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Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G boot up problems.

Q: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G boot up problems.

I just upgraded my computer to a Intel Petiuim 4 630 775 LGA socket with a gigabyte GA-8I945P-G motherboard and a Radeon X1800 Pro XT graphics card new ram(two PNY-512 modules) and new powersupply(MasterPower 530W). This is the problem on start-up all fans are on the mouse is on(optical light on) the keyboard does not respond(no num-lock or caps lock) nothing on the display. The motherboard should send out a beep to let you know that it started up ok. but no beep. I called tech-support to get help, they had me pull out the memory to see if I could force the motherboard tg fail. When I did so there was a long beeping sound indicating motherboard recognized start-up problems. After thinking while at work, I was wondering why everything else is getting power but not the keyboard has anybody had this happen???? Is it a problem with the ps2 hook-up????? Could it possibly be a keyboard-motherboard incompatibilty problem, I have an AOpen keyboard. I would greatly appreciate any help.

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A: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G boot up problems.

I very much doubt its a keyboard problem. Are you sure all the motherboard mount line up correctly with the screw holes? One or more could be shorting on the back of the mobo. Another thing to check is the size of the heads of the screws, I've seen one mobo where a screw head shorted 2 ic pins out.

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Hello does anyone knows how to make sound works on vista x64?
I bealive my motherboard is using Realtek Semiconductor Corp. High Definition Audio System but i can't get it work due to problems i can't identify. I install my sound card in vistas Device Manager everything seems to be all right. Driver is "Realtek high definition audio" and it's "working properly". But there is no sound.

**maybe this is reason.
The file RTKVHD64.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Does are drivers from motherboard site.

I tried to disable that sound card in bios and use Creative sound blaster live 5.1 (SB0100) but couldn't find drivers for it either. Could you provide me some help please?

A:GA-8I945P-G-RH Sound problems

Hi Nebojsa,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.
I have had a quick look for suitable drivers for you. Unfortunately, there are no suitable drivers available for your Creative card, so you will have to stick with the Realtek solution. Here are a couple of links for you, the first to Gigabyte's download page for your motherboard (note that the version of the audio driver is R1.87). The second is to the Realtek page (note that you have to accept the disclaimer before being able to access the main page, and the version of the driver here is R1.91). I use the Realtek AC'97 codec, and the latest driver is fully WHQL certified, so there is a chance that this one will be as well.

GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - Driver - GA-8I945P-G-RH


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I have a computer with GA-8I945P PRO MB. and a capture card DV500-dvd.
The audio output of this card must be connected to the Line In jack of the motherboard to monitor the audio before rendering, when I connecte the cable to the Line In jack ,the motherboard detects the input jack as line in but I don't have any sound ,I reinstalled the audio driver several times and also changed the windows from sp1 to sp2 but no result ,I tested with Jetaudio program too, the same result ,how can I get the audio from LineIn to monitor the audio before recording , and is motherbourd faulty or not?

A:Problem with Realtek HD audio on GA-8I945P PRO MB

A_Al Has your problem been fixed?

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Hello, I've got a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 2.0 motherboard but carn't get it to run.

It keeps asking for a boot cd, didn't get one in the box, brought it off ebay.
Is there anywhere I can download the boot file?

A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - Boot????

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Hi, we've moved house recently and the movers seem to have knocked something in one of my PCs and it just refuses to turn on now.

After the move and plugging it in, it emitted long beeps with pauses, which according to the Gigabyte motherboard, means bad RAM. I swapped the RAM and it still didn't work. I unplugged everything, leaving only the RAM and video card plugged in and it powered on the fans and hard drive, but I still got the beeps.

I then removed the RAM and still got the beeps. Changed to a different slot and still got beeps. I tried a different power supply and still got beeps.

OK, so I swapped the motherboard for another one I had lying around that is *supposed* to be working. Now after I power this one on, I get NO beeps at all! This is with the RAM only, this new motherboard has onboard video.

I have tried swapping the CPUs as well. I bought a second hand AM2 processor. Other things:

- no numlock lights on a keyboard if plugged in
- I tried plugging in an enclosure open detection plug and still nothing!

AFAIK, I have plugged in the motherboard header connectors properly. Are they supposed to go in only one way? It seems that no matter which direction I try them in, the power still comes on? I tried the speaker plug in different directions as well, but still got no sound. Do I HAVE to plug in a set of speakers with this motherboard?

I have tried clearing the CMOS by removing the battery for about a minute and putting it back in, s... Read more

A:Gigabyte motherboard won't boot

ok, your psu seems to be the only thing you haven't swapped out.
the 24-pin thing is the main connector that supplies power to your mobo so it DEFINITELY IS NEEDED. However your mobo may only have a 20-pin port, so assuming your psu has a 20-pin and a 4-pin attachment to give you the 24-pin option (for newer boards) then you should connect it.
The knock could well have damaged the ram slots though.

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Hi, while in use my monitor image berzerk then blank. At that point I tried turning off computer from fron panel
but it did not respond. Shut it off from psu switch. Waited round 30 secs and tried to restart. Comp would do consecutive false starts. Unplugged hdd from bus and psu as not to damage and inspected for leaky caps. Waited 5 mins and tried again, could make it to to BIOS but video got scrambled again and then blank cpu fan spinned relly rapidly and shortly both cpu fan and case case fan stopped. Mobo leds on. Subsequent attempts just got the false starts. Tried removing RAM same symptoms (no case speaker so cannot give info on beeps. Leds shine 1, 2 green; 3 orange, 4 red.

