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New Computer Build : Turn ON but... No Signal/No Beep/No Post, tried everything....

Hi everyone this morning I've received all my components to build my new computer. :D

Once I had connected everything I turned it ON, the ventigrad started to turn etc, etc, I was like "YAAAAY :pt1cable: " but then I looked at the monitor and I was "NOOOOOPE :ouch: "... The monitor was displaying "No Signal" and I also noticed there was no beeping (though I've installed the MoBo Speaker).

So I checked all the wires/components everything was fine, I restarted the computer... Still nothing !

Then I arrived here on this forum and a lot of people were having this problem and I tried everything :
I've completed every single thing of this thread. Still nothing...

Also checked that one. Helpless...

And here is all the other test I've done :

NOTE that all these test were done without the GC, HDD, OD and Wireless PCI connected, only the MoBo, PSU, CPU and the RAM. I also tried outside the computer case.

I tried each RAM stick in each slots, still nothing.

I also used my brother's RAM stick that work fine on his computer ( I couldn't use other components because he has a non self-build computer and components are well fixed inside the case), still nothing.

I started the computer without any RAM stick... The computer started beeping non-stop like the Apollo 13 Master Allarm. Which is normal after all, am I right ?!

I tried to unplug the CPU power cable and the RAM sticks at the same time -> no beeping which seems normal.

So what's the problem...? Any idea ? I really need some help...please... :??:
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  1. What are the 4 digits after SN in the board's serial (SN14xx)?
  2. alexoiu said:
    What are the 4 digits after SN in the board's serial (SN14xx)?


    Is this somewhere on the box ?
  3. I've noticed it and edited. Just checking if the BIOS does support the CPU.
    SN14xx ?
  4. Yes, there should be a barcode sticker on the box with S/N
  5. alexoiu said:
    Yes, there should be a barcode sticker on the box with S/N


    SN142240035379
  6. Board was manufactured May 2014 and F6 (required BIOS) released 28 May 2014.
    There are chances that your board needs a BIOS update.
  7. Jawstin said:
    And here is all the other test I've done :

    NOTE that all these test were done without the GC(MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr), HDD, OD and Wireless PCI connected, only the MoBo, PSU, CPU and the RAM. I also tried outside the computer case.


    No matter how many tests you do if you do not install the Graphics Card you will not get video.. the motherboard does not have integrated video, it depends on an APU or a PCIe Graphics Card, and the AMD Athlon X4 860K is a CPU (without integrated video). Reset the BIOS and install everything in the list and see what happens.

    How to Reset Your BIOS
    http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-BIOS
  8. Chicano said:
    Jawstin said:
    And here is all the other test I've done :

    NOTE that all these test were done without the GC(MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr), HDD, OD and Wireless PCI connected, only the MoBo, PSU, CPU and the RAM. I also tried outside the computer case.


    No matter how many tests you do if you do not install the Graphics Card you will not get video.. the motherboard does not have integrated video, it depends on an APU or a PCIe Graphics Card, and the AMD Athlon X4 860K is a CPU (without integrated video). Reset the BIOS and install everything in the list and see what happens.

    How to Reset Your BIOS
    http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-BIOS




    So this morning I started form scratch here are some pictures of the build.
    http://imgur.com/a/Jw1Dp

    I can't reset my BIOS because I can't get to it... "No Signal" on the monitor WITH the GC connected to the MoBoand the monitor...
  9. The board would not POST if BIOS does not support the CPU. A local shop might help in updating the board's BIOS (supported CPU is required).
  10. alexoiu said:
    The board would not POST if BIOS does not support the CPU. A local shop might help in updating the board's BIOS (supported CPU is required).


    Okay thank you, is there anyway to update de BIOS without the CPU ? With a usb or something ?
  11. As far as I know, on Gigabyte boards it's not possible.
  12. alexoiu said:
    As far as I know, on Gigabyte boards it's not possible.


    I'll see if I can find a local shop to do so. I'll be screwed if the BIOS is already F6 and the problem's not that one but anyway I'll keep the thread updated !
  13. Sorry for the double-post but in the meantime I have some questions :

    - The Graphic Card don't have any driver installed (and I can't install them like this) can it be a problem ?
    - Why is the motherboard beeping when I start the computer without any RAM if the BIOS does not work ?
  14. The drivers don't matter until loading Windows. The card should work.
    What beeps getting when starting with no RAMs installed?
  15. You don't need a video signal to reset the BIOS... do it removing the battery. And the BIOS does support the CPU, it says FM2/FM2+ on the pictures so it does support the AMD Athlon X4 860K. The BIOS beeps indicate it is posting, just that you can't see it... the beep code should help determine what's causing the problem.
  16. Chicano said:
    You don't need a video signal to reset the BIOS... do it removing the battery. And the BIOS does support the CPU, it says FM2/FM2+ on the pictures so it does support the AMD Athlon X4 860K. The BIOS beeps indicate it is posting, just that you can't see it... the beep code should help determine what's causing the problem.


