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Build Advice i7 920 or wait for i5

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oatey4519, 26 Aug 2009.

  1. Fazed

    Fazed Active Member

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    Yes, it's an LGA1366 Nehalem i7, clocked at 3.2 (Multiplier of 24, as opposed to a multiplier of 20 for an 920)

    First we had the 940 which is now discontinued, then the 950, now the 960.
     
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  2. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    the old graphics card does spin... but not to post/diplay

    my case speaker seems not to work now for some reason.. since i took board out of case.

    GTX will just not fire up on Asus Deluxe - it gets warm so i know the power is going in there..

    it this Blue LED thing thats i think now points to RAM.. they do flash when i turn board off like i've said.

    don't know..

    will put some pics on in a bit.
    can't do any harm i guess?
     
  3. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    The pictures could well reveal a problem If not it looks like a Motherboard RMA :(
     
  4. Fazed

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    Not much help, i know as it's just a pic of a blue LED, but anyway, it's a fine LED and yours should look like this:D

    I was curious, so I checked out what the LED did during boot up / shutdown. No blinking, solid on during powerup, off when the power is killed.

    By the way Oatsy, did you get the Eclipse 3?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    Right I know that. I was just making a suggestion to the OP.

    Honestly, the 1336 socket looks like a much better but now, especially if you want to keep buying CPUs in the Enthusiast and Extreme Enthusiast segments.
     
  6. Fazed

    Fazed Active Member

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    Apologies, didn't mean to come across as condescending. I thought you were asking a question, as I saw a question mark. My bad:blush:
     
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  7. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    No the Eclipse 2 - nice board.. 29.99 didn't think that was to bad..

    nice Pic.. nope mine does do that..

    sorting the pictures out now -trying..
     
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    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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  9. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    :confused:

    Try use tinypic.com to upload the pics.
    You will need to plug everything in so it's set up to work and take pics of a few points so we can see all the conecxtions you have pluged in and jumper positions etc...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    Meant to say in my quote.
    Mine doesn't look like that.. No Blue LED

    Hope you can see the pictures ok.
    i've checked all the jumpers quite a few times
    they are all set to default.

    will use tinypic in the future.

    ta
     
  11. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Have you had it in the case and tried turn it on?
    Do you not need to put a jumper over the power bit to turn it on?
    Plug the case in.
    Not sure if the power on switch on the mobo works when it's not connected to chasis.
     
  12. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    i did have it in the case
    it wasn't working
    so i took it out to make sure all was set correctly

    the board is on in the pictures.
    i use the power on buttons at the bottom of the board
    well at the moment any way
     
  13. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    That's what i ment.
    Plug in the cables from the case on the pins as shown in the manual then try.
    I don't know after that.
    It should work.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Fazed

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    After a bit of googling, seems you aren't the only one in that position.

    http://forums.hexus.net/help-techni...v2-i7-920-build-blank-screen.html#post1694695

    I've never had to do it myself, but if you can RMA the Mobo and the RAM back to Scan (assuming you got them both from there), they will apparently test them both and tell you where the problem lies. Give them a call and explain directly to someone in the tech support dept to arrange it, I wouldn't do it online. Your board is DOA, i'd bet money on it.

    It's a b*tch, I know. All you wanna do is get your spankin new rig up and running, you were just unlucky this time.

    Still, as you say, at least you got a new PSU and keyboard. Every cloud......and all that:D
    Nice choice, I nearly bought the Eclipse 2, but opted for the Eclipse 3 as I prefered black to silver.
     
  15. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    Very True - it seems it does happen to others

    i've seen this thread - there GPU spins though.. which it weird

    think your right.
    my board is stuffed or ram gone
    Tech support should know
    they may even be there today - or not
    yes everything came from Scan, so that makes it easy
    also i took the cover plan thing out on the order.. phew

    many thanks for all your help guys - will keep you informed
     
  16. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    Hi Guys

    Just to keep you informed

    Spoke to Scan and they said straight out it was 95% the board.
    Sending the rest back as well for testing.

    Being picked up tomorrow.. upto 10 days turn around... but they has to say that.

    Good job i've got my old setup.

    i'll be well clued up about Overclocking it by then :duh:
     
  17. Fazed

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    I would imagine 10 days is the maxiumum.
    Realistically, you're probably looking at maybe monday/tuesday next week, but that's not a bad turnaround really.
     
  18. TheGovernator

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    I know the board is on its way to SCAN, but I just want to throw in my 5 cents:

    I own the v1 of the deluxe. All I want to add is that since the RAM LED is flashing on powering down the LED itself is working. As far as I remember the two LEDs are to visually indicate which memory bank set is occupied\registered as occupied, i.e. if the white banks were used, the other LED would light up. Not tried it myself, but that's the only thing that makes sense.

    The following is true for most MoBos:

    The motherboard does a RAM-check as a part of the post and only progresses after the RAM has been verified as present and working. Why you didn't get any POST beeps might boil down to you case speaker, did you test it with another (your old) board?

    You mentioned that the GTX260 gets warm, is that the case when it's connected to the deluxe? Is the fan on the GTX spinning? My 4870X2 doesn't spin the fan but gets warm if I only connect one of the power connectors, however the 4870X2 has its own set of error LEDs which tell me that it's not receiving enough power.

    Lastly: In my head it seems like the board has some problems in the power circuitry. Maybe the RAM isn't getting power, as well as the pci-express slots. Are all the fans connected to the board spinning? Or du you have an external fan-controller? In case the latter is true I think that the board only works as a power button for the PSU supplying power for disks and everything else not connected via the MoBo. That would aslo explain why the GTX gets warm but its fan isn't spinning

    Sorry for the word-diarrhea. Just putting my ideas on screen as they come :p I just hope I make sense.
     
  19. TheGovernator

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    Also:

    As an owner of the i7 920 I can do nothing but agree with you who say that it's the way to go.

    However there are some VERY interesting and potentially very good boards released alongside the i5 on the P55. Take the (MSI's?) Hydra-powered multigpu-board. Might not be in the scope of what is to be considered a budget\midrange board, but I am incredibly curious as to how it will work both funcionality and performace wise.

    Also the MSI boards that were preveiwed are just drop-dead gorgeous. I'm just waiting for the first color-themed mods\scratchbuilds to show up.
     
  20. oatey4519

    oatey4519 can't be arsed...

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    Got the results from my RMA

    Bent pins on my CPU Socket!!
    how?? there is only one way for it to go it...
    And this has caused all my problems..
    Can't see that i did this - was so careful..
    The mystery is solved.

    Covered by Scansure - thank god!! so i'll get a new board.. i'd better..
     

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