Tried my psu tester, all fine but read some posts bt w-tom and figured that meant nothing.
Multimeter readings
color / off / on button or false start
purple / 5.04/ 5.04
green/ 3.82/ 0.02
gray/0.10 /5.~, 4.~ 1.~, changed too fast to get single reading
reds/ 0.10/ 5.02
blue /0.00/ 11.2
orange/ 0.22 / 3.23 - 3.29
yellow / 0.00 /12~ again too fast

I suspect mobo or psu, how can I get the faulty component?

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I just bought a new computer with following specs.

Intel core i5-4690k
Gigabyte GTX 960 2gb
Asus z97-k
Seasonic 520w
2x Kingston hyperX fury 8gb
Zalman z9

So,i did build it and all fans (also gpu) are running like they should and all cables are connected. But there is no any output from dvi or hdmi (monitor says "no signal detected")
So what is wrong with this?
I had to bend a bit the metal frame of gpu so it would fit to zalman z9 but i doubt it has nothing to do with this problem.

A:Gigabyte gtx 960 problems.

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Hello peeps. Well, as the description says, my desktop is failing to boot from anything heh. Everytime it past bios into the bit where it gives me OS selection choice, it reboots itself.

I've tried taking out hard drives, all sata including DVD burner to no avail, then tested out my ram which also didn't show any difference.

I'm starting to think its my motherboard failure, south bridge or something, i can't remember what exactly controls the network NIC and USBs.

Why i think this is so is because lately after a long computer use, the NIC would stop working and i'd have to restart the computer. Also the usb keyboard and mouse would stop working and i'd have to unplug and re-plug them back in for that to happen.

Anyone can back me up on this?

Also, if busted, i'm thinking of changing out to an AMD 780GX or so (the DDR2 version) coupled with a Phenom II 920 or 940, even a 955 if i can. Now, before someone screams Core i7 at me, i know that i7's are good, but intel is screwing us making the lower end versions or i5's i think they were to run on different boards. To boot i7's and their boardsare fairly pricy at the moment and i just don't think its a wise move.

It might also be just a good enough option to replace the board with a P45 or so, since my Q6600 which USED to be clocked at 3.30 before it died on me.... was decent enough. Thoughts?

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A:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P failing to boot from anything

Phenom II 920 or 940, even a 955 if i canClick to expand...

Might I add mr. hamster up there does 3D studio max, photoshop, video processing, and generally multimedia stuff, so a quad core is definatly preferable.

But I don't know what i'm talking about here either, so i'll bump .

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I just got a new mobo (Gigabyte 990FXA-UB3) and a new CPU (AMD FX-6100). Gigabyte has been telling everyone that in order to use these components together, one must update the BIOS with your old processor (for me, a Phenom II x4) for the new processor to work. How does one go about doing this? I don't understand how you update the BIOS for one processor to work with another. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Aside from this BIOS issue, I shouldn't have any problem connect these new components should I?

Gigabyte 990FXA-UB3


AMD FX-6100


Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rthwatts 750


These shouldn't cause any problems together should they?

A:Gigabyte 990FXA-UB3 and AMD FX-6100 CPU won't boot

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i have been using my laptop because my desktop has been giving me a few problems for a few months.

first of all, my desktop always give me 1 long beep and followed by 3 short beep and there would be no image appearing on my monitor. sometimes to fix this i have to reseat my rams OR i have to reseat my ati graphics card (pci-e). is the problem here with my motherboard or ram?

second of all, i realise that whenever i connect my usb wireless lan card to my pc it sort of hangs my pc. i still do not know if it is my usb card that gives me the problem. is the problem here with my usb lan card?

thirdly, my pc nowadays auto restart itself. like just now when i try to back up my files by transferring to my external harddisk, my cpu tower will give off the "power off" sound and then boot itself and give off "power off" sound once more then restart once again and finally have the 1 beep sound that resumes booting up of window. is the problem here with my cpu/power supply unit or even the problem with fan?

i would appreciate if someone could answer my queries.

A:PSU dead? a few problems with my PC on gigabyte p35-ds3

any help would be appreciated? my gfx and cpu temp are decent

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I have purchase a GA-7VAXP motherboard and i have problems with the sound. First i work with the onboard sound (AC 97) and i apreciate a noise when the HD work or when i'm drag icons, move the mouse, ... is a little distorsion but very annoying. Then i plug my SB Live 5.1, and the result was the same. I've installed the latest VIA 4in1 and onboard sound drivers, when i plug the SB i install her drivers, but nothing.

My system is:
XP 2100+
Gigabyte - GA-7VAXP
512 DDR Kingston
Aopen Aeolus Ti4200
Maxtor 80Gb (8 Mb buffer)

A:Gigabyte GA-7VAXP Problems.

When you have sound on board and you install a sound card you have to uninstall the driver and disable onboard sound in BIOS or change a jumper (manual). Then you can add the sound card and install the driver.

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I'm using a Gigabyte 7VAXP motherboard and am having trouble getting USB ports to run in 2.0 Mode.

I am running XP-Pro and had SP2 on. After talking to Gigabyte support, which was not terribly useful, they suggested that I go back to SP1.

I uninstalled SP2 and the updated everything under SP1 using windows update.

Anyhow, all USB ports are running fine but then I connect a USB 2.0 device (Kingston Flash drive etc.) I get an error "A HI-SPEED USB device is plugged into a non-HI-SPEED USB Hub."

Have connected device on other computers with no problem.

Devices are recognized but are running at 1.1 only.