    Yes I know but as I mentionned there are no beeps... I contacted the costumer service and explained the thing about the F5/F6 version I'm going to send back the MoBo tomorrow and they'll send me a new one, hoping it will work.....
  17. Jawstin said:
    The Graphic Card don't have any driver installed (and I can't install them like this) can it be a problem ?
    - Why is the motherboard beeping when I start the computer without any RAM if the BIOS does not work ?


    Jawstin said:
    Yes I know but as I mentionned there are no beeps... I contacted the costumer service and explained the thing about the F5/F6 version I'm going to send back the MoBo tomorrow and they'll send me a new one, hoping it will work.....


    That's where you said the motherboard is beeping.. that's the BIOS protesting the lack of RAM...
    As for you other question; The graphics card should work on VGA mode during the BIOS post and all the way till Windows starts loading, then while specific drivers are not yet installed it should work with default Windows drivers.

    What I can make of the problem is that the BIOS may be set by default to work with a APU video and to make it work with a PCIe video card you may have to reset it so when it starts detecting hardware it may detect the PCIe card... I would suggest you try this before sending it back.

    I've read a number of identical cases where a BIOS reset has worked. So, if you/re still up to it, remove the power cable or turn the PSU off and with all the PSU connections done, and everything installed (RAM, GPU, HDD) and the monitor connected to the GPU:

    1. Open the case and remove the BIOS battery
    2. Press the power button and hold it for 30 to 60 seconds to deplete residual power from capacitors and components
    3. Wait 5 to 10 minutes before putting the battery back on and plugging the AC power cable.
    4. Start the computer, listen for BIOS beep codes, and wait a few minutes*

    If you get the same blank screen with the no video message, if possible try a different GPU and after more of the same send the mobo back. Obviously if you do get video with a different GPU, send the MSI GeForce GTX 760 back.. nothing of these may work but better be thorough... it takes little time and effort.

    * I had a motherboard that took up to 15 seconds before starting to post and work normally... another older computer I had, it started taking up to 30-40 minutes before getting video, posting and working normally. Those may have been bad cases but are examples that BIOS/hardware issues can make it take long before posting and working normally, so if you haven't done already, wait a reasonable period of time before shutting it down and giving up on it.
  18. BIG UPDATE :
    - tried with different GPU, still no post
    - tried with different RAM, still no post
    - sent back the MOBO, got a new one, tested it... NO POST :(
    - Waited ~5min for post but the computer shutdown...... When I touched the CPU cooler it was really really hot..... Overheated ?!

    Afterall it might be the CPU....
  19. Just out of curiosity ... what are the digits on this board's serial?
  20. Do any of the fans/lights work when you turn on the computer? If not, its most likely the CPU.
  21. alexoiu said:
    Just out of curiosity ... what are the digits on this board's serial?


    SN141640055032

    Quote:
    Do any of the fans/lights work when you turn on the computer? If not, its most likely the CPU.


    CPU fan and Video card fans seems to turn normaly
  22. It's even older than the other one. I still think that it's a BIOS issue (not supporting the CPU).
  23. alexoiu said:
    It's even older than the other one. I still think that it's a BIOS issue (not supporting the CPU).


    God damn it.... So should I go see a local store ?
  24. Yes, ask them to install a supported CPU and update the BIOS.
  25. Best answer
    • The CPU is supported, the BIOS may need to be updated but it should at least allow the CPU to work to some degree.
    • The heatsink overheating means the CPU is overheating... that can lead to; no display, shutdowns, restarts.
    • The question would be; why does it not post with the RAM installed?... It may be it's not compatible = The stock RAM voltage may be incompatible with the motherboard. What Crucial model is it?
    • You cold try a different RAM module.. if the computer runs, check the BIOS RAM voltage and adjust it to the RAM's stock voltage.


    Motherboard GA-F2A88XM-D3H
    CPU: AMD - Athlon X4 860K - 3700MHz - 1MBx4 - Kaveri - 28nm - A1 - 95W- BIOS F6
    http://www.gigabyte.com.mx/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4716

    EDIT: I see you have already tried different RAM but at the same time you said the CPU heatsink was hot... so the CPU may have been overheating and that may be why it did not post. I'd suggest you run the computer with the different RAM and while waiting for any activity keep your finger touching the heatsink trying to detect overheating.
  26. For not misleading the users with the solution selected by ErVivek:
    "the BIOS may need to be updated but it should at least allow the CPU to work to some degree."
    is not true.
  27. alexoiu said:
    For not misleading the users with the solution selected by ErVivek:
    "the BIOS may need to be updated but it should at least allow the CPU to work to some degree."
    is not true.



    What does this following quote tell you?... He says a BIOS message tells it doesn't recognize the CPU... But even so it must be allowing the CPU to work partially or else the display would be completely blank... right?.. I don't think it's BIOS trouble to recognize the CPU due to overheating because it would shutdown long before getting to 97 degrees celsius, so that temp reading must an error.

    Anonymous said:
    I just finished assembling my new home computer (specs listed below) and when I boot up it tell me that the bios does not recognize my CPU and that I need an bios update. I also get a high cpu temp warning.

