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P8Z68-V LX and GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) compatibility issue

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May 24, 2012 11:34:26 PM

Hey everyone!

I purchased parts for my PC and after assembling everything and turning the computer on I get a black screen with 1 short beep of the speaker. If I remove the GPU and use the video card on the motherboard, I get to the bios menu just fine.
Is there a compatibility issue with my motherboard and GPU? I could not find any when I was purchasing these

Here are my components:
1 x Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

1 x ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

1 x RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

1 x ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

1 x CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

1 x Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk – OEM

1 x Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Thanks a bunch, I really appreciate your help.

Mikhail
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 25, 2012 12:03:23 AM

Hi, no I don't think its a compatibility issue. More likely a defective 550 TI or power supply.

If you have another computer you could swap the 550 TI into you could confirm this.
May 25, 2012 12:08:59 AM

nekulturny said:
Hi, no I don't think its a compatibility issue. More likely a defective 550 TI or power supply.

If you have another computer you could swap the 550 TI into you could confirm this.


I wish I had another computer to swap it to. So my generic power supply that came with the box was not good enough (no POST at all) so I ordered a new one that is more powerful and now at least the mobo is making noises and lights up. I don't think it is PSU... I've read crappy reviews about the mobo, maybe that's the case.
Thanks though!
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 25, 2012 1:02:14 AM

Power supplies that come bundled with a case usually are junk unfortunately. I'm not a big fan of the one you chose to replace it with (Diablotech), I honestly would send it back for a better quality brand like a Corsair CX500 if you're still in the 30 day return period.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It does look like that board does have some bad reviews about DOA's on newegg. Dunno whats up with that, Asus has pretty good reputation. Well, anything that is mass produced runs the risks of slipping through the cracks of Quality Control.
May 25, 2012 4:04:49 AM

nekulturny said:
Power supplies that come bundled with a case usually are junk unfortunately. I'm not a big fan of the one you chose to replace it with (Diablotech), I honestly would send it back for a better quality brand like a Corsair CX500 if you're still in the 30 day return period.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It does look like that board does have some bad reviews about DOA's on newegg. Dunno whats up with that, Asus has pretty good reputation. Well, anything that is mass produced runs the risks of slipping through the cracks of Quality Control.


I was thinking about that PSU but then I needed something more than 500W... The PSU that I bought has 5 star rating but not many votes.. I thought I'd risk it and so far it's been good (<1 day lol)

By the way, I think I figured it out. I swapped the GPU to a different PCI express slot and reset the CMOS and it is working now. Should I still be worried and exchange the motherboard? Argh, I just want to be done with this now haha

Thanks
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 25, 2012 11:03:09 AM

Generally for best performance you want the video card in the PCI slot closest to the CPU, if for some reason its not working in that slot, I would exchange the board yes. As far as the PSU, the 550 TI is not a particularly power hungry video card, honestly you probably could get away with using an Antec Earthwatts 380D.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 25, 2012 11:15:28 AM

Thanks a lot!

I will try and put in the GPU in the other slot and reset the CMOS... Also, I cannot get the generic network adapter to work. The system does not recognize the network adapter at all (when I look in device manager - nothing is there) and the back light of the adapter is not on.

I am trying to figure out that now =(

Thanks
!