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Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
10-02-2013, 08:49 AM,
#1
Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
Hello all. I apologize ahead of time if this topic has been seen before- unfortunately, I do not have reliable access to the internet at the moment.

I recently made the following upgrades to my gaming rig:

-upgraded my hd 6770 card to a 7850 (msi twin frozr oc).
-upgraded my cpu from an intel pentium dual core to a i5 3350p
-upgraded to a samsung evo ssd

The ssd and 7850 appear to be fully functional, however, when I install the i5 3350p, I get no signal to my monitor and the entire rig seems to power cycle. It will literally attempt to power on (fans, lights, etc. power up) then it quickly loses power and shuts off. It does this repeatedly in quick intervals.

If I wait a bit, then attempt to power it up, it will stay on until I attempt to plug something into a usb port or manually turn on the monitor.

My current PSU was purchased in late 2011 and is an Antec Basiq 550. I am currently running with an ASRock H61/U3S3 motherboard.

Does this sound like a classic case of psu failure or maybe the motherboard isn't compatible?

NOTE: I believe that the 7850 and ssd are in working order because I re-installed my old cpu and everything seemed to work flawlessly. I updated my graphics drivers (catalyst control) and ran windows update- still no luck.

Any advice or ideas thrown my way would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
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10-02-2013, 09:08 AM,
#2
RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
Most likely you just need a BIOS update to fully support the newer CPU.

Here's the download page: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?ca...=H61M/U3S3
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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10-02-2013, 08:32 PM,
#3
RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
(10-02-2013, 09:08 AM)MathieuB Wrote: Most likely you just need a BIOS update to fully support the newer CPU.

Here's the download page: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?ca...=H61M/U3S3

I attempted to update to the 2.40 driver using a flash drive, however, as I was selecting the device in bios, my system restarted. I'm not sure if I misclicked the "reboot" option or what, but now I am unable to access bios.

The system boots just fine and things seem to be working, however, on startup I can see the bios menu quickly flash on the screen a few times then it continues to boot. Options f2 and f6 make no difference. I'm essentially locked out from making changes.

According to CPU-Z I still have the old driver installed.

Any ideas?
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10-02-2013, 08:54 PM,
#4
RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
Clear CMOS with the clear CMOS pin. See your motherboard manual for an explaination on how to do that. It's very simple if you follow the instructions.

Warning: This will reset your BIOS settings to their default value. You will need to change again previously changed settings.

Once that is done, you should be able to access your BIOS again.

Try a different USB port and if possible, a different USB key, for the BIOS flash.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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10-02-2013, 09:24 PM,
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RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
(10-02-2013, 08:54 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Clear CMOS with the clear CMOS pin. See your motherboard manual for an explaination on how to do that. It's very simple if you follow the instructions.

Warning: This will reset your BIOS settings to their default value. You will need to change again previously changed settings.

Once that is done, you should be able to access your BIOS again.

Try a different USB port and if possible, a different USB key, for the BIOS flash.

Figured it out. The USB port I was using was not being recognized. I plugged the flash drive into a different port and it installed the new driver. Set the BIOS options back to AHCI and now I'm good to go!

Thanks a TON Mathieu. Your website has helped me tremendously throughout the last couple of years and I always recommend it to friends/family. Keep up the excellent work sir.
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10-02-2013, 09:54 PM,
#6
RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
Now, time to try the new CPU and see if it works properly Smile
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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10-03-2013, 08:24 AM,
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RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
(10-02-2013, 09:54 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Now, time to try the new CPU and see if it works properly Smile

Yep! CPU is functioning properly. Thank you again!!!
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10-03-2013, 10:45 AM,
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RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
Awesome. Glad I could help Big Grin
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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10-05-2013, 12:20 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-05-2013, 12:43 PM by mc354.)
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RE: Rig is power cycling / won't display image.
(10-03-2013, 10:45 AM)MathieuB Wrote: Awesome. Glad I could help Big Grin


Sorry, I have another questions for you. I've installed the SSD and re-installed/formatted my old hard drive for extra space. However, when I install my optical drive my system attempts to boot from it instead of the SSD.

I've checked my BIOS settings and even attempted disabling all boot options other than the SSD, but all I get is a black screen with a blinking cursor during boot up.

Any ideas/suggestions?

(10-05-2013, 12:20 PM)mc354 Wrote:
(10-03-2013, 10:45 AM)MathieuB Wrote: Awesome. Glad I could help Big Grin


Sorry, I have another questions for you. I've installed the SSD and re-installed/formatted my old hard drive for extra space. However, when I install my optical drive my system attempts to boot from it instead of the SSD.

I've checked my BIOS settings and even attempted disabling all boot options other than the SSD, but all I get is a black screen with a blinking cursor during boot up.

Any ideas/suggestions?

Just kidding. I figured it out. I plugged the optical into a different SATA port and now everything is working again. Kind of odd, but I'll take it.
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