasparotto said:
chris987 said:
rgasparotto said:
chris987 said:
rgasparotto said:
Also tried the latest BIOS onto a USB stick and tried that - no effect either (stick has H87MPL.CAP - version 0807) my current version is 0306 which doesn't support my CPU


seems like you have to install the older cpu in order to be able to flash bios to a newer version and then install the new cpu.
as asus suggests ''Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool''


Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately this is a new mobo and a new CPU - my previous CPU was an older socket, not compatible with LGA1150, so what you describe is not really possible. I tried what another post suggested by creating a USB stick with the latest CAP file on it which supports my CPU. I then rebooted as per Asus instructions and no difference at all.


was bios installed on a fat32 formatted usb?


Yes it was - an 8gb stick. The Asus docs were a little unclear as to which port to out it into or exactly what keystrokes to use. I am not sure they envisaged using the updater when no BIOS screens are showing though


I have the same problem. I tried updating the BIOS through the USB method including formatting to Fat32 and renaming the .CAP file. However when I tried activating the update by holding down reset for 3 seconds, nothing happened. The power LED did not flash as it described in the manual.

Can someone help?

Thanks.
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July 1, 2014 3:45:09 PM

Im having the exact same problem came accross this post but unsure of how to do it

Thanks Jack, that worked perfectly.

Here are the instructions that Jack gave me, hopefully helps others out there with issue.

The reason why it won't POST was because both the BIOS and the Intel ME Firmware needs to be updated before it will POST with the new Haswell. I have hence prepared a quick update package to save you the trouble with this update. Here is how to use it:

1. Download the USB Boot Maker and the BIOS update package from the link below:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B926mvzob6fcdEZ...
2. Extract the USB Boot Maker to your desired folder.
3. Plug an USB pen drive into any USB ports.
Note: All data on the USB pen drive will be lost after this process.
4. Run HPUSBFW.exe as administrator, check the "Quick Format" and "Create a DOS startup disk", and point "using DOS system files located at:" to the "HPUSBFW" folder, then click "start" to make a bootable USB pen drive.
5. Extract everything on the H81M-PLUS update package into the root directory of your USB pen drive. You now have an USB update pen drive.
6. Connect the USB update pen drive to your H81M-PLUS motherboard, and boot into it on your board with an older processor.
7. Wait till it finishes the update.
8. Your motherboard is now ready to accept the latest Haswell processors.

Hope this helps.

Thanks again Jack. :) 
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July 1, 2014 6:14:56 PM

As many of you i was having the exact same problem, except my motherboard is not plus but m-e version, still the same problem, my new 4590 couldn't even reach the bios, no post at all. The place where i bought the motherboard did the firmware update for me but now i see they did it in a wrong way, since even with the latest firmware, the problem remained.

I was about to give up on all this and today i read psygnosis solution (well, actually jack's solution), so i tried one last time following the steps myself.

AND IT WORKED!

Actually, right now i'm using the 4590 in all it's glory :) 

So for anyone having the same problem, JUST FOLLOW PSYGNOSIS/JACK GUIDE TO FIX IT.
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July 1, 2014 6:56:24 PM

psygnosis said:
Im having the exact same problem came accross this post but unsure of how to do it

Thanks Jack, that worked perfectly.

Here are the instructions that Jack gave me, hopefully helps others out there with issue.

The reason why it won't POST was because both the BIOS and the Intel ME Firmware needs to be updated before it will POST with the new Haswell. I have hence prepared a quick update package to save you the trouble with this update. Here is how to use it:

1. Download the USB Boot Maker and the BIOS update package from the link below:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B926mvzob6fcdEZ...
2. Extract the USB Boot Maker to your desired folder.
3. Plug an USB pen drive into any USB ports.
Note: All data on the USB pen drive will be lost after this process.
4. Run HPUSBFW.exe as administrator, check the "Quick Format" and "Create a DOS startup disk", and point "using DOS system files located at:" to the "HPUSBFW" folder, then click "start" to make a bootable USB pen drive.
5. Extract everything on the H81M-PLUS update package into the root directory of your USB pen drive. You now have an USB update pen drive.
6. Connect the USB update pen drive to your H81M-PLUS motherboard, and boot into it on your board with an older processor.
7. Wait till it finishes the update.
8. Your motherboard is now ready to accept the latest Haswell processors.

Hope this helps.

Thanks again Jack. :) 


What do you do if you don't have an old processor around to run the bios update?
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July 2, 2014 12:37:44 AM

Thomas Rogers said:
psygnosis said:
Im having the exact same problem came accross this post but unsure of how to do it

Thanks Jack, that worked perfectly.

Here are the instructions that Jack gave me, hopefully helps others out there with issue.

The reason why it won't POST was because both the BIOS and the Intel ME Firmware needs to be updated before it will POST with the new Haswell. I have hence prepared a quick update package to save you the trouble with this update. Here is how to use it:

1. Download the USB Boot Maker and the BIOS update package from the link below:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B926mvzob6fcdEZ...
2. Extract the USB Boot Maker to your desired folder.
3. Plug an USB pen drive into any USB ports.
Note: All data on the USB pen drive will be lost after this process.
4. Run HPUSBFW.exe as administrator, check the "Quick Format" and "Create a DOS startup disk", and point "using DOS system files located at:" to the "HPUSBFW" folder, then click "start" to make a bootable USB pen drive.
5. Extract everything on the H81M-PLUS update package into the root directory of your USB pen drive. You now have an USB update pen drive.
6. Connect the USB update pen drive to your H81M-PLUS motherboard, and boot into it on your board with an older processor.
7. Wait till it finishes the update.
8. Your motherboard is now ready to accept the latest Haswell processors.

Hope this helps.

Thanks again Jack. :) 


What do you do if you don't have an old processor around to run the bios update?


By the looks of this though you still need a old haswell to be able to perform it. Which I dont have
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July 2, 2014 12:56:21 PM

Im sending mine back and have purchase a gigabyte h97 itx board instead at least I know it will work
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