Well, everything was fine with my system beside the fact that i am RMA my HD 5870 (GSOD, lockups, ect.) But still, i had graphics at boot. Yesterday, ive flash my mobo BIOS with the new F4 BIOS since, apparently, you can lower your CPU voltage with the BIOS. Since all my OC setings were lost (didnt save them with qflash) i wanted to see with AMD OverDrive Auto Clock tool, the results and for fun, lol. 1 seconds after ive start the proccess, my whole PC froze and i was force te reboot. But, i got no signal at the reboot. The computer start and everything seems fine but i dont have any visual and i know that the pc is not loading in Windows (when in windows, my keyboard is lighting up, ive wait more than 5 minutes... So, this is where i am now. Stuck with no visual at boot.
Ive tried: Clearing the CMOS with the switch right one the mobo, with the jumpers and with the battery. Didnt work. Ive switch my card to the other PCIx16 slot, same result. Im in the process to get a new HD 5870 but im affraid the i will stil have no visual at start. Im pretty sure ist the motherboard but can it be something else?
Anyone has seen something like that??
Sry for my english, im french
Breadboard with just motherboard, CPU & HSF, case speaker, and PSU. You do have a case speaker installed, right? If not, you really, really need one.
You can turn on the PC by momentarily shorting the two pins that the case power switch goes to.
You should hear a series of long, single beeps indicating memory problems.
Silence indicates a problem with (in most likely order) the PSU, motherboard, or CPU. Remember, at this time, you do not have a graphics card installed so the load on your PSU will be reuced.
If no beeps:
At this point, you can sort of check the PSU. Try to borrow a known good PSU. If you cannot do that, use a DMM to measure the voltages. Measure between the colored wires and either chassis ground or the black wires. Yellow wires should be 12 volts. Red wires: +5 volts, orange wires: +3.3 volts, blue wire : -12 volts, violet wire: 5 volts always on. Tolerances are +/- 5% except for the -12 volts which is +/- 10%.
The gray wire is really important. It should go from 0 to +5 volts when you turn the PSU on with the case switch. CPU needs this signal to boot.
This checks the PSU under no load conditions, so it is not completely reliable. But if
it can not pass this, it is dead. Then repeat the checks with the PSU plugged into the computer to put a load on the PSU.
If the system beeps:
If it looks like the PSU is good, install a memory stick. Boot. Beep pattern should change to one long and several short beeps indicating a missing graphics card. Silence or long single beeps indicate a problem with the memory.
Insert the video card and connect any necessary PCIe power connectors. Boot. At this point, the system should POST successfully (a single short beep). Notice that you do not need keyboard, mouse, monitor, or drives to successfully POST.
Now start connecting the rest of the devices starting with the monitor, then keyboard and mouse, then the rest of the devices, testing after each step.