    The bios hardware monitor tells me that my CPU is at 97 degrees celsius ( around 200F ), and this is just at idle state. The fan is at around 1970-2000 RPM.
    I didn't want to take any chances so I shut it down.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254982-31-bios-doesn-recognize-heating
  28. Chicano said:
    alexoiu said:
    For not misleading the users with the solution selected by ErVivek:
    "the BIOS may need to be updated but it should at least allow the CPU to work to some degree."
    is not true.



    What does this quote tell you?... He says a BIOS message tells it doesn't recognize the CPU... But even so it must be allowing the CPU to work partially or else the display would be completely blank... right?.. I don't think it's BIOS trouble to recognize the CPU due to overheating because it would shutdown long before getting to 97 degrees celsius, so that temp reading must an error.

    Anonymous said:
    I just finished assembling my new home computer (specs listed below) and when I boot up it tell me that the bios does not recognize my CPU and that I need an bios update. I also get a high cpu temp warning.

    The bios hardware monitor tells me that my CPU is at 97 degrees celsius ( around 200F ), and this is just at idle state. The fan is at around 1970-2000 RPM.
    I didn't want to take any chances so I shut it down.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254982-31-bios-doesn-recognize-heating



    " He says a BIOS message tells it doesn't recognize the CPU" That post is from 2008 and is not related to the issue above.
    Can you point to the post in this thread where he says getting a BIOS message? I've rechecked and got only:
    "The monitor was displaying "No Signal"
    or
    "BIG UPDATE :
    - tried with different GPU, still no post
    - tried with different RAM, still no post
    - sent back the MOBO, got a new one, tested it... NO POST :("

    Every single thread related to FM2(+) boards not supporting CPUs and needing a BIOS update specifies that there's no video signal..
    Have you recently tested a board with a CPU that requires a BIOS update?
  29. alexoiu said:
    " He says a BIOS message tells it doesn't recognize the CPU" That post is from 2008 and is not related to the issue above.
    Can you point to the post in this thread where he says getting a BIOS message? I've rechecked and got only:
    "The monitor was displaying "No Signal"
    or
    "BIG UPDATE :
    - tried with different GPU, still no post
    - tried with different RAM, still no post
    - sent back the MOBO, got a new one, tested it... NO POST :("

    Every single thread related to FM2(+) boards not supporting CPUs and needing a BIOS update specifies that there's no video signal..
    Have you recently tested a board with a CPU that requires a BIOS update?

    I know the 2008 quote is not related to the issue here, I was referring to your last comment where you said my statement that "the BIOS should allow the CPU to work to some degree" is not true. And the 2008 quote says otherwise.

    About the BIOS messaging unrecognized CPU, it's on the 2008 post and It says:
    Quote:
    "I just finished assembling my new home computer (specs listed below) and when I boot up it tell me that the bios does not recognize my CPU and that I need an bios update. I also get a high cpu temp warning".
    . The BIOS here did not recognize the CPU but it still managed to give a video message.. How can it do that without a working CPU?

    I have not recently tested FM2+ motherboards... but I have answered multiple such cases where a simple BIOS reset managed to turn video on.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=5291mphttp://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=5291http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=5291le
    If you have checked the motherboard's CPU compatibility page, the info there says the AMD Athlon X4 860K is compatible with the F6 BIOS update and the same BIOS version is needed for most 100% compatible APUs, so that to me means the motherboard may already have a compatible BIOS.
    Both Motherboard and CPU are from early and mid 2014... two versions of the - GA-F2A88XM-D3H motherboard (rev. 3.0 and 3.1) need the F6 and F7 BIOS version to use the AMD Athlon X4 860K and both F6 and F7 BIOS versions are from 2011.... all this means the Athlon X4 860K should be fully compatible with the motherboard... I doubt Gigabyte would release a motherboard with early 2011 and outdated BIOS versions.

    Socket FM2+ - AMD A88X - GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
    http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4716
    AMD Athlon X4 860K 3700MHz 1MBx4 N/A N/A Kaveri 28nm A1 95W
    Since BIOS Version F6

    Socket FM2+ - AMD A88X - GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.1)
    http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=5291
    AMD Athlon X4 860K 3700MHz 1MBx4 N/A N/A Kaveri 28nm A1 95W
    Since BIOS Version F7
  30. alexoiu said:

    A friend of mine had the same issue on a new FM2+ build Asus mobo with the same chipset and a A-6600K APU... he was urged to flash the BIOS but the blank display made it impossible for him... so I suggested a BIOS reset and that turned video on.
    The no video issue on new builds is common and it can happens with any CPU or APU... I have suggested a BIOS reset and many times it has helped... It can even suddenly happen on long used hardware... so it's not necessarily always an outdated BIOS and unsupported CPU. Maybe most of the times but not necessarily always.
  31. The A-6600k is natively supported by FM2+ boards, no BIOS update needed.
    But...I don't want to argue on this topic anymore, so I guess we can close it.
  32. Yea like what... you guys are still arguing?
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