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Q: Gigabyte ga-h55m-s2h, i3 won't boot

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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Sorry if started this in the wrong category but I am needing to setup 3 monitors to my desktop for work purposes. My motherboard is a gigabyte h55m-s2h it has a vga port dvi port and hdmi port. I have a monitor plugged into each port but the monitor that is plugged into the dvi port is not seen and the monitor it self displays "no signal" when powered on. In windows screen resolution it shows my monitors that are connected to my hdmi port and my vga port. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

A:Triple monitor on Gigabyte H55M-S2H not working

The problem is that the Graphics card on the chip does not support 3 Monitor outputs which is why you cannot do that. You will need an add on GPU to do so on this machine.

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I just got a brand new mobo, AsRock h55M-LE. I got KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 XMP memory sticks. When I try to boot up with one stick which is in slot DDR-B, the comp works. If I put another stick in DDR-A, comp boots up for 5-7 seconds and reboots. I use only one stick in DDR-A it's gonna be same error. So atm only DDR-B with one stick works.

I tried to change timings and voltage in BIOS and result was this:

9-9-9-27, dram volt 1,65, vtt auto and both sticks in boots up for 5-7 secs and reboots (there's no pic in monitor etc)
9-9-9-27, dram volt 1,65, vtt auto and one stick in everything works.
9-9-9-25, dram volt 1.5, vtt auto and two sticks in comp boots and stays on but there is no pic in monitor or any light on keyboard etc..
9-9-9-25, dram volt 1.5, vtt auto and one stick in everything works.

And also tried to change dram frequence but it's the same with all.

I have tried both sticks and they both work.

Is there something else I can try to change? Or could it be it's just the mobo that's broken? Tho I found that ppl had similar problems with this mobo, but there wasn't any solution.

A:AsRock h55m-LE won't boot up with 2x4G DDR sticks

I had a memory problem with a new ASRock Z77 Professional motherboard. As it turned out two out of the four memory slots were bad. After exchanging e-mails with ASRock support, the motherboard was replaced and now works OK.

I had used GSkill Ripsaw memory that was listed by ASRock as compatible with my motherboard.

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Just threw together a new machine the other day only to have it bluescreen on me the first time I left it idling overnight with sleep/hibernate disabled. I didn't have the small kernel dump enabled for the 1st BSOD, but it happened again last night, so I've got 1 large & one small dump

Its a fresh Win7 install with all Windows updates and latest drivers from MSI's site

Intel i3-540
MSI H55M-P31
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ heatsink
2x1GB Samsung DDR3 1066mhz
1TB WD10EALS hard drive (known working)
Antec Basiq Power 430w Continuous PSU

More info coming later, figured this would do for now
This time around I've actually got another full set of known working components to troubleshoot this with if need be. I figured I should seek advice early on rather than muddle though most of my 30day hardware RMA period on my own :)

A:new build BSOD win7 64bit, i3 540 & MSI H55m-P31

All I've installed is a handful of basic apps (Firefox, VLC, CCleaner, Imgburn, etc...) and the usual benchmark/stress testing kit (CPU-Z, HWmonitor, prime95, OCCT, RealTemp, SANDRA, GPU-Z)

Oh, HWmonitor reports the following while at idle:

Hardware monitor Fintek F71889F
Voltage 0 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (+3.3V)
Voltage 1 0.96 Volts [0x78] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 2 1.09 Volts [0x44] (VIN2) (Varies from 1.04v to 1.16v)
Voltage 3 1.39 Volts [0x76] (VIN3)
Voltage 4 5.80 Volts [0x8A] (+5V)
Voltage 5 8.89 Volts [0x65] (+12V)
Voltage 6 1.22 Volts [0x4C] (VIN6)
Voltage 7 3.22 Volts [0xC9] (VSB3V)
Voltage 8 3.30 Volts [0xCE] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 28?C (82?F) [0x1C] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 30?C (86?F) [0x1E] (TMPIN1)
Temperature 2 26?C (78?F) [0x1A] (TMPIN2)

Hardware monitor Intel Core i3 540
Power 0 73.00 W (Processor)
Temperature 0 20?C (68?F) [0x55] (Core #0)
Temperature 2 16?C (60?F) [0x59] (Core #2)

May not be related but the core temps seem awful low to me, I suspect its giving me a 'degress above ambient' instead of actual values, but both hwmonitor & realtemp report the same numbers. This is my first 32nm cpu tho, so perhaps this is to be expected?