In Device Manager manager "VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller" and "USB 2.0 Root Hub" are showing up as working fine, along with several other entries: Three "VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host COntroller" entries and Three "USB Root Hub" entries.

I have tried removing all devices/drivers and adding them back and problem remains: The USB 2.0 Devices are still working too slow.

Have removed all other USB devices and gone back to PS/2 mouse and keyboard while testing and have tried USB 2.0 device ain all ports with same results.

Don't see any jumpers or settings on the board or anything in BIOS (USB 1.1 and 2.0 are both enabled). Don't know what I'm missing?

Appreciate any help or suggestions with the problem,


A:USB 2.0 Problems - Gigabyte Board

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I've recently installed the EasyTune5. I've tried different versions including the beta but they have all not worked, i would double click the "EasyTune5.exe" it would load a new window and then instantly shut down. I have tried to start the program in Safe Mode but still no result, the versions i have tried are :



Please help me with this problem


A:Gigabyte EasyTune5 Problems

I would forego the easytune and only oc by the bios, using memtest86 as testing regimen.

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Okay, im at a loss and very confused. I have built many custom computers, all with minimal problems that couldn be troubleshot. I just started building a new system

amd 64 3700+
gigabyte GA-k8nf-9
1 gig corsaid xms pc3200
wd 80 gb ide 7200

now the problem im having is that 1. Getting through POST is ridiculouslt slow, like it takes almost 1-2 minutes to recognize the ide drives, then it loads to the verifying DMI pool....... that takes a while, then finally boots up to install. problem 2. I installed XP installed the drivers, reboot. After i reboot i wait for the long post get to the boot from cd page.... and it goes into this nvidida bootlogic..... and stays there for about 2 minutes, then says exiting, then says something like DCHP... i forget i wish i could ellaborate... then after that it says SYSTEM DISK ERRO, PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK. well i did that, but ifgured out that i can put any disk in there even a blank one it it works fine. i tried changing the boot sequence... nothing helps. i got windows loaded... but i dont wanna keep the motherboard if i have to wait for long posts and constantly have to have a cd in the drive just to get it to boot. ANY HELP!!!

A:gigabyte mobo problems

i'd suspect faulty bios settings, hardware failure. in that order, mind you. try updating the bios (if available), if this doesn't help you need to look for offending settings. for example, what are your boot options set to? your memory?

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I having problems getting sli to work on my system so any help appreciated. I've got an old gigabyte ga-k8nxp-sli skt 939 board and can't get 2 8800gt's to work in xp.

They are a point of view 8800gt 512mb and an asus en8800gt 512mb - same gpu and same memory so should work - but don't!

The mobo has a chip you flip over to enable sli mode - i did this and installed both cards but did not intially connect the bridge. i installed drivers on 1st card then tried on the second but computer wouldn't boot from 2nd card pci- e 2 slot when monitor connected - i also tried different bios settings to get card picked up but no luck. i swapped graphics cards over and still pci-2 slot was not picked up.

I tried running in sli mode with bridge and just pci-e 1 slot card installed. computer booted fine but did not detected 2nd card in device manager and there was no sli options showing in graphics settings.

So, does this sound like the 2nd pci-e slot is broken? I'm a a bit of a sli newbie so i'm not sure. Since i'm getting no response from 2nd slot with either card i'm assuming it IS the mobo but any other opinions greatly appreciated. So what do you think? dodgy mobo?

A:Help! SLI set up problems with gigabyte mobo

If you've tried the card that you computer booted with in the other PCIe slot and it didn't show anything than yes, I would think that the slot is to blame.

That being said, why the **** are you trying to put SLI 8800GT's in a motherboard that has max DDR 400 ram and a socket 939 CPU? Instead of buying two 8800GT's you should've bought one 8800GT and a new mobo, ran and CPU. You would've gotten a much better computer.

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Hi everyone,

I've recently bought 2x 512 DDR400 RAM for my ol' Gigabyte 845PE (GA-8PE667) board. I admit this was not the best of ideas, since it only officially supports DDR333, but hey.

The PC would run fine until I started playing a game, then it would freeze or reeboot. It got to a point where the PC was then freezing when I was doing nearly anything.

At first I thought it was the video card but then I figured it's the RAM. However, I tried replacing the DDR400 with my old DDR333 but now the same thing happens when I play games, and sometimes when I'm burning DVDs etc. I haven't flashed the BIOS cos I'm paranoid I might use the wrong update.

I've never OC'd the system, all BIOS settings are at default, I have all drivers updated... does anyone have any idea why this might be happening?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Gigabyte GA-8PE667 mobo
P4 2.40b
1gig A-Data DDR400 / 512meg V-Data DDR333
Radeon 9800 Pro 256meg (tried Cat 5.8-5.11)
80gig Seagate HDD
Pioneer DVR-A10XL burner

A:Problems with new RAM on Gigabyte board

Check all your connections especially the mobo power plug.

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I got this motherboard back in November and now a it is making the beep code noise except it keep going and won't stop the debug led says "A0" and according to their website it means IDE initialization is started. I don't know how to fix this or even what that means. So am I going to have to replace the motherboard or what should I do. Thanks in advance for helping.

A:Gigabyte f2a85x-up4 problems

Hi and welcome to TSG.

What is the sequence of BIOS beep codes you are hearing? (2 long 1 short repeated, 1 short, 1 long, 1 short etc?) That beep code will tell you exactly where the problem is.

Is the system booting at all or is it stopping when you get the beep codes?

Download the TSG System Info Utility (see my signature), run that and gives us the info on your PC in a reply here.

