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Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Jaybles, 11 May 2012.

  1. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    A friend has built a computer and it is not POSTing.

    The spec is:
    Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
    Core i5 3570k
    HD 6870
    Corsair TX650
    Crucial M4
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB (If I recall correctly)

    He is getting constant short beeps at boot, which according to the manual means a power error.

    Any help on troubleshooting?

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnSheridan

    JohnSheridan New Member

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    Graphics card got power cables plugged in?
     
  3. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    Yes it did have but I took the graphics card out to isolate the problem and its still beeping.
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    put the 4 way cpu power connection on? sometimes its easily missed
     
  5. Jaybles

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  6. JohnSheridan

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    Have you tried with just 1 stick of ram in to see if it is that causing the problem?

    The ram should populate the white sockets first.

    Also check that 4-pin cpu power cable also plugged in.

    We are assuming that the motherboards bios supports that IB cpu? Website says has to be F7 bios.
     
  7. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    He ordered a Sandybridge CPU and Scan said they were out of stock and sent him the IvyBridge instead. I assume that they would only change it to something compatible.
     
  8. JohnSheridan

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    Try the ram thing first - unless you have a SB cpu to try we won't know re. IB support as can't get into the bios.
     
  9. Jaybles

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    The single stick of RAM didn't work.
     
  10. JohnSheridan

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    Did you try it in a different ram slot just incase one of the ram slots is borked?
     
  11. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    Nope still no luck. :(
     
  12. JohnSheridan

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    This is a real long shot - but what happens if you remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard, wait a 15 secs, put it back in and try to start?
     
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    lancer778544 Well-Known Member

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    Do you know anyone else with a socket 1155 CPU? I think it might need a BIOS update to support the new Ivy Bridge CPUs
     
  14. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    Fraid not :/
     
  15. Kovoet

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    May seem like a stupid suggestion have you tried going into the bios and reset it to default

    Using tapatalk2 on my HTC
     
  16. benjjamin

    benjjamin needs MORE POWER!

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    Try and have a look behind the motherbaord, take it out if you have to, maybe a standoff or screw is behind the board and shorting the board and the board is not posting due to a fail-safe feature.

    Take out CMOS battery, unplug PSU from wall socket and then hold down the power button for 10 seconds then put everything back together and see if that works.
     
  17. Jaybles

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    OK, we have graphics output working now, but it isn't accepting (wireless USB) keyboard input and the speaker seems to be still doing the beep every now and then thing.
     
  18. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    What did you do to get it that far? Use a PS2 or wired USB keyboard. So you can now get in to the BIOS?
     
  19. Jaybles

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    My friend said he moved the GPU to another PCIE slot. We have now tried a PS2 keyboard and still nothing. On power on you just see the Gigabyte splashscreen and the F12 etc commands to go into BIOS but it wont do anything.
     

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