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Just rebuilding this machine after removing an old boot HD with errors and replacing a power supply at the end of it's life and have had two BSODs thus far. One BSOD was prior to having minidump creation setup, but the dump from last night's is included.
Fresh install of Win 7 x64 SP1 onto an Intel 330 series 180gb SSD. I've been setting up the system, getting everything right & installing stuff. Drivers updated, system stress tested to tweak noise/heat control, games installed, etc...

MSI H55M-P31 (MS-7636) running latest BIOS (1.10)
Intel i3 540 @ stock 3.07ghz
XFX 650w PSU
Intel 330 SSD, 180gb, latest firmware
8GB G-Skill DDR3, 2x F3-12800CL9-4GBXL running @ 1333mhz 1.5v (auto timings, reported as 9/9/9/24 1T)

It seems I've been here before w random BSODs on this build at the beginning, but this time around I thought I had all of the drivers, and it's possible this is a separate BSOD issue?

Old thread from 3 years back: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/new-build-bsod-win7-64bit-i3-540-and-msi-h55m-p31-524215.html

A:fresh OS install, BSOD - Win7, i3 540 & MSI H55M-P31

Recommendations:Crash points to your Intel storage driver and possibly your display card driver. It appears you already have the latest Intel driver installed.

Check your power configuration for your drive and set it to never sleep.
Click the Start Button

Click Control Panel

Click System and Security

Click Power Options

For the power plan you use, click Change plan settings

Click Change advanced power settings

Expand Hard Disk

Change the setting for Turn off hard disk after to 0 to set it to Never
Power management - Microsoft Windows
You may ask if this is bad for the SSD, but in reality, it is better for the SSD. It will allow the SSD to do trash collection and maintenance when the system is idle. See if that solves the 0x9F crashes.

Outdated and Problematic Drivers:You should update/replace/remove the following drivers. Any drivers that are known to cause BSODs, please remove the software or remove the drivers and then remove the device; steps to do so are given after the list of outdated drivers. If you have ASACPI.sys installed, make sure it is updated and not pre-2009; pre-2009 versions are known to cause BSODs:
usbcir.sys Mon Jul 13 18:06:36 2009 (4A5BCC0C)
ENE USB Consumer IR Driver for eHome

To update drivers, make sure to download the drivers from the manufacturer and not using 3rd party programs. Your drivers should be found from your motherboard support site (ASUS, Gig... Read more

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Just threw together a new machine the other day only to have it bluescreen on me the first time I left it idling overnight with sleep/hibernate disabled. I didn't have the small kernel dump enabled for the very 1st BSOD, but it happened again last night, so I've got 1 large & one small dump

Its a fresh Win7 install with all Windows updates and latest drivers from MSI's site

Intel i3-540
MSI H55M-P31
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ heatsink
2x1GB Samsung DDR3 1066mhz
1TB WD10EALS hard drive (known working)
Antec Basiq Power 430w Continuous PSU

More info coming later, figured this would do for now
This time around I've actually got another full set of known working components to troubleshoot this with if need be. I figured I should seek advice early on rather than muddle though most of my 30day hardware RMA period on my own
BIOS gives me two temperature readings, CPU at 30-31?C and the other at 27?C (PC temp? cant recall exact name)

CPU Voltage shown in bios was 1.176v/1.182v

A:new build BSOD win7 64bit, i3 540 & MSI H55M-P31

Crash codes: 24 (ntfs.sys), 9086 (iastore.sys)

One of them was casused by Intel Matrix Storage, update it:

iaStor.sys Fri Oct 02 22:58:50 2009

Update also:

HECIx64.sys Thu Sep 17 22:54:16 2009
Intel Management Engine Interface

Check your hard drive for errors:

chkdsk /r /f

HDD Diagnostics

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [I:\102610-13899-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a58000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c95e50
Debug session time: Tue Oct 26 14:37:26.273 2010 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:34:53.740
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck ... Read more

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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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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.

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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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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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?

