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ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Not Posting

Q: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Not Posting

Hey everyone,

So I've received all the parts for a new build, but I'm having a lot of trouble getting the board to post. I have breadboarded the system and installed the CPU (4670k) and two sticks of G.Skill Sniper RAM running at 1600 Mhz stock. The RAM says on the box that it is compatible with the Z87 chipset, so I know compatibility is not the issue.

Initially when I start the computer, the fan spins up for a few seconds, stops, then starts back up. I had to borrow a speaker from a friend (doesn't come with one), and the speaker outputs 3 quick beeps, a short pause, then 3 more short beeps. The beep code relates to memory, but I can't find any issues with the sticks. I have tried each stick individually and together in every slot with no luck. I checked the CPU and chipset for any deformities because that is the new location of the memory controller, and I see no issues.

I'm basically ready to RMA the board, but before I do I wanted to know if any of you guys have any other ideas. Thanks for your help in advance.

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A: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Not Posting

If you don't have any spare ram sticks laying around to test, try each stick individually in each slot by themselves to see if that resolves the issue. If not and the alert is memory related on the board, you may have gotten a bad memory slot board. I had a similar thing happen once before on an asus so it does happen from time to time.

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Hello, i'm building budget gaming Pc, and i so decided to get ASRock Z77 EXTREME4-M instead of ASRock Z77 EXTREME4. The ( -M ) version costs 30$ less and that's ALOT in my country. And i just can't seem to find the difference between these two boards, what do you people think about this motherboard? Maybe theres something else that you might suggest. Early thanks, sorry if it's the wrong section.

A:ASRock Z77 EXTREME4-M and ASRock Z77 EXTREME4 difference.

Hi Brokas, Reading the specs ASRock > Z77 Extreme4-M The only difference appears to be the form factor ,the M being micro atx and the extreme being standard atx

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So I recently fitted this new mobo in and it would often come up with error code 93 in the Mr Debugger, which usually leads to several retarts til its succesful, is this normal? Well I know it isn't but just wondering anyway.

A:Asrock extreme4 z77 code 93

Just to clarify on the resets, I usually have to press reset a fair few times and look at Mr Debugger and watch out the the code 93.

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Hi People am haveing a few serious issues with this board.
I7 2600k
1155 socket
8gb g-skill ram
radeon 5830 hd graphic card
800w oryxx psu
haf 235 full case
have installed everthing in the case & hit the button expecting a big fanfair of power & NOTHING.

Stripped it back to a bare system with just the cpu wired up still nothing but when I unplugged the 4pin 12v connection from the board , the fans started working but nothing else !!!

The board has an 8 pin 12v but my psu only has a 4pin connector could that be the issue.

Have tried a couple of other 4pin psu's but same result , fans work but only with the 24connector plugged in not with the 4 pin ?


A:asrock p67 extreme4 will not fire up?

Yep, that's your problem. You need a PSU that has the mobo 8 pin connection. Don't keep trying to use different power connections as you can take a real big chance in frying the mobo or some part of it. Go get a PSU with an 8 pin mobo connection. Most of the newer mobo's are going to the 8 pin connection. It's the smallest things that we over look...it happens to all of us at one time or another....LOL.

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I seem to have ran into a problem lately...
Every other time I cold boot my PC, my ASrock 970 Extreme4 displays an error code "36" on the MoBo. There is a little red display which runs through all different numbers on startup and then stops on 36. The PC doesn't boot further, but if i unplug my USB hub from the back of the tower, the boot process runs smoothly.

I read that this could be a GPU problem aswell as anything else, from ASUS website. As far as I understand, if disconnecting the USB devices resolves boot issues, there might be a problem with one of my USB devices. The main thing I don't understand what can be the cause of this problem??

The USB setting is as follows -> USB 2.0 on the back of my MoBo -> USB hub with 4 "holes" which heve the following devices connected -- HP Deskjet printer, USB optical mouse, bluetooth device for my keyboard. All other USB ports are empty and I have tried connecting the hub to different ports, 2.0 and 3.0... all give the same result.

My rig:
CPU: AMD FX-6350 (six cores) 3,9GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
PSU: Cooler Master RS700-ACAB 700W
MoBo: AsRock 970 Extreme 4
HDD2: 1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 ATA Device (SATA)
CD/DVD drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB ATA Device
RAM: 8GB dual-channel DDR3

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Hello all!

My Asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard stopped working.
It happened when I plugged back my blueray drive sata after being disconnected for a while due to not having a spare sata cable.. hehe

I am running Windows 10 on a SSD.

It started with giving blue screens at every startup and freezing in the bios or at start screen selecting boot/bios options.
So far I?ve tried leaving the cmos battery out for a while, unplugging all sata drives and usb, leave out all or 1 (of the 2) ram modules but it wouldn?t budge.
As this is/was my main build I started stripping the motherboard out and replace it with an other one and voila.
I?ve already bought a new extreme4 mobo (used) and comes with a cpu.
So I would love to be able to repair my ?broken? extreme4 mobo if possible so no cpu?s have to wander trough dusty drawers or closets.

I did found out that one of the 5 sata connectors on the motherboard was loose, now I?m unsure of this could be the fault because this connector hasn?t been connected to in like ever so it had no connection.

Maybe some of you tech speaking people have some tips, much obliged!


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Hi, like month ago this issue appeared:

When I start my pc, it takes waaaay more time than before (I used to be in windows in 10 seconds thx to SSD). Now it take even 5 minutes.

During this code 4F appear on my mother board display. Sometimes (rarely) it doesnt start at all (even bios), so than I had to go for hard restart, than wait 2-5 minutes again and see.

I havent changed anything ecept RAM (but like half year ago).
I got this inside:
ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - Intel Z87
CoolerMaster Elite 370
OCZ Vertex 4 - 128GB
Corsair Vengeance Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 (changed for 2x8GB cause there isnt enoug space because of cooler)
Intel Core i5-4670K (afaik no overload)
Corsair Enthusiast series TX650 V2 650W

I red through many forums, but havent find final solution - some says its bios, some say its broken CPU, some says its video card (but I dont have any).

My friend runned some tests and told me everything seems to be ok- he tested CPU, RAM, SSD...
My only fear is need to replace CPU or mobo - those were most expensive parts.. and SSD because of data.

Can you help me?


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I've connected an ESATA Samsung Story station (HD154UI) to port 3_2 on the controller using the enclosed bracket. The drive has an external PS. When booting the PC this HD device only shows up occationally and I have to press ctrl+i to access the Intel RAID utility. Sometimes the device will then show up and is accessable when Windows is loaded but only occasionally. Sometimes the drive is accessable in Windows Explorer anyway but in most cases I have to reboot. And sometimes the connection even fails while the PC is running. I've installed a patch from Samsung (i.e. Seagate now) support but that didn't solve anything. The drive worked without any problems in my previous rig using Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Asrock support tells me that the Samsung drive is not supported under Win 8.1 but the Microsoft compatibility check states that it is. I'v tried using another ESATA cabel but the problem persists.

Four HDDs are connected to ports 3_0, 3_1, 3_4 and 3_5 configured as RAID 5. The SSD system disk is
connected to port 3_3. My two BlueRay drives are connected to the ports 3_A0 and 3_A1.

I can see from the list of connections that is automatically generated when posting a case to Asrock support that the SATA port 4 is labeled SATAEP_1/SATA_4 while the others are labeled 3_0, 3_1 and so on but I as far as I can see from the manual an ESATA drive can be connected to any of the SATA ports.

I've updated UEFI BIOS to the latest version (1.3) and all drivers are updated using A... Read more

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Hello, just swapped a faulty motherboard out of my system as it was BSODing at every turn im now having problems with this new board.

New motherboard - Asrock 970 extreme 3 (installed yesterday with fresh windows install)

often won't post on startup just displays a blank screen as if no video is detected by monitor yet fans are all on and i hear the hdd being accessed. takes 3-4 soft resets to get it to post.
iv'e fully reinstalled OS but it was doing it without OS installed. (windows 7 64 home prem)

computer runs perfect once its on

BIOS updated, all connections reseated.

all BIOS settings on Auto.


any help appreciated

A:Asrock 970 Motherboard not posting (most of the time)

Make sure there are no loose wires making contact with the mobo. Also check the standouts; make sure they are fully screwed in the case and the mobo is firmly screwed into standouts - don't over tighten. Make sure there is nothing behind the mobo - in between mobo and case.