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Hi there
I have this motherboard GA-N680SLI-DQ6 (rev 2.0)http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2553

and this ram TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX PC2-6400 4GB Kit X 2 so 8gb in all.

The strange thing is that it gives me ram error if I have them all in at the same time.
No at first I was sure it was just a case of some of them having defect of some sort.
So of I go burning my memtest86 cd and reboot here we go sure enough BAD ram found so I take 2 out and run the test again.
No errors so I put one more in and still no errors.
No here's the thing I though well I have a case of one bad block of ram . but ofcorse its not going to be this easy.
I take all the 3 other blocks out and insert this one block I have left in my hand since i last seen any errors in memtest86.
But to my disapointment no its got no errors and I'm sure guys I spent the whole day testing them all 4 at work the next day thsy have no errors at all. 2gb modules take time man :S like 4 hours per module. so I'm getting lost.
just a note it dosnt matter were I place them *** in what socket on the motherbord. so its not the bord that's got a defect socket. its just 6gb no problems at all. but as soon as I add 2 more gb to get it up to 8 gb it dosnt eaven boot up into vista before I get bsod of ram error :S so I thought mabe Gigabyte had some fix for this but I cant say I find any and I mean any bios updates for this bur since the very first release.

I run vista... Read more

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I just bought a Gigabyte GA-8INXP motherboard and got it assembled. I have 1GB of 266MHz DDR RAM, 120GB Western Digital HD and a 2.53GHz Pentium running Windows XP Professional.

I have a Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer (USB 1.1) and a Microsoft Sidewinder 2 Joystick (USB 1.1) connected. I'm using a Logitech keyboard connected via a standard PS/2 connector. I have also experienced this problem with the joy stick. I have unplugged the joy stick and still get the same problem with the mouse.

Every since I turned the system on (over 3 weeks ago) I've been experiencing mouse "lockups". By lockup I mean it stops responding. The keyboard continues to respond but the mouse stays locked up and won't return. If I unplug it from the USB connector and plug it back in, it works fine again for a while. The amount of time between lockups varies from 2 hours to 3 minutes.

I've checked the Microsoft website for mouse drivers and installed them. I checked the Gigabyte website for USB drivers and installed both set listed there. I still have the same problem. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any ideas on how to fix it? I'm about ready to return this mbo to newegg.com and get a new one.

A:Gigabyte GA-8INXP USB Problems

I think you should check with the manufacturer's website for an update on the USB driver...this may help to solve your problem since the new drivers for the mouse and keyboard didn't help much.

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Problem: motherboard (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P (rev. 3.3)) raid controllers are each recognising first HDD in respective 2-HDD raid array as having 'nonraid' configuration.

Both raid 2-HDD arrays have been running without problems FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS. It is clear that all HDD's must still be in good condition. Read below: it must be only Gigabyte's controller that is mistaken.

Consistent problem behavior:
PC posts normally. Upon starting each raid controller, the first HDD is listed as nonraid configuration and the second is recognised as raid.

As the the Gigabyte raid array is the virtual BOOT disk, a disk read error occurs, the system fails to load and booting stops.

How it happened:
The system has been booting perfectly for two years. At POST, it always recognised NO HDDs (because they were all being handled by Raid controllers). After post, each raid controller would start and show each had two HDDs in a valid matrix (see configuration below).

However, in the past months the system would 'hang' when running some programs in Windows XP.

To try to fix this problem I inspected the BIOS settings over several weeks. I reset various BIOS values and the sytem continued rebooting after every change.

The hang problem persisted, so in BIOS I selected 'Fail safe defauls' in BIOS and rebooted.

Unfortunately, the 'Fail safe' configuration does not include RAID support, so at Post BIOS DID recognise the separate HDDs.

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A:ONE Gigabyte non-raid boot invalidates array??!?!

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I have a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 that refuses to Boot from Disc. Trying to run Memtest (before it was Windows 7 disc, had to install OS from inside OS) and the darn thing wont boot up the disc or give me the option to press any key to boot from disc. Even hit F12 in order to select boot and it goes straight to loading OS even if I select from Disc. I can pop any disc into the DVD drive, no issue. I have the BIOS set to boot from disc first, SSD second. Kind of at a loss, trying to solve some other computer issues, but am blocked by this.

A:GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

I see Tom couldn't help. Have you tried the disc on another computer?

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I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?

A:My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.

2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.

3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.

4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.

5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.

6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.

7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.

Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.

Hope this helps.

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UPDATE: I solve the problem. The problem was that the motherboard had some glitches and I just bought the same motherboard and it fix the problem. Thanks alot for the informations on trying to figure out whats the problem with my computer.

I have a

Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 NVIDIAŽ nForce? 4 SLI
Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard

I always leave my Pc on all night and day and now just 3 days ago, when I left my Pc alone, doing nothing and go play my PS3 and came back, the screen was off while the PC is still on. When I go and try to move the mouse so the screen video could come up, it doesn't do nothing. When I try rebooting the computer, it have no boot and no video.

Leave my PC on all night and day and reboot my Pc was fine day by day. But I shut it off from time to time,hen I not using it to go somewhere.

Does anyone know whats the problem? Did I destroy my CPU or motherboard. I checked my CPU and it look like there is no problem with it. When I disconnect the power cable for my video card, I don't hear no beeping sound ( it suppose to beep ). Also taking off the ram and boot my pc again, still no beep sound.