EDIT: I should add that i've tried to boot from live CD's and the l... Read more

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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

A:Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 1080 Not Displaying on Initial Boot

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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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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 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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I've recently installed a SATA 80gb Seagate disk & a 40gb Western Digital HD, suffice to say I messed up the xp install several times. In the end I had the OS spread across 2 drives (1 boot drive and 1 system drive) unintentionally. I've also installed a new Zalman cpu fan (heat temps 35c idle). Ever since then my machine takes at least 10 seconds from when I press the power button to when the BIOS actually beeps. It also takes ages to detect my HD's. I was originally running the F10 BIOS no probs until this incident. I reflashed to f4 and now when I boot the the xp complains that I have a "Missing or Corrupt c:\windows\system32\hal.dll" :dead: . I realise that this is pretty terminal. But when I used gigabytes dual bios thingy and booted from the backup (F2 revision) XP loads fine, but it still takes ages to initialise (ie beep) and the HD's still take ages to detect(sometimes not at all :knock: ) . It just seems generally flaky on boot. Anyone have any ideas? any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers

Athlon 64 3200+ (1000 fsb s754)
Gigabyte GA-K8ns pro (Rev. F2 at the moment)
1024MB Corsair CMX512-3200C2 (512x2)
Gigabyte x800pro 256MB
Jeantech 500w PSU

A:Long Boot/BIOS initialisation time for Gigabyte GA-K8nspro

given my past experiences with said problem/board (you'r eno tthe first this axact thing has happened to), i'd say the board is bad and needs to be returned. it happened to me on pcs i was building for people on 6 non-consecutive occasions, all with the same gigabyte board as you. after much testing, i acertained that there was an electrical fault within the board's pcb and replacing the board fixed the problem every time.

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Hello guys,

Well my a little over a year old motherboard has developed a problem in which the SATA controller will stop functioning suddenly, freezing my computer and then upon rebooting it, SATA drives will not be detected.

Is there ANYTHING I can do to try to repair it? I've scanned the motherboard and it doesn't seem to have any bulging capacitors or burnt modules that can be seen with the naked eye.

Anything specific I should be looking at?

Thanks in advance!

Refer to this thread for all symptoms: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/658425-system-locks-up-then-hdd.html

EDIT: I just noticed that I didn't finish the topic name, I just put in the model number but did not specify what's the problem!

Can a moderator please change the name to: Gigabyte GA-K8N-Sli Motherboard SATA function: Dead


A:Gigabyte GA-K8N-Sli

Well guess what. Just like in the symptoms described, I am currently posting from the faulty computer, that has been running straight for 15 hours without a hitch.

What could be the problem? A small short around there?

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i just purchased a Gigabyte GA-7VA with an Athlon XP1800.

I have 4 drives in the sytem, and XP only sees 2 of them. the system is a dual boot, and Red Hat Linux 9 sees them all, which tells me that the BIOS sees them correctly as well.

has anyone seen behavior like this before, or have any ideas on how to force xp to see the other drives?


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i think gigabyte is best motherboard for pc i love giga byte


good for you, now have a bone and chew it

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i am building a new pc and i m very confused about this 2 motherboards.
Gigabyte GA-G1975X
MSI 975X Platinum
these 2 are only available in the market over here so which one would be the best in operating games? i m using a msi 7600gt graphic card..... please let me know in detail.

A:Gigabyte or MSI?

I've seen MSI mobos being very easy to install and I'm yet to see one fail, so I would say MSI.
Plus it's the same brand as ur graphic card!

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Every time I order a new hard disc or SD-card or whatever I get a bit angry and a bit disappointed at how regulators and the industry mismanage consumer trust in what e.g. "32GB" stands for. Why can't they agree on that 32GB on the package should show as 32GB of available space in a device? 29.xGB available space, as shown in my phone, is close to a 10% loss of space, and the larger storage devices get (1TB harddisc for instance), the bigger the gap will be.

I am fully aware of the discussion around the "gibibyte" and all that raindancing. But, honestly, if I were to sell my slowish Volvo with 136 horsepower and say in the ad that it has 1000 "harsepower", coming up with a way to calculate that, how legit will that be? So I wonder if you people know about any consumer group out there that needs a fistful of dollars in support every now and then, in order to fix this bs?

A:When will 1GB be one gigabyte?

I believe that's down to the formatted usable space, not the hard disks capacity.

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I recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-7n400pro2. my prev motherboard was a MSI old one and it ran about 29 - 39degrees. when i play games it raise to 40 - 45 and i was happy. but when i goto replace the motherboard with this new gigabyte it let alone sits at 65 degrees without me doing anything. if i play games it goes over 70 and reboots my computer. this is rediculas. any clues like gigabyte false temp readings , bios updates? switches on motherboard .....

A:gg gigabyte.


i just read that gigabyte shows 15c MORE then the normal. but when i touch the heatsink it soo hot.

the reason being is that i want to overclock my cpu but with 65 - 75c its risky.

also is there any programs that read temperatures on gigabyte motherboards

- Wach your language on these forums

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I have a DVD that came with my computer labeled Gigabyte 7-series utility DVD, easy energy saver. What is this used for?

