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Rampage 4 Black Edition - Installed 980Ti SLI, getting AE Q-Code with black screen.

dwebb
Level 7
Hi

I'm hoping someone can help me with my problem as it's driving me crazy!

My computer specs are:
Intel i7 3770k
Corsair 64GB Dominator 1600Mhz
Asus Rampage 4 Black Edition
EVGA 980Ti Hydro Copper SLI
Asus Xonar Essence STX
Corsair AX1200

This is the 5th computer I've built now. It's all water cooled.

I got a 980Ti for Christmas (lucky me!) and I bought one myself so I could upgrade my computer from a 690GTX to 980Ti SLI.
My computer was booting fine when I was using the 690GTX, I drained, flushed, installed both 980Ti's filled up the loop, ran it with just the pump to get rid of all the air pockets. I then plugged the computer into my monitor and I'm getting this happen..

Turn the computer on > it sits on error code b2 (or is it 62?) for about 1 minute > It then changes to AE and sits there > my monitor is black but it lights up as if it's trying to display something but is still just black (hope that makes sense?)

My monitor is a Dell 3008WFP. I've tried connecting using the DP and the DVI. I've even borrowed a monitor from work (just a 19" 1280x1024) and tried plugged into that via VGA (with DVI adapter on card) and DVI. Still the same thing happens.

I thought okay maybe the R4BE isn't picking up the card as the board is about 3 years old now. So I tried doing the USB BIOS Flash with the ROG Connect port. Even though the Asus website doesn't display what to call the file (was a bit annoyed by that), due to them only displaying the new motherboards... I called it R4BE (I guess that's right) the ROG light flashed and took about 3-5minutes to update so I guess it was working.. After the update I tried clearing the CMOS and still error AE and a black screen.

Yesterday I even tried turning off all the other PCI-E lanes and installing my 690GTX. That gets error code AE and then moves to AA, but still I get a black screen with nothing displayed (tried it with the 19" one too).

I've read around and people are saying about removing all the RAM and leaving one in.. I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas before I try doing this? My RAM is watercooled as well (for the cool effect, I know it doesn't really impact performance), so it would mean draining the loop again and taking part most of the loop, which I'm a bit reluctant to do if possible.

Some other things I've tried:
Resetting CMOS
Turning off all PICE lanes and trying one graphics card at a time
Unplugging everything bar the DP/DVI and power cable
Plugging power into different sockets on PSU
Unplugging the sound card
Switching the BIOS around between BIOS1 and 2
LN2 mode ON (even though I didn't think this would work - I've set it back to OFF now)
Made sure all the CPU 8Pin, CPU 4Pin, ATX & GFX Card Power is all plugged in correctly.
Pushing down on the GFX card and Memory incase something wasn't clicked in.
(Probably some more that I can't remember too)

Everything I've tried still comes up with the same thing B2 > AE > Black screen!

If someone could figure this out you'd save my Christmas!!
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fm_sam_bahadur
Level 7
Hummm this post was iintresting...thing i learn today it chould be an issu wit batch of products...btw we ROGer also hav 1 tidious issu (not batch) like this wit AMD fx series boards some board dosnt post....if any link for solve issu??...