The video card is ok because I put my 7900 GTX in my brother computer it show video. Is there something when the video card is always sitting on that one thing that say Gigabyte heat sink stuff. Don't it heat that thing up and mess up the motherboard? I also tried to reset the CMOS to default. I still doesn't boot up. So doesn'... Read more

A:Having a problem making my pc boot up with Gigabyte motherboard

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

I'd say the prime suspect is your power supply. What make is it, and how many watts?

Can you test that PSU in another system (or test another PSU in your system)?

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I'm building two new machines right now. Both are using
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 MOBOs and I got 4 Samsung 80gig.
SP0802n HDD's. two per machine.
I now found out that these two pieces of harware do not play nice.

The HDD's are ATA133 but will only run at ATA100 when used on
these MOBO's. There is some issue with the IDE controller on the
board OR the drives, neither company admits that the problem
is with their product.

Here is the URL to the Gigabyte sites error report:

Q: "Why is the Samsung hard disk supporting ATA133 detected as ATA100 on a ATA133-supported motherboard? ... :"

A: "This is related to the hard drive. For the detailed information about this issue, please refer to Samsung's website: http://www.samsung.com/Products/Har..._0000007938.htm"

Samsungs reponse is:
"Please note that this issue is caused by the incompatibility between the motherboard and HDD(s), not by the faulty Samsung hard disk drive."

Did they say "faulty Samsung hard disk drive." ?

Well they run pretty good at UDMA 5 so i'll just keep them....but


A:Gigabyte MB and Samsung ATA133 HDD Problems

I would send the responses of both companies to the other company. That way they can see that you are getting the run around. Hopefully, you are not the only one talking to them so that they can see this is a real issue. Unfortunately, companies do not always like to admit they are wrong, but once the issue is resolved, they like to provide the fix and look like the heros... Keep in contact with them and send them any info you find in the forums. More than likely it will be a bios fix, but if there are not enough people complaining, it probably won't go fixed right away...

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Just tried to put together a kool system. But I'm having constant problems where the resolution will default to the lowest setting and not allow me to reset it until I reboot. Windows says it's coming from my video driver. Any advice would be great. I've read for about 5 hours now. I see alot of threads at different places point at the E7205 chipset as well as just slam ATI. I'm not sure whether to dump the mobo or card. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

Koolance - liquid cooled case
Gigabyte - 8INXP (E7205)
AIW 9700 Pro
2 x 512 Mushkin PC2100 Level 2
Antec True Blue 480W
WD400JB - 40gig 7200 RPM 8meg cache
WD120JB - 120gig " " " "
Sony DRU-500A DVD -RW/+RW
Sony DDU-1621
Altec Lansing-5100

PS - Did all bios & ATI updates. Refuse to switch to 4X. Paid way too much for that. I have noticed that messing with the advanced display properties has lead to more stability. I also disabled the quick resolution feature in the options tab.

A:Gigabyte 8INXP / AIW 9700 Pro Problems

I had a problem with my system locking up until I switched bios to 4x agp and got the new ati drivers

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I cant install windows xp pro home edition 2002, it load the setup files but when it gets to the menu to choose whether or not you want to install or repair or exit it becomes unresponsive and the cd drive become inactive.

end one master(pioneer dvd drive)
middle one slave(160gig seagate HDD)

mb GA-P31-S3L
cpu core2duo 6750 2.66G

A:Win Xp Pro 2002 Install problems(gigabyte mb)

As I read it you have the Dvd drive as Master and the Seagate Hd as slave. That says to me thats your problem. Change the Seagate to Master on Primary one and the Dvd to Secondary Master ( ideal setup) or the Dvd to Primary Slave.

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I am trying to create a Zenworks 3.2 boot CD for a "Realtek 8169/8110 gigabyte" NIC in a laptop. I found and downloaded the "rtl8169.o" driver file and made the ZEN boot CD but it still says it's unable to detect the network card. Novell doesn't seem to have anything on their website that helps. Realtek has a compiled "rtl8169.c" file on their website but I don't have decompiler, nor would I know how to use one even if I did have one. Has anyone else had this problem? If so can you help ME? I need to save a Zenworks image of this laptop but I can't because I can't boot to the ZEN CD.

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I just did a fresh install of windows XP SP3 and everything was dandy until, i tried connecting to the internet. I installed all of the drivers, but the Realtek Realtek PCIe LAN Driver, partway through the install gave me an error message:

"The RealTek Network Adapter/Controller was not found.
If Deep Sleep Mode enabled Please Plug the Cable."

I've spent hours trying to research a fix for it, but I'm RAGING!
If any other additional information is needed, please ask.

(EDIT: I'm not sure if this is the right board to post on hahaha)

A:Gigabyte P55-UD4P Ethernet problems.

what kind of computer is it?
what model mobo?
Is this NIC integrated or addon?

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hi, i'm having trouble installing the latest catalyst drivers
the package fails and keeps knocking me back with the INF file was not find.
ive installed the package to a folder and tried to navigate via system and update the driver file but get an error regarding the information set or element settings (and the driver doesn't update)

my graphics card is still working so to speak, i can enter games although my system crashed 2 hrs ago from dxgmm1.sys and thats what prompted me to uninstall and reinstall my drivers but im running into alot of problems
i've also tried reinstalling through safe mode and still not working (ive used driver sweeper to make sure it's a fresh install)

any assistance? thanks

A:gigabyte 6870 driver problems

experiencing larger problems now, during certain program startups my monitor flickers and blacks out then comes back around again.(becoming more frequent now)

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After trying to configure for a dual monitor setup, can only get the monitor using the vga connector to work. The other connector options on this card are both dvi dual link stubs which will not work with either monitor if i switch either monitor to them. Any ideas anyone please?

