No POST, working GPU + MOBO. Searched for hours no answer.

GPU: gigabyte 7870 GHz edition
MOBO: msi z77a-g41
CPU: i5-3570
PSU: seasonic 520 watt SS-520GM

Issue:
My motherboard and GPU have worked together for 5 years. All of a sudden I got a graphic issue with no bluescreen and had to power down. Upon restarting my GPU no longer posts on startup.

Things I have tried:
- CMOS battery
- update mobo drivers
- new PSU with gpu (1000w)
- 2 other low end GPU
( these seem to work but have terrible artifacting... although they are old and used could be on their end )
-GPU in another PC
( runs like a charm )

My friend who fixes hardware for a living is baffled by this. I really don't want to buy a new component if it will not fix the issue, any help is appreciated...
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  1. Does it work with the onboard graphics if you take out the graphics card?
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  2. Yes, I am currently looking over bios settings. These are my options under "advanced"

    PCI subsystem settings
    ACPI settings
    Integrated peripherals
    Integrated graphics configuration
    Intel rapid start tech
    USB configuration
    Super io configuration
    Hardware monitor
    Intel smart connect configuration
    Power management setup
    Windows 8 configuration (I'm using 7 not sure if that matters)

    Thanks for the quick response
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  3. Have you tried the other PCIe slot?

    Personally I would be thinking about looking for a new MB.
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  4. Yes
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  5. troxyn said:
    Yes


    There is really nothing else, looks like you tried everything.

    You need a new MB, your PCIe slots aren't working anymore correctly.
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  6. Well, as long as I can he certain that will fix the issue I'm happy. One last thing if you'd be so kind, as far as I can tell the only outlet for a compatible mobo is ebay. Any nudges in the right direction as far as what I should be searching for? Just the LGA 1155 chipset?
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  7. troxyn said:
    Well, as long as I can he certain that will fix the issue I'm happy. One last thing if you'd be so kind, as far as I can tell the only outlet for a compatible mobo is ebay. Any nudges in the right direction as far as what I should be searching for? Just the LGA 1155 chipset?


    Yeah....

    Ah, they are kinds hard to find NEW.

    On Newegg this is a good board, Intel boards are solid.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE256149226
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  8. Or this one, higher end board, Z68 chipset and takes 32 GB ram.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE256149546
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  9. I am on mobile and wondering what all specifically needs to be compatible with the mobo? Would both work? My specs are the prior ones + ram is 2x4gb mushkin blackline ddr3 pc3-12800.
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  10. troxyn said:
    I am on mobile and wondering what all specifically needs to be compatible with the mobo? Would both work? My specs are the prior ones + ram is 2x4gb mushkin blackline ddr3 pc3-12800.


    Yes, either one will work.

    One only takes 8 GB of ram max, the other takes up to 32 GB.

    However the Z68 chipset is much higher end, has PCIe 3.0 and USB 3 etc while the other one doesn't.

    I would recommend the Z68 chipset motherboard.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAE256149546&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-VigLink2-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=8167372&SID=j8aaukdgaj000a1700053
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  11. Alright thanks for the help!
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  12. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from troxyn : "Motherboard compatibility with LGA1155?"

    troxyn said:
    GPU: gigabyte 7870 GHz
    Motherboard: msi z77a-g41
    CPU: i5-3570k

    Trying to find a new motherboard with no luck. Not sure what's wrong with mine either...

    Questions:

    Does the chipset matter? Mine is z77 but upon looking over some h60 (not sure what it was exactly) chipset a website told me it wouldn't be compatible with my processor.

    Where can I find an LGA1155 socket motherboard that won't run me $200+?

    Issue:

    I've owned this PC for 5 years, I'm not too tech savvy but my good friend (upon running a few tests) was confused on what the exact issue is. My GPU runs fine in another case he tested it in. He tried 2 other GPUs out with my motherboard and they boot fine but have artifacting. My GPU however prevents the bios from booting or something, just a black screen with everything running fine.

    tl;dr

    Im not sure if it's a wise idea to wait and get a whole new PC, or buy a new mobo.


    Anonymous said:
    Socket LGA 1155 motherboards are still available on eBay.

