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Old May 21, 2010, 03:26 PM
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Hi, I just got an i7 980x and it doesn't POST on my motherboard. My motherboard is an Asus P6T. I'm assuming I just need a Bios update?
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Old May 21, 2010, 03:47 PM
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yup just go with bios 1201 ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
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Old May 21, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Is anything happening at all? You try with just one stick of ram, no drives, etc.?
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Old May 21, 2010, 04:57 PM
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use the working cpu, READ ALL the info on flashing the correct bios for your hardware then update bios
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:07 PM
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When I press the power button, all the fans and LEDs come on, but nothing shows up on the monitor. Normally, when I boot up (with a working CPU) the graphic card fan revs up to maximum, then slows down. But with the new CPU, it gets stuck at that state; the GPU fans go crazy and don't stop.
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Do you have another CPU lying around?
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Yeah, I have an i7 920 laying around. Since it is not POSTing, I guess I won't be able to flash the BIOS either right?
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it doesnt post with the 920 either?
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Yeah that is what I was getting at; need a working CPU to flash.

If you have it sitting around then pop the old CPU back in (be careful not to bend any socket pins) and flash to the new BIOS.

If that does not work, then take the mobo out of the case, use just one stick of ram, cpu, psu, and if it posts then add one thing at a time util it does not post.

That is of course, you have already checked for shorts, and all power connected already.
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Oh, I haven't tried putting the 920 back in, but I'm pretty sure it will boot. So first, I should replace the 920, boot up, flash bios, then remove CPU and put 980x back in, and see if it posts?
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