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 Post subject: New Build, Video Card insanity... Help?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Built new system, worked great. Tried some mild overclocking, and would not post. Tried reseting, then flashing the BOIS, would not post.

Then I went about replacing EVERYTHING piece by piece. NOTHING worked, until I put in an older video card.

First working setup:

3930k cpu
ASUS P9x79 pro 2011
MSI 680gtx
Vengeance Series 16GB DDR3-1600 (4gb sticks)
Seasonic 760 ps

replaced with:

3930k cpu - new
Gigabyte GA-x79s-UP5
Vengeance Series 16GB DDR3-1600 (4gb sticks) - new
(same video card, no luck)

replaced video card with:
evga 560ti
and it worked.... so I thought the MSI 680gtx was bad...

replaced video card with:
Gigabyte 770

would not post... thought it could be lack of power, switched to

Cosair AX1200i 1200

Still won't post.


I'm confused... why on earth with new cpu, mobo, memory, and gpu it would not post kills me.

ANY IDEAS?????


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 Post subject: Re: New Build, Video Card insanity... Help?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I'm confused... why on earth with new cpu, mobo, memory, and gpu it would not post kills me.

Two things I noticed:

1. Swapping out one part for another is a viable method of troubleshooting...but you took it to a whole new level. I'm afraid that replacing so many parts, and swapping so many GPUs in and out, have only confused the issue. Not to mention that with each motherboard swap, you increase the chance of wiring it incorrectly, or not seating a component correctly.

Start with the pieces you want in the final build; then replace them one at a time. If you swap out an item and the problem persists, re-insert the original component and move to the next computer part. Also, while troubleshooting, you should reduce the RAM to one stick.

2. This is only a guess (so I could be way off), but your success (and failures) sound sporadic. What's the one component that has stayed consistent through your troubleshooting? Sounds like the PSU. And a failing PSU can be sporadic. So if the problem persists, you should consider the PSU as the culprit. I realize Seasonic is an amazing brand, but my experience has told me PSUs are the single-most likely component to fail.

Hope this helps.


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