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Windows 7: Not sure on POST long (i thnik, 3 short) then another long

10 Mar 2012   #11

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

yup its a 6 pin with 2 extra----it is plugged in and fan spinning. i am seeing this is a problem for lots..

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11 Mar 2012   #12

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Well this is one of the rare times I give up. I finally found a BIOS update available for this card that supports add on cards.... a feature of the board is supposed to be power standby usb bios flash. DL the bios, inserted the USB in the correct port, pressed the bios flash button and watched the USB device blink once and nothing. The tutorial vids look like it would be a one to two minute process. So no progress. Wasted all day on this. ugh. I guess I will get my old asus set up and install it in the new case and call it a weekend.
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11 Mar 2012   #13

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

So I moved the old mother board, cpu, ram etc to the new case and new power supply and lo and behold------argh--- a beep followed by 3 quick ones--- vga not detected ...

even though the fan is spinning on the card I must be doing something very wrong with this xfx modular power supply. oh i got a migraine. time to put it up til tomorrow.
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11 Mar 2012   #14

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

moved some power cables on the psu--still no good.
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11 Mar 2012   #15

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Below is the standard diagnostic procedure for this situation. It is very helpful to read, know, and understand the beep codes for your motherboard before you begin.

Give this a try:

New System Failure Diagnostic

Basic diagnostic procedure is to uninstall the entire build and start over. Some people do this out of the case by placing the motherboard on an anti-static surface. (I strongly suggest to do this in your case) This eliminates the possibility that there is a short circuit between the motherboard and the case through the connection posts (stand-offs). A standoff in the wrong location or a sloppy job will cause a short.

The Test (power off, power cord unplugged):
  • Disconnect everything externally connected except the mouse and keyboard (printers, USB devices, etc). If you are not using a wired mouse and keyboard see if you can borrow one. The wireless device is just another component you have to deal with.
  • Disconnect the power and data cables from all the drives inside the computer (Hard drives, DVD/CD drives, etc).
  • Remove all the cards installed in the expansion slots (PCI/PCI-e) including the video card. (Be careful handling them and place them on a non conductive surface while testing).
  • Remove all the RAM sticks (same rules as above).
  • You are now dealing with just the motherboard, processor, and power supply.
Now connect the power cord and turn the PC on.
  • The motherboard should start beeping. You should get a beep code that tells you there is no memory. This is good, it means the processor is functioning and the motherboard is good so far.
  • Now add one stick of memory in Slot A1 and power on. More beeping: "no video card" beep code. This is good.
  • Then add the video card and connect it to the monitor. You should get no beeping and you should see the BIOS start screens, ending with the message that there is no boot device.
  • If you get no video then switch the one memory stick installed for another one and test.
  • If you do get video then start adding components back, one at a time, until the system fails to boot. The last component you added is then the problem component.
Let us know what you find.
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11 Mar 2012   #16

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

On a whim I got out my ancient Readon 2600XT graphics card. I now have a boot screen. Argh. I I will switch back to the new board/cpu etc and this card and build outside the case and see if it fires up. Is it possible I destroyed 2 boards if I had the electrical somehow wrong hooking up the PSU ? (But remember the fan was spinning on the 5770 but not the newer series 6000) So confused. I dont think it should matter which of my 3 monitors be hooked up and to what port for VGA to detect ? 2 are DVI and one is a Display port adaptor.
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11 Mar 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

TVEblen posts wisdom, heh.

Does the Radeon 2600XT have to receive power from the PSU directly?

I don't see how you're mixing up your PSU; does the manual for it say something particular about which slots to use with regard to what hardware you're plugging it into? I don't think the monitor would give you a POST beep code; you should be able to start it without a monitor attached and it shouldn't give you a beep code. . . right?
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11 Mar 2012   #18

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

ok built using the new gear outside the case but used the older 2600 xt graphics card . Fired right up. So for some reason the board is not recognizing the later graphics cards. Either possibly I need a BIOS update or I damaged rthe cards somehow.....but I dont think so.. hmm I hate the thought of buying yet another 120 dollar board...

i tried usb flash the bios yesterday and followed toe on lone video for the process but my USB stick only flased maybe 5 seconds not the minute plus it seemed to take in the video..

edit---oh yeah the 2600 does not have a separate power connector--solely works off the slot.
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11 Mar 2012   #19

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

the 5770 fan actually spins whether the power connector is used or not. Just not being detected.
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11 Mar 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Well you want to have the power connectors connected for sure. I see a corrolary between the PSU being used to power the card and the card not being recognized, due to the older non PSU-powered card worked, and the newer card(s?) that require direct PSU power did not work. Hm.

Yeah trying a BIOS update couldn't hurt, unless you do it wrong, heh.

Brilliant minds in here, please!
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