Next thing to check is the CPU. Make sure it's firmly seated and installed correctly and you've applied thermal paste. Not to over do it on the thermal paste

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The board supports dual channel mem but the person building only has a single stick of PC 3200 ddr. I've read that most dual channel boards will also switch to single channel mode if thats all they have.

I can't seem to find out if this particular board will do so. I guess I'm wondering if this would cause the system not to post or if I should be searching for another problem.

A:ASRock p4v88 not posting....single stick in a dual channel...

there could be plenty of reasons for not posting. give more information on the system and it's configuration. booting a dual-channel capable board with a single stick should not pose any problem(s) at all.

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I just installed Win10 on a 2nd partition (dual boot) from an ISO, but without the Asus mobo drivers CD (yet). The Asus site says this:

"The following motherboards offer Windows 10 driver for OS upgrade and compatible installation" and my Z87M-Plus mobo is listed.

but nothing to click on to download anything. Anyone know what this means? Does it mean old disc will work or MS provided full support on initial install? Every thing seems to work so far but fonts are a bit small, so I expect the screen res is not what I had earlier with the Win10 eval install.

Does anyone have any feedback on how well it installs preserving all orig apps? Will it work if most of my apps are actually on a separate drive? Did that to save space on the SSD where "C" sits.


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I used the A75 Pro4-M in my current build, but I'm building another for a friend. I'm not sure if I should go with the same board, or use the B75 Pro3-M this time. It's hard to find any reviews on either of these boards.

I like the PCIE spacing on the A75 board, but I'd also like to try the i5-2500K.
Any opinions?

A:ASRock A75 Pro4-M or Asrock B75 Pro3-M?

I recently built two PC's, one with a gigabyte M/B Z77X UD5H and another with an AS Rock Z77 Professional. The gigabyte has an i7 3700. The AS Rock has an I5 3550. Both zing along and except the gigabyte system has an SSD and the AS Rock has a hard drive I can't tell much difference. I'm using the gigabyte system in my recording studio and the ASRock is my "everyday" PC.

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Hello everyone, this is my first build and everything went fine until I try installing windows 7. So for me it gets past the starting windows screen and then it freezes on the setting your language and country screen. There is also no way out of this and I had to turn the computer off. Then I tried installing the CD that came with the mother board. It then say saying generate serial ATA driver Diskette? [Y/N]. At first I said yes and what came up was a screen that said the supported drive was not found: Floppy 1.44mb and USB drive! If I press no it just asks me to reboot. I have looked for solutions to this and haven't come across any that worked.

A:Problem with windows 7 install and Asrock drivers install on Asrock z77 extreme 4

hi there:

complete specs on your system would help. troubleshooting a custom-build computer system that has thousands of different makes/models of components can be tricky to say the least.

You should download and run SPECCY, and post the report here.

Check your cables that they are in place and secure, and all your connections to the hard drive and your RAM modules are seated correctly.

Are you using a Microsoft Windows7 licensed cd or a copy you borrowed from a friend?

Have you tested your hard drive? Is it new in anti-static bag when you got it? Or is it used from an older system you had?

If you have a spare SATA hard drive, you can swap out with your existing SATA drive and try your Win7 load again. If it fails, you could have a Motherboard, RAM, or cable connection problem.

Answering some of these questions and posting your specs will help us to help you!


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They're both in the same price range and theyre both LGA1155, but wich one should i pick? or should i buy another motherboard in the same price range? (up to $150)

I was also thinking about the GA-990FXA-UD3, or the GA-Z77X-UD3H

A:Z77 EXTREME4 vs. P8Z77-V LX? Wich one should i Pick?

The 990FXA-UD3 is for AMD.

The Z77 Extreme4 is a better motherboard than the P8Z77-V LX and so is the Z77X-UD3H. However, this all depends on if you'll be overclocking. Otherwise, it's strictly down to what features you need such as connectivity options.

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Good morning, I recently ordered an Asus GTX 970 Strix and an i7 4790k CPU as well as a water cooling system for the CPU (CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i).

My current specs are as follows (red text is what is being replaced)

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
P67 Extreme4 Gen3 motherboard
Corsair 850W PSU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
My rig is not meeting the demands of the newer PC games when I want to run on high/ultra high settings with all of the tessellation settings and nicer effects turned on.
I may upgrade to a faster ram speed as well as increasing the amount of memory to 12 or 16GB.

