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February 1, 2011 12:13:53 PM

Hello,

I kinda need some help as I am stumped. I recently built a new Sandy Bridge based system.

i7 2600k
8 gigs of ram (gskill)
ASUS p67 Sabertooth
OCZ Vertex series
gtx 570
xfx 850 PSU.

It recently had an issue where the usb mouse and keyboard would just shut off and the computer would be running fine but that didn't repeat itself. However, my computer went to sleep one day and I could not get it to post, so I restarted it but now the BIOS doesn't detect the hard drive at all no matter what I do. I tried reseting the bios, changing the ports, and cold shut downs to no avail.

Now I have a computer that doesn't run at all after two days from it being assembled.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Thank you so much in advance.

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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
February 1, 2011 2:27:09 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

Q - Have you tried the SATA3 Ports with your SSD?
Q - What SSD? {there may be a firmware update required, but it will wipe the SSD}

In addition, I would recommend updating your BIOS to Sabertooth P67 1204 BIOS.

I am aware for the P67/H67 SATA2 bug, but it typically doesn't do what you described. My suggestion is to RMA your MOBO sometime in March~April or as soon as ASUS has a replacement of the 'bad' P67 Chipset.

Please Read: {this just happened yesterday}
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/cougar-point-sandy-bri...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...

SSD: {I asked what EXACT model, so here's general info}
link http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drive...
Firmware - http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/All_OCZ_Indilinx...
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February 1, 2011 7:50:21 PM

jaquith said:
Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

Q - Have you tried the SATA3 Ports with your SSD?
Q - What SSD? {there may be a firmware update required, but it will wipe the SSD}

In addition, I would recommend updating your BIOS to Sabertooth P67 1204 BIOS.

I am aware for the P67/H67 SATA2 bug, but it typically doesn't do what you described. My suggestion is to RMA your MOBO sometime in March~April or as soon as ASUS has a replacement of the 'bad' P67 Chipset.

Please Read: {this just happened yesterday}
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/cougar-point-sandy-bri...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sandy-bridge-sata-erro...

SSD: {I asked what EXACT model, so here's general info}
link http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drive...
Firmware - http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/All_OCZ_Indilinx...


Hello,

Thank you for your kind response :)  The first time I put together the computer it read the OCZ Vertex Series (running on firmware 1.5) and I was using stock bios and detected it but Windows 7 would not install until i finally updated the bios to 1204. It ran fine for the time being.

Now the bios isn't detecting it anymore, switched the ports around and to no avail...
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
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February 1, 2011 8:16:53 PM

The firmware v1.6 just prolongs life, and the SSD should work fine with 1.5.

My next suggestion is to Clear CMOS, I have seen this work for many P67 MOBOs; see 2-12 {page 30} for the procedure.

Are you running on the SATA2 or SATA3 ports? If using the SATA3 ports then only (1) is bootable. The Marvell {Grey} is the 2 Ports closest to the CPU/USB3_Header, use the one closest to the MOBO itself SATA6G_E1.
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February 1, 2011 8:24:50 PM

jaquith said:
The firmware v1.6 just prolongs life, and the SSD should work fine with 1.5.

My next suggestion is to Clear CMOS, I have seen this work for many P67 MOBOs; see 2-12 {page 30} for the procedure.

Are you running on the SATA2 or SATA3 ports? If using the SATA3 ports then only (1) is bootable. The Marvell {Grey} is the 2 Ports closest to the CPU/USB3_Header, use the one closest to the MOBO itself SATA6G_E1.


I currently brought the computer to my dorm and I didn't bring the manuel x_x but I did reset the jumper settings to no avail. It was originally using the SATA2 Ports before it stopped working and i moved it around and tried the SATA 3 to no avail. I am going to put the ssd in a friend system and see if their system detects the ssd. I am wondering is it because the computer went to sleep and if it is, is there a way to get rid of the cache?
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
February 1, 2011 9:03:50 PM

The only factors: MOBO, SSD, and Power; assuming the SATA cable is good. I had a defective GA MOBO that caused my SSD periodically not to be recognized periodically; as it turned-out the GA-X58A-UD3R has a design flaw with SSD + RAID.

If the SSD works fine in your friends rig then my money is on the MOBO, assuming your PSU is adequate.

Sleep - I have a SSD + RAID HDD and it goes to sleep several times a day and in 3-5 seconds I'm running 100%.
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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 4:18:14 AM

Theres been way to many Sandy bridge failures on various forums for me to believe the only problem is Sata II. About all you can do is RMA the board and wait 2-3 months for a new one, or RMA the board, and CPU and get socket 1156.
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February 2, 2011 4:30:25 AM

Hello,

I brought the SSD to my friend's rig and we tried it and it would not post up at all, it couldn't recognize what the SSD was and it would just be stuck there. He was a bit confused on how that happened because the ssds were working fine with his computer before he gave them to me.

Well, it is time to RMA them.
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
February 2, 2011 12:15:44 PM

Happens. Hopefully the new SSD will work. If you lost faith in the OCZ then I'd look at the Crucial C300 or Corsair Force.

Good Luck!
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February 4, 2011 9:23:30 PM

Thank you very much for all your help.. :)  I really appreciate it.

I have another issue... for some reason when I go to sleep, when I try to re awake the computer... it won't wake up when i move the mouse or keyboard. Also when i press the power button, it won't wake up either till i hold it which means I shut down the computer and turn it on again to resume Windows. I am not sure... Also when I go afk... the usb keyboard and mouse shuts off and is not responsive though things on the screen is working.

I am wondering what these issues may be also... thanks :D 
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
February 4, 2011 9:55:33 PM

Oddly I have been seeing a lot of sleep issues with P67/H67 MOBOs. My best suggestion is download every single Driver again, re/flash the BIOS with that latest version, and reinstall ALL of the drivers.

First test Sleep with PassMark Sleeper -> http://www.passmark.com/products/sleeper.htm

Window FAQ - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Sleep-and-h...
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Where I start:
MS Link - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976877
Generate a report -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976034

Skim through this post -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/286372-30-h67ma-ud2h-...
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February 10, 2011 12:11:09 AM

Hello again,

I guess everybody is having the sleep issue though I think it might have some correlation with the usb drivers perhaps? Another issue that I ran was when my usb keyboard and mouse just stops working.. This happened while i was playing starcraft 2... Asus is really making me loose my cool. one issue after another :( 

Any suggestions?

Thank you again :) 
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October 19, 2011 5:41:21 AM

Ditto...I have the same problem getting my pc to wake up. I guess I will be just shutting down until there is a good fix.
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