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November 2, 2012 2:08:34 AM

Hello all,

Got all of the computer parts in for my wife's mini itx build and i'm having some issues.

When I boot up the computer it blinks between green screen and black screens and then sometimes screens with lines. I've ruled out that it isn't the GPU because I have tried both DVI ports and then removed the GPU and got the same results with using the MB DVI output.

It seems to read the Windows disk when I put it in and one of the green screens actually displays the loading bar and setup screen once it gets far enough.

Is this a bad motherboard?

I apologize if i'm posting in the wrong section.





November 2, 2012 3:05:24 AM

wow, i just give her my hand-me-downs ! is that windows 8 you're trying to load? mb? cpu? gpu? update bios? uefi?
November 2, 2012 3:10:32 AM

Have another monitor to try?
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November 2, 2012 3:34:10 AM

This is a completely new build so all components are new.

The monitor I used is my monitor from my dual monitor setup on my computer, and it was working literally seconds before i plugged it into the new build... i can try the monitor that im using now just to check it but they are the same and both in good working order.

its windows 7 im tryin to install.

im going to try and reset the bios and also try taking the mobo out of the case and just connecting it to psu and monitor to see if the case is grounding it out.

any other suggestions are welcome.

thanks
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 2, 2012 3:43:40 AM

please post your complete specs; motherboard, cpu, RAM , power supply, GPU . .ect.
November 2, 2012 3:55:54 AM

GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black / Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-Z77N-WIFI LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
a b B Homebuilt system
November 2, 2012 5:53:36 AM

make sure the mb at f2 bios rev. the f2 bios has support for your cpu. i would take out the gpu and see if the onboard video is working. have you tried the video card in your system to se if it working fine and have you tried another video card in her system?? the error looking like a bad gpu or lack of power for the gpu and it flaking out.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 2, 2012 4:42:40 PM

gbjayson said:
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black / Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-Z77N-WIFI LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


thanks for taking the time for that. BUT that didn't help me to help you :(  i had suspected you may of had an APU rig; which then could lead me to suspect the RAM since i believe the igpu (xfired with a compatible discrete) uses the system RAM.

but having a intel/discrete set up and you have the problem connecting to both the dGPU or iGPU and the monitor is functional on your other rig; i must admit i am at a loss as to what to investigate.

sorry.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 2, 2012 5:05:47 PM

You said this is your wife's build. Do you have a 1155 mobo of your own that you can test the components out in? At least that way you can rule out the mobo.
November 2, 2012 5:36:19 PM

Did you try turning it on and off again?

Jk.

Try checking the cables, I had a problem like this a while ago, and it turned out just to be the VGA cable connecting my computer to the monitor. If it's not that, then I suspect that you just have a faulty motherboard.
November 2, 2012 6:22:25 PM

thanks for the replies all.

I brought all of the essential components to work with me today and will do another test with a different monitor. ill post results once ive tried everything that was suggested.
November 2, 2012 6:29:29 PM

$10 on the monitor itself or the DVI cable. Would be very weird to see the exact same graphical symptoms on both Integrated & Discrete video if not one of those two - a motherboard problem, CPU problem might manifest on both, but I doubt it would look exactly the same.
Edit to add, if not one of those bent pin on the CPU would be my next guess.
November 2, 2012 9:20:24 PM

its the monitor or cable. might have come loose on the monitor connection now that i think about it when i unplugged and moved the monitor. i brought all the essential components to work and used a monitor here at work and checked and rechecked all connections before booting and it booted fine. plugged in the gpu and connected and it booted and looked fine.

lol sorry if i wasted anyones time, i feel like a goof :p 
a b B Homebuilt system
November 2, 2012 9:47:50 PM

That's funny, I'm glad you figured it out.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
November 2, 2012 10:45:12 PM

glad you got it sorted. overlooking a plug connection is pretty uncommon (i did). don't feel bad.
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