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First off I'd like to say that this board is awesome and was a great resource of information for me when I was choosing components for my new computer. However, on to the bad news... Today I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new videocard as it was the last peice to go into my new rig. Except once I put it in and powered it up for the first time I was perplexed by a 'No Signal' reading from my monitor. While its not a surprise for me to not have everything go right on a new build I just cant find anything wrong with the setup. All the fans are spinning and all four LED's are light up on the corner of the motherboard (which I guess indicates system start-up?). I have my videocard in PCIE slot 1 and ram in DDR 2 & 4 (orange) and do not get any beeps when i power up. Also, I havent changed any jumpers around. I hope some of you can come up with some good ideas for me to check up on and help me get this up and running, because I'm so sad right now.

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upon first boot you may try just one stick in slot 2. Once you get it to turn on, go into bios and load all your ram's settings.

and/or try clearing the cmos?

 

Edit: stephan you beat me to it. Atleast we agree.

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Tried with only the one stick in dimm 2 and cleared CMOS, still a no go. I guess I can rebuild it over using the Step by Step thread exRoadie linked, but will have to wait until tomorrow after work to get into that.

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The new build intructions are the basic setup for all of my builds.

 

Tried with only the one stick in dimm 2 and cleared CMOS, still a no go. I guess I can rebuild it over using the Step by Step thread exRoadie posted.

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I had this exact same problem when I powered up my system for the first time and was only able to resolve it by upgrading to the v615 BIOS. For some unknown reason, DFI has removed that build from their site, but the download link still works (if you want it).

 

Somebody mentioned somewhere that the v615 BIOS has a problem with USB, but I've just installed a Nyko Air Flo USB mouse and that works just fine. Link to mouse details @ here if you live in the UK.

 

The only other thing I changed was the RAM because when it arrived, both sticks had come loose and were rolling around inside the envelope, so I thought they might have been damaged in transit.

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Here is the way to read the Diagnostic LEDs.

 

4 LEDs on = Power applied

3 LEDs on = CPU has been detected OK

2 LEDs on = RAM has been detected OK

1 LED on = VGA has been detected OK

0 LEDs on = System has booted to the Operating System.

 

As long as you are in the BIOS including running memtest from the BIOS option, there will be one LED on.

 

You should also use this guide for a long clear CMOS and boot using the Insert Key...

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...04&postcount=24

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Alright, this morning I unplugged everything (except cpu) and put it back in order following the guide up until the First Boot step. I also did a longer CMOS Clear following that guide as well. Both are giving me no different results than before. Should I really have to upgrade my bios? and Would doing a long (hours+) cmos clear make a difference?

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We have seen good results using the long clear CMOS. I have used it for problem systems for years with excellent results.

 

Sometimes the hardware is just plain broken and it won't help but what have you got to lose?

 

Alright, this morning I unplugged everything (except cpu) and put it back in order following the guide up until the First Boot step. I also did a longer CMOS Clear following that guide as well. Both are giving me no different results than before. Should I really have to upgrade my bios? and Would doing a long (hours+) cmos clear make a difference?

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