The question I'd like to ask is "Am I limiting the new CPU and GPU a lot by not upgrading the motherboard and also how much bottlenecking will occur?". I have about $150.00 US left in my budget for a motherboard if it necessary to upgrade. I'd like to go on and place the order for the parts within the next few days but I can wait and do more research (or just ask questions as I am now, lazy research) and hopefully gain better understanding of this all.

Thanks very much, cheers

A:Upgrade Extreme4 Gen 3 P67 Mobo for GTX970 and i7 4790k?

Your motherboard is designed for the socket LGA 1155 series of Intel processors. The i7 4790k that you ordered is the newest Intel 4th generation of cpus called Haswell. It is a socket LGA 1150 processor and will not work in your current board as per ASRock specs.

Also, 8 gigs is more than enough for gaming. Unless you are doing video rendering and graphics intensive applications you don't need 12 or 16 gigs of RAM

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Hey guys, I wanna buy one of those cards for my i5 3570k and I couldn't decide on which to buy. I want to OC some also so I be happy if u help me to decide.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/compare.asp?SelectedModel=Z77 Extreme3&SelectedModel=Z77 Pro3

A:Asrock z77 Extreme 3 vs Asrock z77 Pro 3

Those are not "cards", they are motherboards. GPUs are referred to as "cards". The extreme 3 is more gamer oriented because it allows for a 2nd GPU to be inserted. The Pro 3 uses different capacitors I think. The Pro 3 has the consumer/professional in mind and the Extreme 3 has the gamer in mind.

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Q: Asrock

Hello guys.

I have this Motherboard

ASROCK Z87 Extreme3 what drivers please need to download from here ?

ASRock > Z87 Extreme3



In Windows, go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc. Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, any devices with Yellow Exclamation marks need to have drivers installed from this page. If you have no yellow marks, you do not need any drivers, unless something isn't working correctly,

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Q: Asrock!

Anyone missing me? I'm trying to tidy up my pc, and am finding things I know nothing about (not difficult) Can anyone tell me what are:
Asrock IES and
Asrock Instant Boot, and whether I need to use them, keep them, or get rid of! Many thanks.


Hi here is some info ASRock Intelligent Energy Saver
ASRock - Instant Boot hope it helps

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i'm wondering, can the asrock ge pro-m2 handle vista because i'm buying motherboards but i'm low on money.

i was expecting to buy all the hardware. here is some specs about them ..
intel celeron 2.8GHZ
SiS built in graphics 64MB (not sure the model)

A:Asrock Ge Pro-m2

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I just tried to repair a system. I suppose the motherboard was broken.
I bought another Asrock P4v88+. I just install all the devices back.
I power on the pc but no bios screen appears. No sound from the motherboard.
If put out the memory and hear some continue beeps.
Can be the cpu broken? Which is the reason?

A:Asrock P4V88+

If you pull out the memory modules you will hear BIOS beeps because the system can't function without the memory modules installed.

If the memory is bad, incompatible, or not installed properly in the DIMM sockets, the power supply will work, but only the processor's fan will spin.

I hope that you didn't remove the memory while the PC was switched on.

The PC must be switched off at the mains when you remove or add components. Only serial USB, FireWire, and SATA hard drives can be plugged in or removed while the PC is on.

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Is a [Asrockn68pv-gs] a reasonable mother board given that it is a cheapy, or does it have a bad side to it?

A:Solved: asrock ?

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I had a ram issue which I spent all yesterday finding out the problem and cause.

What happens if I put the bigger DDR3 RAM in all slots will detect it but once I put the smaller ddr3 ram in which is same speed and different brand though it wont be recognized in the last two ports.

Im stumped could it be the motherboard? I don't see that since all slots seem to work But anything is possible. Or could the ram be on its way out which in that case I buy another one of my bigger rm (Apacer) to replace it.

Motherboard: Asrock FM288x-extreme 4+


A:Asrock RAM Issues

Ram is a funny beast and it's always best to get matching sticks (sets). Mixing brands is also a gamble. Go to ASRocks site and look for approved ram modules. I have my fav's.