    I suggest looking at the table of LGA 1155 chipsets to distinguish between various chipset features. Scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets
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  13. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from troxyn : "New board needed? Pretty confusing."

    troxyn said:
    GPU: gigabyte radeon HD 7870 GHz edition
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41
    CPU: i5-3570k
    PSU rated for 600 watts or so.

    PC is about 5 years old ( they die so young ),: )

    If any more information is needed let me know.

    Issue: I was running a pretty low graphically intensive game for a little while, 2 hours or so, and entire screen turned into one solid texture and my only option was to power it down. Upon restarting a few times I found out my on-board graphics are the only thing working. I have tried 2 other nvidia graphics cards which will be read and function, but have terrible artifacting upon launching any game. I have also tried running my gpu in another PC and it works just fine. I have tried both pcie slots with all 3 cards and the only thing not booting is my graphics card with my mobo. I have tried clearing cmos. One of the nvidia cards I tried with mine had power rails and the other did not, both worked but again had artifacting. I am not sure if it is an issue with ram or if I should replace my motherboard. The only thing that seems to not be working as far as I can tell is the pcie slots? If there is anything else anyone thinks I should try I'll give it a shot.

    Thanks for your time!
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  14. Personally I think he would be better off in the long run to build a new PC, the LGA 1155 platform is getting very dated now.

    While all he would have to do is replace the MB currently with a new LGA 1155 MB he would have to buy Windows again and still have an older system in the end.

    While still good it's getting old.

    Given his PC still works with onboard graphics he can still use it until he can get the money to build new.

    All depends on what he wants to spend in the end.
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  15. jankerson said:
    Personally I think he would be better off in the long run to build a new PC, the LGA 1155 platform is getting very dated now.

    While all he would have to do is replace the MB currently with a new LGA 1155 MB he would have to buy Windows again and still have an older system in the end.

    While still good it's getting old.

    Given his PC still works with onboard graphics he can still use it until he can get the money to build new.

    All depends on what he wants to spend in the end.



    Thanks for the consideration, I'm on a bit of a budget right now and am hoping to just have this last me another half year or so. I'm picking up a PC around $2k with my tax return this next year more than likely so that's my plan!
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  16. troxyn said:
    jankerson said:
    Personally I think he would be better off in the long run to build a new PC, the LGA 1155 platform is getting very dated now.

    While all he would have to do is replace the MB currently with a new LGA 1155 MB he would have to buy Windows again and still have an older system in the end.

    While still good it's getting old.

    Given his PC still works with onboard graphics he can still use it until he can get the money to build new.

    All depends on what he wants to spend in the end.



    Thanks for the consideration, I'm on a bit of a budget right now and am hoping to just have this last me another half year or so. I'm picking up a PC around $2k with my tax return this next year more than likely so that's my plan!



    Hopefully it will last you that long, I think it will as the onboard graphics is on the CPU so it should be OK for now.

    However Murphy's law being what it is and the MB has issues already you just never know.

    Could last a year or a day, you are defiantly on borrowed time now for sure.
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  17. I just replaced my mobo today. I am having the same issue still, I'm about ready to give up as there seems to be no solution
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  18. Yeah I've tried about twice as many fixes as I had previously and it's not having it. I dont understand what could possibly be wrong, I've been at this for 7 hours now
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  19. troxyn said:
    Yeah I've tried about twice as many fixes as I had previously and it's not having it. I dont understand what could possibly be wrong, I've been at this for 7 hours now


    Working with onboard graphics?
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  20. Yes, it's the exact same issue as before. Now I have tried resetting cmos, updating bios, resaeting ram, 3 different ram sticks (only 1 stick in every time), reseating gpu, disabling integrated graphics in safe mode, changing bios settings in basically every way. I am lost
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  21. troxyn said:
    Yes, it's the exact same issue as before. Now I have tried resetting cmos, updating bios, reseting ram, 3 different ram sticks (only 1 stick in every time), reseating gpu, disabling integrated graphics in safe mode, changing bios settings in basically every way. I am lost


    What Motherboard?
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  22. Intel dz68db
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  23. troxyn said:
    Intel dz68db


    You got it new right?
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  24. Correct, brand new
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  25. troxyn said:
    Correct, brand new


