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[Build Help] Maximus VI Hero POST issues

U1tramarine
Level 7
Hi All,
First post here, and hopefully you guys can help me out.
I have just got a Maximus VI HERO and an Intel i7-4770K.
I have put all the kit together but I do not seem to be able to get any display and it seems the board is not POSTing.
I have removed the RAM which the MoBo successfully reports on the Q-Code that the RAM isn't installed.
Put the RAM back in and switch the machine back on and all I get on the Q-Codes are 15 - 3b.
I have used single sticks of RAM and different RAM slots but I get the same issue.

I used some old DDR3 RAM and I get some similar issues but I managed to get the Q-Code that relates to 'Clearing NVRAM'.
I have removed the GPU and there is no change.
I have removed all devices on the MoBo and I have reseated the CPU > still no change.

I have also done a BIOS update but this has not sorted it either. Also tried clearing the CMOS with the jumper switch.
Anyone else encountered this or have any ideas?
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Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
What other hardware are you using? including full data on the RAM. Tmings, part number etc

Welcome to the ROG Forums 🙂

HiVizMan
Level 40
How are you connecting to the PC monitor, or are you using a TV?

Please list all hardware
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

U1tramarine
Level 7
Hardware is as follows:
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50Ghz

Asus Maximus VI Hero

Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport Memory http://www.ebuyer.com/342352-crucial-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-ballistix-sport-memory-bls2cp4g3d1609ds1s00ceu

NVIDIA 760GTX 2GB GPU

Fatality 750W PSU

Corsair Carbide 300R Case

128GB OCZ Agility3 SSD

Monitor is a Samsung 27" TV connected via HDMI

U1tramarine wrote:
Monitor is a Samsung 27" TV connected via HDMI

Connect a PC monitor to the system so you can see what is going on. The TV will most likely not display anything until the boot process is handed off to an installed operating system.

Praz wrote:
Connect a PC monitor to the system so you can see what is going on. The TV will most likely not display anything until the boot process is handed off to an installed operating system.

it will, it all depends on witch port you have it in.
i had it on my other cards where i did DVI - HDMI adapter, and it showed boot up before bios showed up.

kkn
Level 14
is all cables connected to the motherboard and GPU?
8 pin ( over the CPU ) and 24 pin and 4pin molex?
2x6 pins on the GPU?? ( unless there is 8 pin on it ).
are you using HDMI to the tv? is that HDMI from card or DVI to HDMI??

U1tramarine
Level 7
Its HDMI to HDMI - tried on both GPU and the MoBo.
Yeah all cables are connected.

HiVizMan
Level 40
kkn there are certain TV's that because of the differences in default or native resolution between the bios, and the TV itself will simply not play nice.

A PC monitor will I am sure resolve this issue for the OP.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

Chino
Level 15
Just to add to the TV topic. Some modern TVs support video input from the PC. So to facilitate the handshake between the TV and the PC they have a dedicated HDMI or DVI for that purpose. So if you're going to be using the TV as a monitor, you'll have better chances getting it to work on that port.

Also sometimes, you will need to change the Source/Input option on your TV to PC so that it detects the video input.