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Are these MOBOs really as bad as a few people say they are (ie. "trash", "you couldn't give one to me") I have been looking at an AS Rock 775 Dual Vista Motherboard. If they are terrible is there anothe mobo that will connect four IDE devices, has 2 sata connectors, 4 pci slots, a PCI-E slot and won't cost me a ton of money? Or something along these lines.

A:ASRock Motherboards

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I bought an Asrock ION 330 BD Nettop as an HTPC due to lack of space for a larger desktop. Here are the specs:

_ Intel Atom 330 Dual Core Overclocked to 2GHz
_Nvidia ION
_2GB DDR2 RAM 800MHz
_320GB Hard Disk
_BlueRay Combo Disk

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and I just can't get smooth playback on some 1080p .wmv movie trailers I downloaded. I used Media Player Classic Home Theater but the playback is stil choppy. I downloaded DirectX Runtime Enviroment, Flash player 10.1 and K-Lite Codec Pack and stil no improvement. Could anyone point out the problem and offer a solution...? Thanks in advance.

A:Asrock ION 330 setup

I also tried 720p and the playback is far less choppy. Note that in both cases CPU Usage is under 40%

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ok here goes!, may have to bear with me, this is my first post here

hopefully somone can help me!

my parents computer has died.went to it one day woudlnt turn on.its had a few failures in the past and they have decided to get a new pc
they took said pc to a local computer shop to see if it could be repaired and the guy said the mainframe has died.

i know have this pc and have disconected the front usb and sound plugs from the board, and it powers up but with no video output

not sure what make the case is, it has a temp readout and usb connections.also has blue led lights up the sides

it also powers up by itself.with the power button connected or not but no beeps or video output

its running xp, on a asrock p4i65g motherboard, no video cards or anything upgraded, although it has 2 harddrives

makes no difference if i dissconect everything from the board or not,

can anybody point me in the right direction??

many thanks in advance!

A:asrock mb dead??

Have Moved this to our Hardware forum.

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Hi All,

i just started building this system and still upgradeing it, but i am haveing a few problems:

Specs (so far)
Intel Celeron 2.8Ghz
32MB intel Graphics Integrated Graphics
400W Power supply

when i turn on the computer on i have to keep shuting it off and turning it on because nothing appears on the screen and the hdd and power lights are SOLID. but when i get it to work it tells me to put the hdd to master, which it already is. i got it to work a few times past that problem and i got a BSOD(Blue Screen Of Death) but didn't give a reason. so i was wondering if anyone had solutionsd for these things. Thanks

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i have a asrock 4 core dual vista motherboard with a nvidia 8600 graphics card and i am thinking of moving up to a 8800 card but my motherboard has pci express x4 and the new card is x16 it might be a stupid question but is it possible the new card will fit inmy motherboard/cheers

A:Asrock motherboard

Yes, the card will fit

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I've recently bought an AMD Athlon 64 3000 (socket 939) and a 939A8X-M motherboard from AsRock (big mistake?). My case has 400W. I use my old old ASUS made Geforce 2 MX to this. Oh, and I also bought a 512mb DDR. So, I connected everything and tried to start it up.

The CPU fan works fine, the HDs are warming up - but nothing comes up on the monitor. Then I realized that I had forgotten to plug in the ATX 12v connector to the motherboard. I started my computer again and now it seemed to work. I saw the BIOS screen etc. So I turned it off again because the HDs were empty and I wanted to istall

BUT now - every time after that the computer is like dead. Well not exactly, more like, living dead. The CPU fan is working fine, the hds are staring
up but nothing on my monitor. It's hard to say what the problem is. I have tried lot's of things:

I've tried to remove everything except the CPU and only connect the speaker pin to the motherboard, because I know that ASUS mb's start to beep when there
is no RAM on the mb... but no signal here...

I've tried to connect the mb to another powersupply (this 300W) but no change.

I've tried to remove the CPU and plug it in again at least 5 times.

So I'm suspecting that there is something wrong with either the cpu or the motherboard. Although, how can I find out what to change in my new computer?
Can it be too small amount of power, maybe? 400W might not be enough?
The gfx-card worked one t... Read more

A:Trouble with asrock/939.