A:Dual Monitor Problems using Gigabyte 650 ti

Some hardware specs would be beneficial to help with this issue.

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The symptom:
All fans (case and CPU) will start spinning at power-on, CPU fan will spin at high-speed and then slow down over a period of about 3 seconds, system will not beep, displays nothing on screen, will not POST, enter BIOS or boot. Pressing the reset button does nothing. I have to hold the (case) power button down for 5 seconds to power-off or use the switch on back of PSU. If the case power button button, the system will sometimes restart by itself.

Gigabyte H85M-HD3
Intel Haswell I5-4440 CPU (box)
Kingston 8Gb DDR1600 + Kingston 4Gb DDR1600
Gigabyte Green Power 550W PSU
Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower

I bought a new motherboard, only to find that that did not fix the problem. I replaced the 4G RAM with an 8G DIMM, which also did not resolve the symptom. I've since noticed that unplugging 8-pin CPU power connector to the motherboard, letting it stand for a few minutes and then plugging it back in and powering-on will result in the PC booting normally once, with all subsequent starts failing again with the same symptom.

Is there a way to easily troubleshoot the PSU and CPU to isolate the problem ?

Another topic describing the exact same problem here - about 4 years old now, no solution:

A:Gigabyte Motherboard no-boot/no-POST intermittent issue

"I've since noticed that unplugging 8-pin CPU power connector to the motherboard, letting it stand for a few minutes and then plugging it back in and powering-on will result in the PC booting normally once"... This could be a power supply problem. Do you have another one to try

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I realise this is a very specific issue indeed, and also kind of a '1st world' issue... but I'd like to know what's causing my Gigabyte P57Xv7 laptop to boot twice, every time whenever my 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB3.0 drive is connected to it. Here are the salient points:

The first boot doesn't even make it to the spinning Windows circle, it only gets to the initial Gigabyte screen, then after a few seconds it reboots.
It's not the same type of double boot that occurs whenever you first plug in a new USB device (which I assume is for the BIOS to enumerate the new device?) - those boots are much shorter than this one.
It only boots twice when the boot is from a shutdown state. Not when it's a Windows 10 restart.
However I doubt it's a Windows issue, as it happens even when I disable Windows Boot Manager in BIOS (which makes the laptop boot straight into BIOS instead of loading Windows 10)
I've tried various BIOS settings (like enabling/disabling USB Legacy Support)
I've also tried various Windows settings (like disabling Hibernation and playing with various Power settings)
The Seagate drive is not a boot drive, and there are no hidden/system files in the root directory. Its file system in NTFS.
The drive has passed all of Seagate's tests via its SeaTools program.
While I don't have an awful lot of other hardware to play with, I can tell you that 1) the Seagate does not cause another older laptop to do the same thing... Read more

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I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo

A:Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority

Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.

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My computer won?t start and keeps going into an infinite boot loop, the error codes 15 c5 32 shows up and it stops at error 32 which is CPU PEI Initialization. The only way to temporarily fix this is if I remove the RAM then put it back, it sometimes then turns back on but if I turn it off it will go into the boot loop again. I have recently updated my BIOS to F8 version(the latest version) using the Gigabyte update app to try and fix this problem but that did not fix anything. I have been looking everywhere for this solution and I could not find a clear one that works for me. I never had this problem up until I put the Samsung SSD 960 Evo in and cloned it and then made it the boot drive, the SSD works fine but this boot loop doesn?t seem to go away. I built this computer and never had any problems until this boot loop.
I have tried using different sticks of RAM and the computer seems fine for a day but then the boot loop comes back.
If anyone knows a permanent fix for this boot loop problem it would be super helpful thanks.

Computer specs:
Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7
OS: Windows 10
1TB HDD Western Digital
250GB SSD Samsung Evo 960
GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1
CPU: i7-4790
12 GB of RAM ( 2 sticks of 4GB + a stick of 8GB)
F8 BIOS (latest one available)
PSU: RM850i Corsair
DVD Drive

Edit: So I unplugged the computer for 10 minutes and left it be then tried again, and now it turned on again, I?m thinking the issue could possible the PSU (Corsair RM850i) but I?m not too sure.
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OK.. So, what would benefit me more? Two GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 Crossfired together OR one GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5. It's my first build and have been running one R9 270 OC GPU and I get 50-80fps on ultra.. The R9 card is 256bit 2GB DDR5 and the nvidia 770 is 256bit 4GB DDR5 (770 has higher MHz as well).. Which setup would yield a better image and higher fps?

--Side Question: If I would Crossfire there would be 1 PCI slot between the two cards on default cooling. Liquid cooling is only on the CPU with the H100i. Right now my current GPU doesn't go over 111F (44C), would the second GPU that close to the other cause a drastic increase in temps? Also the second GPU would be rather close to my PSU, but the PSU is upside down with its fan on the outside of the case so no additional heat from the PSU..

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I have a Western Digital 1 TB USB 2.0 that I have connected to a computer that has Gigabyte connection to my NAS which can handle Gigabyte speeds.

I am only getting 30.1MB/s.

Is there any settings I can do to windows so that it can send faster?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit.

A:USB2.0 HD Transfer over Gigabyte Network to Gigabyte NAS

You're doing well. Large file transfers on my system via USB 2.0 are only about 24 MB/s. I did notice when I plugged my Seagate USB 2.0 external into my SIIG USB 3.0 card, sequential reads and writes were about 15% improved. I just plugged the USB 2.0 drive in while I was waiting for USB 3.0 docking stations.