A:what is a gigabyte DVD used for?

Welcome to TSF
Looks like drivers for the system


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I have a gigabyte mobo GA-7dx ver. 3.0f which desn't match the layout in the gigabyte website manual and i need the front panel plug pin outs. the connector is on the lower right side and vertical compared to the bottom side horizontal position in the manual. there are two nine pinrows with a gap in the inside row. probably an oem board. any help would be appreciaed.
[email protected]

A:gigabyte GA-7dx

Try the Gigabyte forum at amdmb.com. For gigabyte specific information they can't be beat!

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I've found some good deals on some Gigabyte MicroATX boards at Dumpinggoods.com but I don't what the difference is between the boards I'm looking at, or which onw is best.
They all have similar features, I just don't know how to read the fine print I guess. Does anyone hae a opinion?
Here's some links:
I also have my eye on a ASUS A7V8X-MX
Would this be the best bet? (this particular sale has ended, but the seller said I could contact him afterwords if I want one)

A:The best Gigabyte 4 me?

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Hello, Do you guys see anything suspicious??i already removed some on the junk.thanksLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 11:20:34 AM, on 12/21/2004Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exeC:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Gigabyte\Gigabyte Windows Utility Manager\ET4\et4Tray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:hjt log-gigabyte

Uninstall windupdates * Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs * Scroll to Wind Updates and click RemoveNext, make sure your PC is configured to show hidden filesOpen Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"Click "Apply" then "OK"Reboot to Safe ModeHow to start the computer in Safe mode http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namScan with Hijack This and put checks next to all the following, then click "Fix Checked"R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = C:\WINDOWS\_h.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = C:\WINDOWS\_s.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://win-eto.com/hp.htm?id=9R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{00A6FAF6-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ServeAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exeO4 - Global Startup: winlogin.exeO9 - Extra button: Corel Network monitor worker - {2613BDBF-ABB8-4FFF-9C6F-045AD431AA8F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\iegfxfrw.dllO9 - Extra... Read more

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Hello, I have a gigabyte ga-k8n pro sli mb and a samsung sp2504c sata hd that I am trying to install latest win7 beta on. I get to the point where I choose to do a clean install and I see my hd in the list but it asks for drivers for hd or mb. I am thinking it is for the mb. It gives me the option of browsing for the driver. I can install xp pro on this same set-up without any trouble. Any help would be great. Thanks.

A:Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro Sli

dlettau, welcome to the forums.

If you have it set to SATA in the bios, what it is most likely asking ofr is the SATA drivers. Start here,

View forum - nForce Drivers • nForcersHQ.com

and see which set is working best with the NF4 chipset and download it. Once downloaded extract it. Place the extracted files on a separate hard drive/partition or USB key (if you have one, then during the Windows install point it to the folder that contains the SATA/RAID INF.

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Is cat 5e good enough for a 1,000 Mbps network or do I need cat 6 to get a full 1 Gbps of data transfer? The total run is about 20 feet. Also whats the limit of cat 5e?

A:Will cat 5e run a gigabyte LAN?

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Well finally had enough parts to get my new beast going the other day. Everything except the GTX790 but I had an old 480 not doing anything so will use that till the budget allows.

Put the 32GB of memory in and the 2x3TB hard drives, plugged the power cable in and pushed the button.

Wow what a letdown

The cooling fans gave a kick, the corsair water pump ring light came on for an instant and the memory lights came on and stayed on. Could not get it past that point. No POST, nothing.

So stripped out the video card, memory, and unplugged the drives. If it was any of these it should at least start the fans and POST. Still no go. That left CPU, power supply or MB.

Took out the power supply and put in in my currently working PC and it fired up no problem so not power supply. CPU or MB. Emailed the place I got it from and they RMA'ed the MB back and said they had been having a few issues lately with Gigabyte MB's. Were going to test it themselves and send me a replacement but I decided to spend some extra and get a Asus P9X79 Deluxe instead.

3 more days of waiting then all go hopefully.

A:New Gigabyte X79-UP4 a dud

I bought a Gigabyte board years ago and it was a dud right out of the box. I haven't touched another one since. I also replaced it with an ASUS board. My two desktops and my laptop are ASUS.

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which of the two should i go for??
Gigabyte GA-EX58 UD3r or MSI X58 Pro-E
please support u r views with reasons
make it easy for me to decide..

and is G skill 3 gb F3-12800CL9T 3gbBNQ good enough?

thnakx in advance..

