New GA-EX58-UDR3/I7 doesn't display

April 2, 2009 at 06:45:18
Specs: Windows 7, intel i//2Gb
Hi,

I bought a gigabite GA-EX58-UDR3, intel I7 920, 2x 1Gb OCZ PC3-10666 Reaper HPC CL9 Edition, ATI HD4670 512DDR3, 60 Gb OCZ Core Series V2 SATA II 2.5" SSD, Powersuply thermaltake Power de 650w.

I installed everything and the board does power up (leds and fans working) but no signal comes from the graphics card neither does the board indicate any errors by sound.

I tried several things, I changed the RAM slots, the V-card slots, I disconnect everything except the mother and the v-card to see If I could hear the beeps from the mother. The monitor works with another computer.

The mother is over a newspaper to avoid conductive problems

I am going to try to change the Video card but I don't know what else I can do.
Could you lend me a hand with this?


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#1
April 2, 2009 at 09:10:33
"2x 1Gb OCZ PC3-10666 Reaper HPC CL9 Edition,..."

Did you check on the OCZ site to make sure that ram is specified to work in your mboard?
Are you SURE the cpu you are using is compatible with that ram?

Are you SURE the cpu you are using is in the cpu compatibility list for the mboard model?

"I changed the .... V-card slots..."

If your Gigabyte mboard has more than one PCI-E X16 slot, if the situation is similar to another Gigabyte mboard I recently looked up, by default a PCI-E X16 video card will only work in the first PCI-E X 16 slot unless you move a jumper on the mboard - see the mboard manual.

In addition, a PCI-E X16 video card may only work in another PCI-E x16 slot when there is another PCI-E X16 card in the first PCI-E X16 slot.

"...neither does the board indicate any errors by sound...."

With the mboard out of the case, you won't hear any mboard beeps unless the mboard has a built in sound device for that - most mboards don't have that and you must connect a speaker to certain pins on the mboard - see your mboard manual.

"The mother is over a newspaper to avoid conductive problems"

If it's on anything metallic or conductive, the newspaper has to be thick enough to avoid anything such as cut off leads from poking through the paper.
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Your mboard probably requires you connect an extrapower connection from the power supply to it in addition the the main 24 "pin" one - did you connect that?

Your PCI-E X16 video card may require and extra power connection from the power supply - if so, did you connect that?
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The wires close to the mboard going into the main power connector/socket should be more or less perpendicular to the mboard surface rather than at an angle.
Make sure that main power connector is well seated in the mboard socket.
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Install the PCI-E video card in the first PCI-E X 16 slot.

Make sure any cards are all the way down in their slots.

Make sure you have a speaker or speakers or the equivalent connected to the mboard so you can hear mboard beeps (see your mboard manual if you need to).
Remove the AC power to the power supply.
Remove all the ram.
Restore AC power.
Try to boot.
If nothing else is wrong, you will get no video but you will hear a pattern of beeps that indicate no ram is installed, or a ram problem.
E.g. for an Award bios or a bios based on one, that's often a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously.



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#2
April 2, 2009 at 09:23:47
Gut the case & benchtest your components...you should have done that in the 1st place.

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#3
April 3, 2009 at 00:47:31
Hi all, Thanks for your quick responses.
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"Did you check on the OCZ site to make sure that ram is specified to work in your mboard?
Are you SURE the cpu you are using is compatible with that ram?

Are you SURE the cpu you are using is in the cpu compatibility list for the mboard model?"
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The memory, mother and CPU are compatible, I checked it in OCZ & Gigabyte sites.
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"In addition, a PCI-E X16 video card may only work in another PCI-E x16 slot when there is another PCI-E X16 card in the first PCI-E X16 slot."
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About the V-card, I have it now on the first slot to avoid any problem.

"With the mboard out of the case, you won't hear any mboard beeps unless the mboard has a built in sound device for that - most mboards don't have that and you must connect a speaker to certain pins on the mboard - see your mboard manual."
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I have a small speaker connected to the mother to listen the "beeps" but I can't listen anything.
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"If it's on anything metallic or conductive, the newspaper has to be thick enough to avoid anything such as cut off leads from poking through the paper."
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The newspaper is on a wood table, so there shouldn't be conductive problems.
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"Your mboard probably requires you connect an extrapower connection from the power supply to it in addition the the main 24 "pin" one - did you connect that?"
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Yes, I did
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"Your PCI-E X16 video card may require and extra power connection from the power supply - if so, did you connect that? "
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It does not need extra power

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I follow your steps booting the pc, but I couldn't hear anything. I going to check also if the speaker is broken connecting it to a battery.

Trying this steps, I have realized that sometimes, when I start the pc, the leds and fans turn off and then restart again without doing anything. And it could happen two or three times without doing anything.

I don't have any other mother like this one, so I can't test the components separating them.

Any more ideas???


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#4
April 5, 2009 at 14:19:53
Is this you too?

http://discussions.hardwarecentral....
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I know from previous experience the OCZ site has poor information about which ram works in what mboards.

Ram for your mboard model is NOT listed on the OCZ site:
here:
http://conf.ocztechnology.com/index...
or here:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/suppor...

There might be info in the forum, but you'd have to look there yourself:
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/f...
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I searched on the Gigabyte web site for: GA-EX58-UDR3

"There is no data match your search - GA-EX58-UDR3"

You could at least quote the model right!

I assume its' this one.

Support for GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.0)
http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/M...

Memory compatiblity list - the only OCZ one listed is 512mb
Many require THREE modules to be installed
http://www.giga-byte.com/FileList/M...

Are you sure the CPU you're using is on this list, and if applicable, the bios version the mboard presently has supports it?
http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Mo...

If you are getting no video you can't tell which bios version it has on it, which may be stated in the bios Setup or may be shown on the screen when you boot , unless that's on the label on the box it came in, or on a label on the bios.

Kingston has a very good ram lookup feature:

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...

MODULES MUST BE ORDERED AND INSTALLED IN GROUPS OF THREE for Triple Channel mode. Kingston offers "K3" Kit part numbers for Triple Channel mode. Please refer to the system manual for proper installation of DIMMs for Single Channel and Dual Channel configurations.
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" going to check also if the speaker is broken connecting it to a battery."

If it came with the mboard there's probably nothing wrong with it.
In any case there's probably nothing wrong with it.

What do expect doing that to do? You're not going to hear much if anything at all - maybe a click or pop when first connecting it . All that can do is make the speaker cone move one way or the other depending on whether you connect + or - to which wire, and if you use anything other than a 1.5v battery or if you connect it for too long you may fry it.
If you have another computer available, try connecting it to that mboard's pins for the speaker to see if it works.
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If your problem is caused by you using the wrong ram, in some cases the mboard WILL NOT BOOT and often when it does that it DOES NOT BEEP and appears to be faulty.

Some mboards will not boot, or will boot but will shut down in a few seconds, if the 3 or 4 wire cpu fan wiring is not connected to the 3 or 4 pin header for the cpu fan, or if 3 wire cpu fan wiring is connected to the wrong pins on a 4 pin cpu fan header.

To possibly rule out whether the ram is the problem.....

Make sure you have a speaker or speakers or the equivalent connected to the mboard so you can hear mboard beeps (see your mboard manual if you need to).
Remove the AC power to the case/power supply.
Remove all the ram.
Restore AC power.
Try to boot.
If nothing else is wrong, you will get no video but you will hear a pattern of beeps that indicate no ram is installed, or a ram problem.
E.g. for an Award bios or a bios based on one, that's often a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously.
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