If you have a free PCIExpress slot you may get some improvement plugging the USB 2.0 into the USB 3.0 card. But using SIIG USB 3.0 docks and WD caviar black internal drives I find the drives run at full speed. Only thing is now the price bubble is preventing me from increasing my stock of internal drives.

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Hey guys!

Help me out in jumping down on a final decision.. Now let me give you some info and specs about my Rig!

- i5 4670k
- ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance (CrossFireX Ready) SLI not supported
- 4GB G.Skill (will upgrade later)
- Cooler Master GX 550w
- Samsung LCD Monitor (1440x900 Native)

Here are 2 cards I would like you guys to choose from and why?

GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - ATI - PCI Express Solution - Radeon HD 7000 series - GV-R787OC-2GD
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 700 Series - GV-N760OC-2GD (rev. 2.0)

Also I know the GTX 760 is newer and has PhysX Support but it's costing $80 more than the HD7870 also my motherboard does not have SLI Support but it's CrossFireX Ready and I wanna play all new games at maxed out settings (if possible) and I have LCD that has a 1440x900 Native Res. There are chances that I might get 1080p Monitor in Q1 or Q2 next year. The 7870 is available for $280 and GTX 760 for $360 in my currency and country. These are the least prices I can found and now you have all the info please help me choose which one would be good for me in terms of Price, Performance and most of all Power Consumption as we have frequent black outs and my UPS has little backup time to turn things off especially when gaming while system is running at PEAK!

A:Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC

Personally I'd to for the 760.

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My memory is read in bios as physically there but not "enabled" in slot 5.

When my memory (Patriot PSD361600kh) is in slots 1, 3, and 5 I can't boot without "recovering VRAM lost...." in loading screen being the last thing before a reboot.

Memory in slots 1, 2, and 3 load into windows showing 6gb in the loading screen and also in windows, but Dual Channel instead of Tri Channel.

Do I have a bad slot on my mobo or am I missing some bios setup?

Also, When memory is in slots 1, 3, and 5 (like manual suggests for tri channel) CPU-ZID reads 6gb in tri channel, but Bios reads 4 gb usable.

I know there was a bios update and to version FB, and I did that. I also set my memory to run at 1.64V instead of 1.5V.

Please Help

A:Gigabyte GA x58a ud3r memory problems

If you are running Windows 32-bit, 3.5GB of memory or so is all Windows will detect

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GIGABYTE GV-R736OC-2GD I am having problems running three monitors 1 x disply port using active adapter 2 x dvi they display fine but when I wish to turn off monitor 2 (my main desktop) with its own power switch it turns of the monitors 1 and 3 feed from the card? and the settings for my primary display alter? I contacted Gigabyte and their reply was "Thank you for your kindly mail and inquiry. Basically, to turn off the monitor power button won't influence the whole monitors functions. About the issue you mentioned, you can try with other power supply unit, other monitors, other graphics cables or install this graphics card in other motherboard to see if it is the hardware issue." I have tried most of what they suggest.
I am running the latest amd crimson software for the graphics card I have also have run a Linux distro manjaro but it happens also on it.

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I want to upgrade my gigabyte GA-6VA7+ board from a celeron 533 to a Pentium III 800 Socket 370. how do i adjust the board or bios to support this cpu? i have the F8 bios in. i put it in and it worked, booted up and what not. i played around with it for awhile, and then it restarted on its own. it did this numerous times. i dont know if the jumpers are not right or what. can i even add this cpu?

A:[SOLVED] upgrading to P3 cpu on gigabyte board PROBLEMS!!

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My mate just got his new pc. It has a Gigabyte M55SLI-S4 Rev 2.0 motherboard.
Basically, his sound is not working properly. We have updated all the drivers for the sound and it didn't clear up the problem.

Anyway, all his speakers are connected properly and produce sound, all but his front speakers (green jack). In this first screenshot, it says it's not connected properly.

So, he changed an option which changed the (green jack) to power speakers, which then recognizes the front speakers, but still no sound.(Screenshot below) We have no idea where to go to from here.

A:Gigabyte motherboard jack sensing problems

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I bought a new PC about 10 months ago and hadnt actually formatted and reinstalled vista since. I went to do this the other day only to discover that I need to update my motherboard (Gigabyte 965P-S3) bios in order for vista to install with my SATA hardrive.

The problem is explained here .

Basically Gigabyte only supplies the files necisarry to make a bootable floppy and then update your bios from there. Two problems are are that I dont have windows anymore (running Ubuntu) and like many people I dont have a floppy drive either.

I have tried several things, using a 98se bootdisk isnt working because my DVD-drive is not being recognised by any boot disks at all it seems. Trying to sort the whole mess out from ubuntu is making it harder.

If anyone has any answers I would greatly appreciate it. I certainly dont expect it but if one of you has a moment to get the files from here (link at bottom of the page) and make a bootable iso of the floppy for me i would be so grateful.

I'm at the end of my rope. Thanks.

A:Gigabyte 965P-S3 Vista install problems

Hi Frosty . . .

If you bought the PC ten months ago, and it's a major-vendor model - the Recovery/Restore Disks should handle anything that needs taking care of. If you bought the PC with XP installed, and then bought Vista as a retail upgrade, nevermind using Recovery Disks. I'll assume you have full backups of data/programs needing saving? (Programs like Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost are handy for this ... of if you have Vista Ultimate, you could use the complete system backup, which makes disk-images a la TrueImage/Ghost).