A:Gigabyte or MSI

Hi vinaypro,
Both of them are excellent boards. the tipping factor may be that Gigabyte has a reputation for having the strictest manufacturing standards in the industry.They also tend to have somewhat better heat dissipation due to more copper being used in the PCB. The Gigabyte GA-EX58 UD3r is a better overclocker (if your into that) and has slightly less power consumption. other than those two areas they run a dead heat in performance. you will be pleased with either of them ,however, being at the same price point i would recommend the Gigabyte.

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Gigabyte GA K8N Ultra, NVIDIA nForce RAID class controller
This is an early Gig 64 board, socket 939, with 8 sata connectors for raid configuration, 4 Silicon, 4 NVIDIA.

I have built this DIY system w/ 2 sata drives (300mbs each) using W XP 64. I tried to configure it with the nvidia raid connectors on the board and the software to copy to floppy and configure during OS insallation, but during the final boot sequence in OS istallation, it would just stop, no error screen to get a clue from. I reconfigured it to run under Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRaid 5 controller, and the system works just fine (150 mbs each drive, configured for raid 0).

I would like to have full use of this boards capabilities (to be able to connect drives to the nvidia ports), but device manager is throwing up a flag that the nvidia raid controller is not configured properly... there is a "New Software Found" message every time the system boots, and auto configuration thru Windows doesn't fix anything.

I have tried downloading drivers from the Gigabyte site and updating the driver through Windows, but nothing seems to work. Plussss... I cannot find the exact model number match on the Gigabyte website......

Any clues on how to address this yellow flag problem?...

A:DIY Gigabyte

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ok im going to make this shorts and sweet. gigabyte did not support my processors for a while then.... when the bios update came "last week" they did not post a link for the download so i can flash bios with this. So im on hold with tech support now... kinda funny but they guys like dont worry im going to send you the file to your email so about an hour later i get it. its an eml file i have no idea how to take it off gmail... help please discounts for everybody!

A:Die Gigabyte Die!!!


It would be logical to assume that running gmail with the /reg option would also work.

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Two annoyances Iam hoping a hardware guru can help me on:

1. I bought a Bare Bones box to replace a MIA older P1 233MMX. The new box has a Gigabyte MoBo: K7 Triton Series, GA-7VM266, Athalon 2000 XP processor, 128 DDR 333 RAM.

I moved a Maxtor 20 GB HDD to that box and ran the MoBo CD to install drivers and installed Win98SE over itself.

Device Manager shows no conflicts or problems, however:

- If I click "Restart" (Start/Shut Down/Restart), the thing will not restart...just a black screen

- On boot up, there is always a listing of PCI devices with Vendor, IRQ, etc. on that DOS like screen behind the splash screen and there is a last entry (after the list) that says,"Verifyiing DMI Pool...", so boot up is slow

How can I fix that restart problem and how do I get rid of that list of PCI devices and DMI pool thingy???

Thanks for listening!

A:Gigabyte/New PC...glitches???

THe devices list is a normal part of the boot up as is the Verifying DMI Pool. You could enter the BIOS and make sure Fast boot is enabled if it is available. Or select load optimized defaults if it isn't. You could also upgrade to WinXP. This OS is more optimized for the faster processors.

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After upgrading your bios to F9, does anyone know what is the maximum Processor and Ram speed you can install? For example, can you use a P4 3ghz with HT and 3200 DDR?

A:Gigabyte GA-8lEXP

According to Gigabyte, your board supports only 400/533 MHz FSB and DDR266(PC 2100)/DDR200(PC1600) memory. So, I guess the answer is no to both.

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Before installing my OS i could not get video on my screen. After taking the card out I could load bios and the screen was fine. Now after loading up Windows 7, I plug in my GTX 670 and there is no video whatsoever. Is there something I need to do in BIOS? My motherboard is a ga-z77x-ud5h, with 16 GB ram and i7 3770k. Only running 1 monitor. Should I try to plug the monitor into the card itself?

A:Gigabyte GTX 670 problem

[QUOTE=Mikedym;2260082]Before installing my OS i could not get video on my screen. After taking the card out I could load bios and the screen was fine. Now after loading up Windows 7, I plug in my GTX 670 and there is no video whatsoever. Is there something I need to do in BIOS? My motherboard is a ga-z77x-ud5h, with 16 GB ram and i7 3770k. Only running 1 monitor. Should I try to plug the monitor into the card itself?[/QUOTE]
Yes. Motherboards are starting to come more and more with auto detecting graphic output settings.

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