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I have just replaced my Elite mobo with an Asrock K78SX. My processor is an AMD XP2100+ and I have 500m PC2100 Ram. My operating system is Windows XP pro (SP1). I can only get the system to recognise the processor as an XP 1500+. The jumper settings for this are FSB_SEL0: (2_3) and FSB_SEL1: (1_2). The Installation guide advises FSB_SEL0 should be (1_2) and FSB_SEL1 (2_3) for FSB 133 processors. However, the Asrock web page advises that for 133mhz FSB the jumpers should be set to (2_3) and (1_2). Confused yet? I have upgraded the bios, as recommended by Asrock, to 1.90.
I have tried changing the procesor settings, manually in "set up". Windows loads but either freezes or the sytem automatically reboots. Does any one have any ideas please?

A:Asrock 478sx

Try it both ways... see what it likes.

If it still doesn't work, return board for something else.

I'm pretty vocal for my dislike for PCCHIPs products, I've sold them years ago when I was new to computer sales. They're market is low cost with low quality and deceptions.

I have a rule, a company willing to carry them is not a company worth buying products for.

Amptron, Asrock are part of the PCChips "family" which ECS is also part of, in a "2nd cousin" way, which are generally better.

If the board give ya trouble, pay a few bucks for something with the KT400 or KT600 chipset while your can still return it. These are $60~90. MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte and DFI are very good.

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Just recently built a computer and cannot access the asrock bios to install windows or anything. Thinking I plugged in something wrong because HDMI is not displaying anything. Need help

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Hi everyone.

I've been having a strange issue since I cleaned my PC this morning. When I booted up my PC after cleaning, I got an Error 55 which signifies that no memory is installed/detected. I'm using two identical 4GB sticks of GSkill Ripjaws 1600MHz and both were correctly installed in slots A1 and B1.

So I switched out the sticks and put them in slots A2 and B2 and the system booted up just fine. I shut the system down and switched the DIMMs back to their original slots (A1, B1) and now the computer again booted successfully. I played Hitman Absolution for about an hour, then turned off my machine and went out.

Just reached home and started up the system. All was fine till I again started the game and it crashed with a BSOD. On reboot I again got Error 55. Did the same DIMM switching procedure and all seems well again. Any pointers as to what might be wrong? I've used the system without issues for 3 months and suddenly this?

A:Asrock Z77 error A55

Maybe something went wrong with the RAM. When you say you cleaned it, were you talking about dust or cleaning out temp files and the like? If dust, maybe there was some stray static that zapped something. Anyway, see what happens if you leave the RAM in the A2 and B2 slots and play games. Up to now you've only just booted up and then switched them back.

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I am looking at buying a new motherboard. I am using the Asrock n68 s and am wondering whether any one has used it and what they think of it.

any help is great


A:Opinions On Asrock N68 S?

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Little info on asrock z77 extreme 4:

Slots: - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE3: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE3) or dual at x8/x8 mode)
Supports NVIDIA? SLI?

If i run 1 GTX 660 in the main pcie slot and i add another one for SLI, does the processing power or transfer rate of both cards get cut because they will run at x8?

i have an i7-3770K, a gtx 660 and asrock z77 ext4

Thanks in advance guys.

A:gtx 660 SLI on asrock z77 extreme 4

In terms of performance, adding a second GTX 660 to your system will only boost by about 90% graphics performance.

The cards processing power or transfer rate won't get "cutted". They will simply work as a regular SLI configuration.

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So, I can't understand half of what is talked around here, but I need to get a new computer and the option they gave me was this. It comes with a 2GB RAM and 320GB hard disk. I was wondering if this was good enough for a college student who uses plenty of photoshop, and if it will work for some years to come (meaning, it won't crash and burn in two years time).
I want something to last long enough and good quality, so is this ok? Or should I invest a bit more for something better? (if so, what?)

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I see a lot of arguement for and against asrock mother boards, Has any one any experiance with the (Asrock am3 880gxh/usb 5200mt/s), i would like to hear from them, i do not want to hear a lot of asrock is only a cheap asus because i do not think this is true, i know that the founder used to work at asus, it would be nice to hear from some one that has used these boards, Thanks.

A:asrock m boards

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HI I built a computer with a ASROCK Mother board 775I65GV

They have an AGI slot instead of a AGP slot.

I had a radeon 9800 card which wasn't listed on their website as compatabile.

I Installed new chipset drivers before I fitted ASrock board and windows would not boot.

