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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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Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
Umm dude, you should know that unless you hook up a speaker, you're not going to hear any beeps. Look at the QCODE display and see if anything briefly shows up.

Myk SilentShadow wrote:
Umm dude, you should know that unless you hook up a speaker, you're not going to hear any beeps. Look at the QCODE display and see if anything briefly shows up.


Sigh... I DID have a speaker attached, and NOTHING comes on the QCODE display at all. It stays off. Seriously guys.... Give me a bit of credit here.

HiVizMan
Level 40
All good.

Please RMA the motherboard.
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HiVizMan wrote:
All good.

Please RMA the motherboard.


Already did last night. Amazon is pre-replacing it and should be here tomorrow. /crossfingers Now lets put this behind us, and accept that any future questions will be ones well vetted out prior to posting. You guys are the king of over clocking, and that is what I suck at. On my last build I simply got away with bumping up the multi and a smidge of voltage. It was an i7-2700K in a gigabyte board with a GTX 690 and worked great for me in BF3. I ran the 2700 at 4.2Ghz and got +25Mhz core, +100mhz mem on the 690 without any issues. This new build is for BF4.

My new computer is this board + the 4930k with a Seidon 240M, 16GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3-2400 Trident X, a 500GB Samsung EVO, and 3 GTX 780 Classifieds in a HAF 932 powered by an EVGA 1300G2 Power supply. It pushes 3 Asus 27" 120Hz displays.

Can you tell me if the new board that is about to come out is a better fit for an Ivy Bridge E 4930 than this board?

HiVizMan
Level 40
I would suggest that the BE version of the RIVE which will be released to retail in the next couple of days, think it is the 28th of this month as the ideal board for your needs. Not sure how you would swing that with your retailer but certainly the option I would consider.


I fully agree let the confusion be put behind us. Most certainly we can be there during your OC journey it is initially quite daunting but in truth it is very simple.
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HiVizMan wrote:
I would suggest that the BE version of the RIVE which will be released to retail in the next couple of days, think it is the 28th of this month as the ideal board for your needs. Not sure how you would swing that with your retailer but certainly the option I would consider.


I fully agree let the confusion be put behind us. Most certainly we can be there during your OC journey it is initially quite daunting but in truth it is very simple.


I could easily return both the bad one and the new incoming one, but are there any key new features that would be superior? Once I have it running, I'd leave it alone. The breakout options for external monitoring would only be useful while finding the stable OC speed and then likely not used any further. If the speed is close, which I would imagine it would be, then it wouldn't matter much I guess. Even if it's out in a few days, would key vendors like Newegg and Amazon carry them?

HiVizMan
Level 40
Basically the BE is the culmination of all the R&D that went into the Maximus range of CPUs up-to and including the Haswell. It is an improvement that I believe is worth having as a motherboard and not for the other stuff that comes with.

I do not get very excited by the gadgets, that is fluff as far as I am concerned. Much like you I am only interested in the meat in the sandwich not the dressing on the side of the plate.
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PCZ
Level 7
A lot of responses but no correct answers.

You didn't do anything wrong.
Your assumption that the CPU was not supported by the BIOS was correct.
The action you took using USB flashback was correct.

However you need a supported CPU to finish the BIOS update.
Yes I know sucks doesn't it.

After using USB flashback to update to 4403 on the next boot the PC will do some more flashing.
You will see a message telling you not to power down whilst updating is in progress,
It may be firmware or the UEFI itself but the point is until this is done you cant use IVY.

You need a 3x CPU installed to complete the BIOS update.

Shame on the 'experts' here who made you run round the houses.

I have update 2 P9X79 PRO's a Sabertooth and a P9X79
So I know the drill.

PCZ wrote:
A lot of responses but no correct answers.

You didn't do anything wrong.
Your assumption that the CPU was not supported by the BIOS was correct.
The action you took using USB flashback was correct.

However you need a supported CPU to finish the BIOS update.
Yes I know sucks doesn't it.

After using USB flashback to update to 4403 on the next boot the PC will do some more flashing.
You will see a message telling you not to power down whilst updating is in progress,
It may be firmware or the UEFI itself but the point is until this is done you cant use IVY.

You need a 3x CPU installed to complete the BIOS update.

Shame on the 'experts' here who made you run round the houses.

I have update 2 P9X79 PRO's a Sabertooth and a P9X79
So I know the drill.


In all due respect you are wrong. I have done this process with boards which do not have the correct bios for the new processors many many times, the last time was on the RIVG board in response to a user on this forums having an issue - and they have all worked with the 4 series processors.


However - Where it does require a 3 series is when the bios is not a cap formate. You need to have a 3 series to do the cup converter flash first before you can flash up to the compatible bios.
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Ozy311
Level 7
Board was bad. RMA worked immediately after flashing with 4403. Sigh... how lucky am I? /cry