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Tier 10 Won't Start
08-10-2012, 01:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-10-2012, 03:38 AM by IcyMidnight.)
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Question  Tier 10 Won't Start
I've got the basics in my case:
ASRock Extreme6 LGA2011 X79
Seasonic X-1050
Intel Core i7-3820
PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE
Corsair 16 GB XMS3 PC3-12800
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature2

I have the motherboard power connector, the 8 pin (CPU?) connector plugged into the mother board. The fan power connector is hooked up to the CPU_FAN1 pins.
The 680 is in PCIE slot 3 and has one 8 pin and one 6 pin power connector hooked up.
I had the RAM installed in slots A1, B1, C1, and D1.

Initially I was getting Dr Debug code b7, but when I removed the RAM sticks in slots C1 and D1 the boot up process moved to b9 after b7.

I removed the stick in B1, then replaced the stick in A1 with the one that was in B1, then moved the stick to B1. No change.

I've reseated the graphics card and tried it in both slots PCIE1 and PCIE3.

I've disconnected and reconnected all of the connections to the PS on both ends.

I've cleared the CMOS.

The mobo manual lists error code b7 as configuration reset and b9 (0xB9) as "reserved for future AMI codes" and I can't find an updated list. I've already sent a support request to ASRock, but from my Googling they're not the greatest at responding.

Anybody got any ideas?
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08-10-2012, 01:50 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-10-2012, 01:51 AM by Konvikt.)
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RE: Tier 10 Won't Start
Not to be an egghead or anything, but did you put the 20+4 main connector from the psu onto the mobo as well? I might have misread your post. Since the psu you use is fully modular, I can see myself forgetting things like that:

This one:
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Goes in here:

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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB. CPU: Intel i5 4670k @ 4,4gHz. Mobo: Asrock Z87 Extreme4. PSU: Corsair RM1000i. GPU: ASUS Strix 980ti. RAM: G.Skill TridentX 2400mHz C10 2x8gb. SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 256gb. OS: Win7. HDD: WD Digital Red 2tb. More! I need more!
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08-10-2012, 03:11 AM,
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RE: Tier 10 Won't Start
(08-10-2012, 01:50 AM)Konvikt Wrote: Not to be an egghead or anything, but did you put the 20+4 main connector from the psu onto the mobo as well? I might have misread your post. Since the psu you use is fully modular, I can see myself forgetting things like that.

Yup! I called it the "motherboard power connector" above.

I doubt the on board diagnostic display would have ticked through the few phases that do pass without it Wink
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08-10-2012, 10:10 AM,
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RE: Tier 10 Won't Start
Ok, definitely misread there. Lol! Tongue

Can't think of anything else but wait for ASRock to answer.

Good luck with it!
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB. CPU: Intel i5 4670k @ 4,4gHz. Mobo: Asrock Z87 Extreme4. PSU: Corsair RM1000i. GPU: ASUS Strix 980ti. RAM: G.Skill TridentX 2400mHz C10 2x8gb. SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 256gb. OS: Win7. HDD: WD Digital Red 2tb. More! I need more!
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08-10-2012, 01:21 PM,
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RE: Tier 10 Won't Start
that B7 code is related to the NVRAM, which is the cmos chip that holds the bios. more than likely it may be your memory though. i think mr man used that same kit and didnt have any problems but i dont see that kit is listed on the QVL. it may not mean anything but x79's are picky about the memory. and quite possibly the bios load may be corrupted.

id doublecheck my standoffs, board mounting, etc. then check the bios chip. next id probably, try just one stick of memory in A1 and see what happens. then id probably try 2 sticks in A1 and B1 without the gpu installed and see if it will get past the B codes.

all else fails, wait for asrock tech support to get back to you.

good luck
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08-12-2012, 05:04 AM,
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RE: Tier 10 Won't Start
Thanks for the tips guys!

ASRock support did get back to me (I can include the email if anyone is interested) and I'm told that "B9 and B7 is memory controller related." Interestingly enough when they had me testing things they wanted me to unplug the +4 part of the 20+4pin connector.

Long story short: I got *two* bad RAM sticks and I only tested the two bad sticks when I was doing the individual stick testing.

Lessons learned:
1. Put the RAM CPU and video card together before you start screwing things together and make sure you can get to the BIOS.
2. When troubleshooting, try each RAM stick individually if you can!

I'm running on 8GB for now and Amazon has another set on the way! Big Grin
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08-12-2012, 05:34 AM,
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RE: Tier 10 Won't Start
(08-12-2012, 05:04 AM)IcyMidnight Wrote: Thanks for the tips guys!

ASRock support did get back to me (I can include the email if anyone is interested) and I'm told that "B9 and B7 is memory controller related." Interestingly enough when they had me testing things they wanted me to unplug the +4 part of the 20+4pin connector.

Long story short: I got *two* bad RAM sticks and I only tested the two bad sticks when I was doing the individual stick testing.

Lessons learned:
1. Put the RAM CPU and video card together before you start screwing things together and make sure you can get to the BIOS.
2. When troubleshooting, try each RAM stick individually if you can!

I'm running on 8GB for now and Amazon has another set on the way! Big Grin

glad you found the trouble.
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