    So if you put the graphics card in you aren't seeing anything on screen?
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  26. Correct, as the issue prior had been there is no POST. The only thing I can't try is using somethin other than HDMI but we tried that on my older motherboard so I don't see why that would fix it
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  27. troxyn said:
    Correct, as the issue prior had been there is no POST. The only thing I can't try is using somethin other than HDMI but we tried that on my older motherboard so I don't see why that would fix it


    You said the GPU works in another computer?
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  28. Yeah, it does. And 2 other nvidia GPU work with my old motherboard haven't tried them in this one. I also can't rule out that they are bad because I had gotten slight artifacting when running games in the older motherboard
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  29. troxyn said:
    Yeah, it does. And 2 other nvidia GPU work with my old motherboard haven't tried them in this one. I also can't rule out that they are bad because I had gotten slight artifacting when running games in the older motherboard


    What 1000W PSU did you get exactly?

    What PSU is in the other computer that it does work in?
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  30. I am not sure off the top of my head, but I do know we tried it with my previous motherboard and nothin was fixed
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  31. troxyn said:
    I am not sure off the top of my head, but I do know we tried it with my previous motherboard and nothin was fixed


    The new PSU is still in the system?

    Pull it out and put the Seasonic back in and try it.

    If that doesn't work pull the PSU out of the system that it does work in and try that one.... It's a known working PSU with that card.
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  32. I am using the seasonic currently. I said that we tried using that psu before when testing what the issue was
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  33. troxyn said:
    I am using the seasonic currently. I said that we tried using that psu before when testing what the issue was


    test the card in the other system again making sure it works, double checking to make sure again.

    Then pull it and the PSU out of that one.
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  34. What I meant was, the 1000w psu was tested with my old motherboard and gpu when everything stopped working, after finding out my gpu worked in the pc that used the 1000w psu. That still did not fix the issue and I am currently using the new motherboard I purchased and the same seasonic psu rated at like 600w or something
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  35. troxyn said:
    What I meant was, the 1000w psu was tested with my old motherboard and gpu when everything stopped working, after finding out my gpu worked in the pc that used the 1000w psu. That still did not fix the issue and I am currently using the new motherboard I purchased and the same seasonic psu rated at like 600w or something


    I would test it again to make sure in the other system.

    The NEW MB is well... NEW....... No a referb or used... so something is going on.

    It's down to the PSU or the graphics card now.
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  36. I will let you know the results as soon as I can do that, in the next 2 hours or so. Are we allowed to share some form of contact information on here? That would be really helpful
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  37. troxyn said:
    I will let you know the results as soon as I can do that, in the next 2 hours or so. Are we allowed to share some form of contact information on here? That would be really helpful


    No, we are not.

    The MB is brand new.....
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  38. Yeah I know it is. And darn, you couldn't even PM me a phone number or something?
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  39. troxyn said:
    Yeah I know it is. And darn, you couldn't even PM me a phone number or something?


    What about the graphics card from the other system?

    Have you tried that in the current one?
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  40. Yes, it's just like the other motherboard. Bad artifacting but works.
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  41. troxyn said:
    Yes, it's just like the other motherboard. Bad artifacting but works.


    Does it work in the bois with no issues?
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  42. Yeah it just can't run games, it was an old card my buddy basically threw away to me
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  43. troxyn said:
    Yeah it just can't run games, it was an old card my buddy basically threw away to me


    What is it?
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  44. Did you wipe the HD and install Windows 7 again after you put in the new MB?
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  45. I just put it back in and it actually does not work. Strange. And I have no idea what it is, it's a very old nvidia gpu
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  46. No, am I supposed to do that? Wtf? Everything runs fine and on first boot it installed a ton of drivers automatically
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  47. troxyn said:
    I just put it back in and it actually does not work. Strange. And I have no idea what it is, it's a very old nvidia gpu


    But it works in the other computer?
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  48. troxyn said:
    No, am I supposed to do that? Wtf? Everything runs fine and on first boot it installed a ton of drivers automatically


    Ideally yeah.

    Delete the partitions and start NEW when changing MB's.

    Installing the drivers that came with the NEw MB etc.
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  49. The old nvidia gpu? Yeah
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