The link you show as the update that you need to install doesn't make sense. Since Vista has already been installed without incident (by the vendor), and its functionality was fine, I would imagine that any necessary updates to motherboard components necessary to install Vista have already been done. The download your link points to looks to me not to be a bios upgrade for the motherboard's CMOS, but for the EEPROM of a Marvell chip on the board. This is the first I've seen of a motherboard's sub-component needing a bios-flash of its own, but that is what this looks like. It figures, though, as RAID controllers have their own Bios. But -- as I mentioned --- wouldn't that have already been taken care of?

What sort of disk are you using to install Vista with? Did you disable any Bios/Virus protection during the install? Did you disconnect from networks (wired/wireless), and unplug cameras, printers, PDAs, multifunctions, faxes, m... Read more

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Hi, I offered my friend a hand to solve this strange problem with his serial ata port. It seems one of the Sata wont work properly, the hard drive has windows 8.1, with uefi bios available. The point is, after switching sata ports it boots from dvd by default, can I set to boot from hdd first,
? I tried a lot of times to set boot option #1 hdd
Boot option #2 to disabled but the system still boots from dvd, the next time I enter the bios appears by default dvd drive
I went to cd dvd boot option and set It to disable the drive
Then I went to hdd and set to default the hdd
I even disconnected and booted without the drive dvd
But there is not any changes. If I insert a boot capable disc into the drive, it boots from the dvd drive.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Hello, gigabyte motherboard after switching Sata cable would boot from dvd drive

Is the time and date correct?
This could be caused by one of these.
A connection problem between the motherboard and the hdd.
A problem with the operating system, like a problem with the MBR.  But you should receive an error message like boot device not found, or hdd not recognized.
A problem with the hdd.

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I turned on my PC today and there was the message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."

I have no experience with BIOS or Boot drives at all and this has never happened to me for the past four years since I built my PC.

I have a GIGABYTE motherboard with BIOS uefi (idk), and I only have a WD 1TB Hard Drive.

I don't know what to do. Please help.



Additional info: I searched online and found some sources saying to insert Windows OS CD. I have Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 8 Pro. If I insert a Windows 8 Pro OS CD, will it be able to detect the last update Windows 10 OS and restore my data?

A:Gigabyte Reboot/Select Boot Drive ERROR Windows 10

Sounds like the BIOS has possibly reset and your hard drive is not set as the default boot device.
F2 or DEL at power on should allow you to access the BIOS and reset the boot device, assuming this is the problem.

Without the actual Gigabyte motherboard model number, I can't give you specifics on how to set that. The manual that came with the motherboard has the information and the Gigabyte web site for the specific motherboard will also have the manual available.
GIGABYTE - Motherboard , Graphics Card , Laptop ,Tablet , Mini-PC , Server , PC Peripherals and more

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I got this machine 2 weeks ago with the GA-X79-UD3 (f9 bios). Since day 1 it has had a problem with sleep mode resuming to a unresponsive black screen that then proceeds to go into an endless power cycle that fails to post. The only way to stop it is a hard shut down with the power button. Sometimes the computer will resume from S3 properly, other times it will resume to black screen and loop. It is literally a 50-50 chance. And the timing it decides to fail S3 resume are totally random. Sometimes it will wake fine after an entire night of sleep other times it wont even sleep for 30 minutes without manually waking to a blank screen and reboot loop.

I have literally tinkered with EVERY imaginable setting in my Windows power options to try and fix this, nothing has worked. At all. I recently did a Energy-Report (with cmd) and it gave me 12 errors, 3 for USB devices and 7 errors for items listed in this picture which i have no clue what they actually are, even after researching them on google which provided little info.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. As of now my settings for idle are to never allow my computer to sleep and I just have it set to turn the display and hard drives off after a certain time, with the machine staying on. At night I shut it down to s5 (which i hate) but i have no other option really. I dont want it drawing fulll power for 10-12 hours of non-use. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Sleep mode black screen into boot loop. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3

It looks like there is a newer BIOS (F10) on the Gigabyte website.
Try updating your BIOS.
Make sure this is the right support page for your MB.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 2011 - GA-X79-UD3 (rev. 1.0)

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NOTE: I did have a thread for this topic up before but I marked it as solved and thought that I needed to create a new topic. If I was mistaken please let me know. I don't want to violate any policies. I honestly just didn't know what to do in this case. I wanted to delete this thread and bring back the "solved" thread but couldn't find a delete option. I sincerely apologize for any offense or inconvenience.

Hey everyone,

What is happening is that every time I boot my machine I get no display. On a restart it immediately picks it up. Additionally there is no display on wake from sleep.

I posted about this about a month ago and then sent in my card for RMA. They said they found no problems though. I'm pretty worried because my system runs two 4GB Windforce 770s in SLI with no problems. Some people have suggested swapping the DisplayPort cable but I don't see that doing anything.
Here are my system specs as best as I can give right now:
CPU: i5-3570 @ 3.40GHz OC'd to 4.0 GHz (note I made the OC change AFTER sending the card in)
Motherboard: ASrock Z77 Extreme4 BIOS P2.0
HDD: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB
PSU: Corsair HX1000w

Things I have tried:
-Switching PCI-e slots
-Changing DisplayPort ports on the graphics card
-Upgrading to Windows 10 Anniversary
-Tried the three latest NVIDIA drivers
-Uninstalled the Xtreme Gaming Utility
-Confirming Fast Boot is turned OFF in BIOS

Any help would be appreciated. I'm feeling really stuck here. ... Read more

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