Asus P8Z68-V pro/Gen3 Nightmare

Intel Core 2 duo e8400 processor
December 30, 2011 at 09:05:16
Specs: WinXP pro Sp3, Intel i7-2600K / 2X4 Corsair vengeance Low Profile 1600MHZ
Greetings:

So I RMA the Asus p8z68-v pro/Gen3 due to a Bad memory Bank on A1- A2

And after waiting almost fifteen days for RMA process I just got the replacement as a new Asus p8z68-v pro/Gen3

Here is the Problem with the new motherboard:

I can only get image from the On board video

(Intel graphics controller). The Asus 6950 2Gg cannot be detected by the motherboard

The same thing just happened with BIOS

Set to PCIE/PCI, no graphics card detected so

It defaulted to the built-in graphics.

PS: the Asus 6950 2gb Tested with another System & It's working fine

The PSU also tested with a different system & I think it's overkill for the Asus 6950 2gb, I'm using corsair TX 950

Monitor is a 24 Inch Samsung also Tested with a different system

Cheers.


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#1
December 30, 2011 at 09:26:08
The HD6950 pulls a lot of juice. That card uses 11.5A@12V (138W) at idle and 21.33A@12 (256W) under full load. (see link below for these numbers).

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/20...

Do you have the 24 pin power connector and the 8 pin auxiliary power both connected to the motherboard? Also, do you have all the required PCIe power connectors connected to the graphics card?

That card is large, are you sure it is not hitting something and is fully seated?


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#2
December 30, 2011 at 09:41:33
I tested that Asus 6950 with just Corsair Tx 650 in a different system & it's working fine (different system has a Gigabyte Motherboard)

In regard to Power connection all connected perfectly & seated

Cheers.


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#3
December 30, 2011 at 09:42:51
I think he remembered to connect those power connectors because he said in another system the card works.

Yes make sure the card if full seated. If u still getting no picture then something is wrong with the board.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#4
December 30, 2011 at 09:53:53
Too bad this is the second Board

First Board had a Bad memory slot, & I do not know what is happening with the new Replacement

I never had a single issues with any Gigabyte motherboard, but I was looking to give Asus motherboard a try & it turns out Asus is a nightmare

Cheers.


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#5
December 30, 2011 at 10:10:06
Asus is good as Gigabyte.
Try to clear CMOS.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#6
December 30, 2011 at 10:31:49
I did with no Joy

I think Gigabyte are the best when it comes to producing motherboard

Gigabyte motherboards = Zero issues at least for me

Asus Motherboard = So many issues & a Nightmare at least for me & for the other customers who experiencing the same issues with the same motherboard
Cheers.


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#7
December 30, 2011 at 11:15:57
If you have another lower powered PCIe card try it in there to determine if it is the PCIe x 16 slot or not.

kuwese

I know natasha probably has made the proper connections but it doesn't hurt to ask. I did not see a reply to that issue. Possible one or more of the PCI power connectors is not making contact. The pins can pull out of the plastic and crimp joints can come loose. You can't assume anything.

One other point to make. That board supports SLI. Are you using the correct PCIe slot when only one card is in use? Check the manual. Possible there may be settings for SLI in the BIOS. The slots are too far apart for a mechanical connection so it should be in the BIOS.

Power supply looks more than adequate but still would not hurt to check the +12V rail readings in the BIOS.


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#8
December 30, 2011 at 12:22:09
The board have 3 pci-e x16 slots, only two slots are connected direct to CPU pci-e controller. The first two are capable of running at x16 under single card configuration then x8 x8 under dual card configuration. The third slot can only run up to x4.
It appears both slots can work under single card configuration, it also support SLI, crossfire & lucid hydra.

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#9
December 30, 2011 at 12:38:12
From the Asus manual:

"In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot (navy blue) for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance".


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#10
December 30, 2011 at 12:44:42
According to the Asus motherboard user manual I've used the PCIE x16 slots (navy blue) also I make sure that all the connector on the video are firmly seated

PS: the Fan on the video is spinning
Also there is other Customers with the same issues.
Cheers.


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#11
December 30, 2011 at 13:11:53
From reading the manual I suspect the "lucid hydra" feature may be causing the VGA issue.

Page 36 of your manual describes a VGA LED. Is that lit?

I suggest you Enable the TPU switch described on page 34.

