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Gigabyte GA-x79-UD5 | GEFORCE GTX 670 | Build HELP!

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October 14, 2012 7:06:33 PM

I put the components listed below together and used an old dell VGA LCD monitor 15" I had laying around and when I plug it in, the power light on the monitor goes from green to orange (asleep). Then when I turn the computer on the monitor doesn't wake up. Is there a step I am missing to set up the video card?

I checked all the power to the mother board - which turns on fine and powers the cooler and the video card (fan is moving). THe power to the CPU is in check, I verified the CPU was ok - there were no bent pins, I re-seated the video card and tried the other PCI-E 3.0 slot. I re-seated the RAM and also tried to get the bios to come up with one stick of RAM. I removed the hard drives and the wireless/bluetooth card to see if something else was causing a problem.

Any insights would be helpful - again, am I missing a step after I get everything assembled? Do I need to load flash the CMOS or load something for the video card? I did ensure that the RAM was in the correct slots (4&2,1&3). Also the box for the MB said BIOS 7 and above so I'm not sure what version of the BIOS I have but Gigabyte says I need F8 for the i7-3820. How can I confirm the version of the bios? Is there a way to hook up the monitor bypassing the video card? I'm totally stuck.

Also Gigabyte says I need @Bios to update the bios to F8, but I can't even get the machine to POST anything to the monitor.

Thanks!
Tim

case: Corsair 500R

SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-120G-G25​
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GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 E-ATX Motherboard
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Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10)
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Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011 Socket with 6 Heatpipes, 140/120mm SSO Bearing PWM Fans NH-D14 SE2011
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Corsair Professional Series AX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (AX750)
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Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YM9JSW


EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DP, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card (02G-P4-2670-KR)
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WESTERN DIGITAL, Western Digital Caviar Blue Desktop WD2500AAKX 250 GB Internal Hard Drive
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Dell E157FPF - Grade B - 15" LCD Monitor Black
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October 15, 2012 2:51:01 AM

could you hear boot up sound .. a short beep?
are you using d-sub or dvi port?
did our vga connected well with required power conbectors?
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October 15, 2012 3:24:19 AM

Actually, you need BIOS F9 at a minimum, and I can gaurantee by your symptoms that you don't have it. You'll have to get an earlier rev CPU (look at the cpu list) or send the MB back to Gigabyte for flashing.

So sorry, I know it sucks.
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October 17, 2012 6:38:46 AM

abekl said:
Actually, you need BIOS F9 at a minimum, and I can gaurantee by your symptoms that you don't have it. You'll have to get an earlier rev CPU (look at the cpu list) or send the MB back to Gigabyte for flashing.

So sorry, I know it sucks.



Returning the MB to the vendor after talking to GB tech support they determined it was defective. I'm looking at the ASUS P9X79 Pro and I'm calling them before I buy it to make sure it will support the i7-3820.

Thanks for the straight answer!


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