I just got a new ASUS p8z68 motherboard and set it up with a core i5 3570K
However, upon startup, I get nothing, nada, zilch. the fans spin up, and that's basically it.
Now, I hear there's supposed to have been a BIOS update to run the 3570K correctly. However, I would expect that it would at least boot up to the BIOS so that I could at least update the frickin' thing.
Also, I plugged in a speaker to the mobo speaker pins. No beeps. Nothing. Did I get a faulty board?
Well, luckily I work at my school's computer center. maybe they'll have a socket 1155 processor just sitting around or something.
It just really kinda figures. I had this problem with the core2duo e8400 on a 650i motherboard. It just kills me that they haven't found a workaround so that all procs of the same socket are required to at least POST.
Okay, so I got a celeron 540 and it boots up fine into the UEFI bios.
Next, I updated the firmware from about 3500 to 3904 (the IB support was back in the 3700 series of bios.)
However, when I switch the processor back to the i5, still no luck. it starts up, turns off for a short period, then turns on again and sticks with no video. No video whatsoever from the 9800GTX+ or from the integrated Intel 4000. What gives? Is there something i need to press?
For the record, I'm using the DVI out.
I put the celeron back, and it came up with a message saying "new processor!"press F1 to configure. And here I am, sitting here in the bios wondering if there's anything I can do to help the motherboard anticipate a new processor.