I did a repair install and the radeon 9800 was detected.

I got a nividia 6800 card which was recomended on their site and its not much better!

The problem I have is if I use cpu z or power strip Cpuz say no agp graphic interface And power strip says limited but can't tell agp speed etc.

If I try half life counter strike and quake 3 arena there see the 6800 card.

I also use linux 7.10 and it will not boot with either card,remove cards and linux boots but monitor switches off before login screen! most of time!

on board graphics don't show agp or graphic interface.

A:Asrock mother boards

The AGI slot is a bit of a stuffer. It i sone that Asrock, as far as I can tell, have made up for themselves. It is basically a x4/ x6 AGP slot on a board that normally wouldnt have one, mainly the i865GV and i845GV series. IT functions MOSTLY as an AGP slot, but only eith certain cards. This means that an AGP card may or may not be recognised, depending on whether Asrock have decided it will be or not. Apparently the board has PCI-e, but this has been ripped out and replaced with an AGP that works through the PCI-e. This was to allow upgrading to the 865GV chipset but retaining the AGP card.
The short answer is that you will have to try and get a card known to run on this particular board. I found a list of supported cards you can access here


I guess this is the one you looked at. Did you get the exact model of 6800? Different ones probably wont work, i guess

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Hey guys,

I just want to know what you guys think about this motherboard.

My motherboard died recently (Tuesday) so I need a new one. I figured that since Bulldozer is coming out next month, I might as well get an AM3+ board so I can upgrade later.

This one seems to me like the best AM3+ board.

What are your opinions?


Typing on a laptop sucks...

A:ASRock 890FX Deluxe5?

Looks like a nice board with a lot of features

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Despite all the other motherboard issues I have been having and I am going to gets new board sap but it'll comes down to money and this time it won't be asrock.

Heres my issue,

If have 2 ram sticks to work with if I put the sticks in slot 3 or 4 the machine boots up fine then if I also put the one stick in slot 1 or 2 then the other stick in 3 or 4 machine boots fine but if you put the sticks (even one stick at ? time) in either 1 or 2 or together in these slots the system won't boot and you the ram beep codes.

What could be the issue maybe the CPU or board it wouldn't surprise since my PCI slots and audio codec chip went and the board is only 2 months old
So the first two lot will not work together (without 3 or 4 being in use) or by itself from what I can see from my 2 sticks.
Might just give up on desktops and stick to my windows rt tablet
Not going to afford one for a while now
Hoping to get help


A:Asrock RAM Not Regonized At Odd Times!!

Just update the first two slots are not working or detecting ram AT all..
Must be the Mb only 2 months in
Yep been ripped off :/

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How to disable the onboard video in the Asrock K8Upgrade-VM800. I have a ATI RADEON 9600XT All In Wonder Graphics card that just woun't work, I believe is something in BIOS, but what???
I disabled it from device manager, restarted & switched over to the agp card, but no display, but I get a display when connected to onboard video.
So I disabled a S3 overlay display 'thingy', and i see xp loading but black screen when I supposed to see welcome screen.
I went to BIOS & saw that primary display is set to agp, but the card doesn't work. I also tried a geforce fx5200 on the agp slot........but it don't work.
So i had to settle for a geforce 4 mx440 PCI card. When booting i usually see the POST & then XP loading but now the monitor only comes on when the welcome screen appears & I can't boot into the BIOS

I have some serious problems PLEASE HELP!
This is a friends system, it's no longer in my posession but he is using my old geforce 4 card.
The agp slot is 1.5v & had a warning sign to don't connect 3.3v cards, but I don't know what is the card's voltage

I know i am getting good post (1beep) but i cant see it until welcome screen. And I can't get into the bios again. WHY???? When I keep hitting F2 i get one beep but cant see anything even wnen connected to PCI card...........HELP!!!

A:Asrock K8Upgrade-VM800 Help

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Make sure you have all your chipset drivers installed, including the agp driver.

Uninstall the software/drivers for your onboard vga from add remove programme/device manager.

Reboot your computer. Shut down your computer and unplug from the mains.

Install your new graphics card into the agp slot. Connect your monitor to your new card. Start your computer and go into your bios. Click on the advanced tab and select chipset configuration.