I suggest you also Enable the EPU switch described on page 35.


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#12
December 30, 2011 at 13:25:25
Here is a close issues to what I'm dealing with
That Guy has it first with Asus P8Z68-V pro
Then after RMA has it with Asus P8z68-v pro/Gen3
Unfortunately, there wasn't a solution for him yet


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/3...

Cheers.


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#13
December 30, 2011 at 13:29:11
Did you try the suggestions in #11 above?

Look at the paragraph about "LucidLogix Virtu" on page 18 of your manual.

I think you just don't have the BIOS and swithces setup right.


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#14
December 30, 2011 at 13:34:07
No, the VGA Red lead is off

The Video card Fan is Spinning

The Bios saw the Intel i7-2600K & my Corsair vengeance 2x4 low profile

I was Bench testing the Motherboard outside the case on a big piece of cardboard with the motherboard seating on an Antistatic bag, also I was wearing a Cordless Antistatic Wristband

Cheers.


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#15
December 30, 2011 at 13:35:40
We cross posted. Read #13 above. You do have the manual don't you?

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#16
December 30, 2011 at 14:06:51
It's a user/builder issue, not a hardware issue.

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#17
December 30, 2011 at 14:36:02
I read the manual & I set up everything correctly

Also the Manual mentioned that when you Install your PCIE video card the Motherboard should be detected Automatically

PS: Do you have the same motherboard?

Also what do you think about other Customers who have the same issues with the same board

Cheers.


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#18
December 30, 2011 at 14:41:55
(It's a user/builder issue, not a hardware issue).

Really: A twenty day ago I bought an Asus p8z68-v pro/Gen3 with a Bad memory Slot bank I RMA that motherboard & the Store did a Test on that motherboard & he agreed with me

Oh Well hopefully the new replacement it doesn't have a bad video card slot
Cheers.


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#19
December 30, 2011 at 14:51:30
Here is almost Exact issues:

Asus p8z68-v pro gen3 cannot detect asus HD6950 DCII

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/3...

Cheers.


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#20
December 30, 2011 at 14:57:26
What is your point? Try my suggestions before convincing yourself the motherboard is bad. if you aren't willing to try things why are you posting here?

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#21
December 30, 2011 at 21:09:58
Try to use the remaining pci-e x16 slots.

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#22
December 31, 2011 at 14:57:36
Well I managed to fix the problem

It was the motherboard video card slot

Cheers.


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#23
December 31, 2011 at 17:27:55
So how did you fix it?

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#24
January 1, 2012 at 07:09:17
Greetings:

I cleaned the contacts in the video card slot with a rubber eraser

After that I tried the video card in there & the System detected the video

PS: my advice to everybody when ordering a motherboard online always ask the seller to test the motherboard before they ship it to you especially if you live far away from the retailer & you're paying too much money for the shipping like me,I already paid Eighty dollars just for the shipping for the original Asus p8z68-v pro/gen3 & for the replacement


Cheers.


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#25
January 1, 2012 at 08:33:26
So, the motherboard was NOT defective after all.

Did you also make changes in the BIOS?


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#26
January 2, 2012 at 10:17:26
1) The First Asus p8z68-V pro/Gen3 was defective Because the system Only Boot up If you populate the memory in slots B1-B2, But if you put the two Steaks of Ram in slot A1-A2 the system never booted up.

2) The Second Asus p8z68-v-pro/Gen3 all Ram Bank worked, But the Motherboard won't detect my Asus 6950 2Gb Until I cleaned up the Video Card Slot

In regard to a bios change The Only setting I did is initiate the Graphic adapter (PCIE/PCI) Then I saved the change & I Exited

Cheers.


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#27
January 2, 2012 at 10:36:20
The point I was making is that it appears the second board was not defective. You had harsh words about Asus products. Ie, #4 above.

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#28
January 2, 2012 at 15:17:04
Sure, But I never had before any single issues or even a defective motherboard

By Gigabyte, Only with Asus.

Therefore, I strongly believe that Asus was a
nightmare for me Especially when I waited for
the replacement almost twenty days & after I
paid too much money for the shipping & after
I had a fights with the Purolator mean Grumpy
delivery man who handled to me an almost
destroyed package


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#29
January 2, 2012 at 18:35:54
I stand by my response # 16.

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