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Rampage IV Extreme & i7 4930K Issue

Ozy311
Level 7
I just purchased a RIVE and i7 4930 ivy bridge E. The system will not boot. No memory, no video card, two different power supplies. If I press power, the system momentarily powers up, then shuts off. It then proceeds to power up and power over and over until I press and hold the power button. It doesn't get far enough to visually post, or beep complain about no video card or memory, nothing. It just loops, powering down then back up.

I assumed it was because the board wasn't updated to support Ivy Bridge-E cpus yet. So I successfully downloaded the 4403 bios, renamed it to R4E.CAP and dropped it on a USB stick. I'm guessing the bios flashed fine via the ROG connect because it flashed for quite a while then stopped. I pulled power, reattached, cleared bios settings and hit power. The system still continued to loop cycle. I pulled the memory, detached every peripheral from the ports. I even tried reseating the CPU. No luck. I really hope this is something simple. I don't want to have to RMA the board and/or CPU.

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HiVizMan
Level 40
The bios did not flash. As you will have to have named it R4E.CAP
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Ozy311
Level 7
I did name it R4E.CAP. I tried ROM earlier, but mistyped it on that thread. My first attempt was .ROM, but found the post that it should be .CAP. It did flash because when it was .ROM, the flash process was incomplete and obvious that it did not work.

I posted a video showing what it is doing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO3nQKYVREk

HiVizMan
Level 40
OK lets just confirm that your bios did take shall we.

Your USB stick is a fat formatted USB stick.

When you put the USB in the ROG connect USB port and pressed ROG connect button. How long did the leds on the motherboard flash for? And which LEDs flashed?
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HiVizMan wrote:
OK lets just confirm that your bios did take shall we.

Your USB stick is a fat formatted USB stick.

When you put the USB in the ROG connect USB port and pressed ROG connect button. How long did the leds on the motherboard flash for? And which LEDs flashed?


Yes, it was formatted FAT32. I inserted the USB stick, gave power to the board. The board standby lights came on. I then pressed and held the button next to the USB port until it started flashing, and then released. After that, both the button and the corresponding LED on the motherboard next to the bios chip flashed for quite a long time, seemingly increasing in speed over time. Then the flashing stopped. I was able to switch to the other bios and repeat the process again with the same results. I assume this means it flashed. When I had the file initially misnamed as R4E.ROM, this did not happen. It simply flashed a few times and stopped.

HiVizMan
Level 40
Yes it flashed good.

Now we move onto the board itself.

Please confirm that all the PCIe dip switches are in the on postion and that both the 12v EPS CPU power connectors are fitted.

Your VGA power cable is connected and the cable to the PC monitor is fitted.
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HiVizMan wrote:
Yes it flashed good.

Now we move onto the board itself.

Please confirm that all the PCIe dip switches are in the on postion and that both the 12v EPS CPU power connectors are fitted.

Your VGA power cable is connected and the cable to the PC monitor is fitted.


Did you watch my video to see the symptom? Yes, the PCIE switches are all "ON", untouched from opening. I tried two different power supplies, tried attaching the EPS-12V and / or the 4 pin next to it with the main power. I tried without a video card in the system, and with a GTX 780 in, with VGA power attached. None of this made any difference. The system kept cycling exactly as in the video.

HiVizMan
Level 40
Sadly I do not have network rights to watch youtube at work. 😞

So the answer is no I did not watch it.

Right you have had both the 8 pin and the 4 pin connected at all times? Good thank you.

Well it seems based on this that you have a DOA CPU or Motherboard, since you do not get any CODE on your LED poster I can not say which it is.
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Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
Basically Viz, his system clicks on and off repeatedly...i'm thinking it's a dud Power Supply.

EDIT: perhaps not, there are 2 4 pin connectors by the side of the CPU that are not plugged in, why have you not plugged them in? you need them to give power to the CPU.

HiVizMan
Level 40
Myk I asked the dude if he had the EPS connected....

Cheers for looking at the video I can not during the day.
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