Select primary graphics adapter and set it to agp. Set the agp aperture to 128MB. Set agp mode to auto. Set fast writes to disabled. Save and exit bios.

Once your computer has booted into Windows, install the drivers for your card.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Ok, so I boot into bios and first thing i do is set the 'overclock mode' to cpu-pcie async. Then it has an option to change the fsb, but it wont let me change. What's the problem? Every other option i can change.

(Using bios p1.20)

A:ASRock 939 bios will not overclock!

Right now I have BIOS 1.40 set to [CPU, PCIE Async.] and CPU Frequency can be changed wtih + & - keys. For overclocking the OC Workbench Beta BIOS work better. All ASRock BIOS have a lock at 274MHz.

I don't know what your problem is. I have used 1.20 with no problems.

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I'm trying to determined whether the BFG GeForce 210 is compatible with my motherboard or not.

If it isn't, may someone please suggest a video card around the same price(or cheaper) which supports pixel shading 3.0, and will run a couple high-end games(Not SUPER high-end at SUPER high resolutions). I need it for a recent development project, and am not going to run the latest games on it.

Attached is a description of my motherboard.

A:ASRock K7S41GX + BFG GeForce 210

As long as the board has a PCI-E 16x slot, the GF 210 will work.
If you're really considering to play any games though, I'd recommend something a tad bit faster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150484 Ignore this
Buuuuut, your board does NOT have a PCI-E 16x slot. You'll need an AGP card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131173

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Has anyone got any opinions on this mobo? :http://www.asrock.com/product/AM2XLI-eSATA2.htm

Ive got a bios prob on my old mobo which I cant seem to rectify: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/494878-asus-a7v880-bios-settings.html

A:Opinions on Asrock AM2XLI-e

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im planning which to choose from biostar h61mgv3 or asrock h61m vs r2.0

i dont care much about prrformance, i care more in reliability and durability

im not much of a hard core gamer. but i play atleast 5-8hrs a day. which board is better

pentium g2020
4gb ddr3 1333 ram
500watt psu
nvidia gts 250

A:mobo: biostar or asrock

Asrock is probably the better board, more bios options. Biostar makes good mobo they tend to be entry level, nothing fancy, I have one that's been good for about six years now.

im not much of a hard core gamer. but i play atleast 5-8hrs a day

That's a hard core gammer in my book.

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Hey guys, I installed windows 7 on my custom PC. Following doing so I am unable to get the ethernet driver working. I've tried installing the xp one but no luck. And it did not detect it and install it automatically unfortunately. So if anyone can help me find the windows 7 driver for my mobo (asrock 939dual-sata2) Id appreciate it.


A:Windows 7 Asrock driver


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I bought a Thermaltake Blackx 5g dual USB 3 dock http://www.sevenforums.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=2726226 and I'm having some problems.

At first I thought it was the dock but now I think it's the PC I built. The dock would only work w/USB 2 ports. When plugged into USB 3, nothing happened at all. When I plugged it into a laptop w/a USB 3 port it worked flawlessly.
The build is:
Win 7 Pro x64
Asrock A75 Pro4-m A75 Motherboard Series Manufacturing - ASRock Inc.
There are 4 USB 3 ports on the back and the dock works w/none of them. NOTHING happens.

My question is; how do I determine whether or not the USB 3 ports are working OK? I have a couple external drives but they are all older and probably USB 2. The ports DO work. Flash drives show up in them.

Edit: as far as I know, all USB drivers are up to date. I got them from the disc that came w/the MB.

A:USB 3 failing - Asrock A75 Pro4-m

You need to wipe out your thread and do it over.

And this time tell us what your problem is.

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I tried the Windows 7 RC with my ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 R3.0 main board a while back & hibernate was very iffy at best. However I wonder if such hardware incompatibility's have now been ironed out. I don't want to shell out on W7 Ultimate, also upgrading the onboard graphics in the process to be stuck with a broken machine. I always use hibernate as it is quicker to boot to a usable desktop. ASRock appears to not have a user forum, but the MB does have Vista drivers & I hear these often work for Win 7? I installed Win 7 RC but never checked device manager for drivers at the time. What would you do?

I currently use XP as my main OS which has another five years of life yet.

A:ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 R3.0

I would use the following Support Request Form and contact their support department and exhaust that avenue.

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