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ok, heres the problem, half the time my dfi expert won't post, I get down to 2 led's which indicates the memory, I've tried 2 different sets of memory, to no solution, a set of bh-5 as my first thought was the ocz kit I just bought, did the same thing, sometimes it starts without problems, if I shut it down and try to restart it immediatly it won't boot, but if I power it back down and try again it comes right up. My second thought was the power supply so I swapped out my enermax eg701 600 watt for one with a solid 12v rail, the silverstone I'm running now, made no difference. next I tried single video cards, one of each, still no difference, I tried clearing cmos for about 12 hours and reflashing the bios. It has also acted up on my where it doesn't even fire the fans or power supply up for me, anything I may be able to do without rmaing, or is it toast?

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cmos is pretty instant, waiting 12 hours is no help. I pulled the battery out also. Does the device manager show anything conflicting....

 

Hmmm being a noob, dont know if I should be replying. However I had similiar issues when I tried to go SLI. I had a working solid rig, added a second card and bridge and BAM - massive issues. Had that no fans spinning, bsod etc. I powered down, added new card and booted. Black screen with white cursor. Hangs at bios screens etc...Even tried a fresh install with 2 cards installed BSOD.

 

 

I had a hard time getting to windows. I kept clearing cmos, then bios defaults and trying with JUST a single card. Even swapped slots (tried everything it seems).

 

I did eventually get back into windows.

 

removed nvidia drivers in control panel - ALL of them. shut down, added card. Used the cd rom drivers, installed chipset drivers. shut down and added second card - detected it - used cd rom drivers.

 

then I updated to the latest video drivers.... enabled sli in bios, all was well.

 

Maybe with card in, do a fresh install.... then try what I tried? Sounds familiar to me....

 

goodluck

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anything odd in device manager aka conflicts.... that is what I had when introducing the new card....

 

I would unistall nvida drivers from control panel (all)

 

then re install chipset

 

then video

 

cant hurt to try

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currently 12/07, I got it as an open box buy at zipzoomfly and it had the same but I thought I would try reflashing, no help though, I also tried a 24 hour cmos clear last night to tonight and it started fine the first 3 boots but on the 4th it acted up again

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Just for accuracy:

 

Reading Diagnostic LED’s

 

4 leds: cpu not detected

3 leds: cpu detected, ram not detected

2 leds: cpu detected, ram detected, vid card not detected

1 led: cpu detected, ram detected, vid card detected, booting

 

2 LED's indicate an issue with the Vid card, tho in this case I'm not sure....

 

The part that makes me wonder is:

It has also acted up on my where it doesn't even fire the fans or power supply up for me

 

Try taking it out of the case, the mobo may be shorting or preventing the vid card from seating properly???

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Just for accuracy:

 

Reading Diagnostic LED’s

 

4 leds: cpu not detected

3 leds: cpu detected, ram not detected

2 leds: cpu detected, ram detected, vid card not detected

1 led: cpu detected, ram detected, vid card detected, booting

 

2 LED's indicate an issue with the Vid card, tho in this case I'm not sure....

 

The part that makes me wonder is:

It has also acted up on my where it doesn't even fire the fans or power supply up for me

 

Try taking it out of the case, the mobo may be shorting or preventing the vid card from seating properly???

well it hasn't done that since i changed power supplies, I am almost wondering if the enermax was dying and started to take the mobo, but I can try that this weekend

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