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AMD ASUS M5A97 EVO First build

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August 16, 2012 11:52:34 PM

Here's the problem. I build it, and went to turn it on. Boot Device led stays lit. I have a new HDD in there, but I guess it isn't recognizing it yet.

Now, I haven't got my gpu yet, so no video. Will I be able to sort it out in the BIOS, or is there something I can do right now to fix it?

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August 17, 2012 12:03:26 AM

No video card is probably your problem. This board does not have an onboard graphics chip, nor does any Phenom II nor FX processor. Its not like your 2500K, only AMD Llanos and Trinity has on-die graphics.
August 17, 2012 1:02:30 AM

yep. just wait for your video card to arrive. good thing my i7 3770k has intergrated hd4000 so i can still play cod
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August 17, 2012 5:39:38 PM

Ok, so reading the replies, tell me if I have this right: When the board goes through the initial POST, it gets to the VGA and stops. Since it detects a problem with the gpu (which is nonexistant until Monday), it stops the POST, and lights up the VGA led. Since the boot device led would have been next (and last) in the POST pattern, it lights up too. Doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with my hdd, it just means it wasn't able to get that far.

Is that about right?
August 17, 2012 10:48:44 PM

Correct, but that doesn't mean necessarily that something else isn't faulty with the system, but theres no real way of knowing until you have a GPU, as its one of the essential components.

Hard drives are one of the very last things that the computer looks for in the boot sequence.
August 25, 2012 12:03:55 AM

Everything works! Even pushed a mini oc to 4.2 on it for him. He is definitely pleased.
August 25, 2012 12:04:36 AM

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