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Topic # 151182 16-Aug-2014 18:41
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Hi Guys,

So last night i put my first gaming PC together. It seemed to go without a hitch and today i was to get a monitor and boot windows.
I switched it on and all the fans started, lights etc until i realized that one light was the cpu_led light on the motherboard. There was no beeps at all.

I took everything apart, stripped and started again this evening and the light is still on (another 2 hours!)
Has anyone had this issue before or know what could be causing the red light to be on or be able to have a look for me if you are in wellington?

This is my PC:

4690 cpu
Asus Z87 mobo
8gb corsair ram
Cooler master 212 evo cpu cooler
Corsair HX750 psu
sapphire 280x gpu
Cooler master case
1tb hdd
128 gb ssd

I had a look at the cpu socket and no pins seem to be bent.
Thanks

Mike

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  Reply # 1109646 16-Aug-2014 20:27
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have you read the manufactures book for the motherboard to see what it means? would be the first place to look for info

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  Reply # 1109659 16-Aug-2014 20:48
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Reset your bios. 
Make sure all psu connectors are plugged in very firmly. 
Beyond that, try a mates Psu.
Beyond that take it down to like Ascent or somewhere...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1109670 16-Aug-2014 20:53
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http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1753671/bench-troubleshooting.html
After ensuring your psu is 24pin and properly connected, try 'benching' it as described above?

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  Reply # 1109679 16-Aug-2014 21:18
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Not quite following, so is it not working, or is it working but the light is bothering you?

*edit*
Apparently there should be a four digit code on a display on the bottom of the mobo during POST too if there is an issue. Follow the manual here:
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-DELUXE/E7829_Z87_Deluxe.pdf
or if that is not the right one, find it online/with the box.
Looks like that four digit code should tell you all you need to know.





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  Reply # 1109680 16-Aug-2014 21:21
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I will try benching it when I have some spare time. It's not working at all. No beeps, nothing on screen. Cannot get to bios as it will not recognise a keyboard.

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  Reply # 1109684 16-Aug-2014 21:34
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There is a note on their site:
"*Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool."
It is under the cpu support here:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87DELUXE/HelpDesk_CPU/

Looks like the bios needs an update before it will work with the new chips possibly.




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  Reply # 1109712 16-Aug-2014 22:11
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Reset bios using your manual, this will usually be 2 headers you need to link, or a reset cmos button. This isn't performed through the gui. 



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  Reply # 1110458 18-Aug-2014 13:30
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Hey guys, so i have an update. I updated the bios so i can use a 4th gen cpu which turned to cpu_led off but now i have the boot_device_led on?
I cleared the cmos, removed the battery etc same issue!

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  Reply # 1110466 18-Aug-2014 13:43
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Bad boot disk?




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  Reply # 1110474 18-Aug-2014 13:55
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Nothing displays on the screen and cannot get to the bios.

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  Reply # 1110559 18-Aug-2014 15:08
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Start with the basics, disconnect all drives, remove the 280x and use integrated graphics if an option, remove all ram and re-seat one stick of it then try and boot.
If it boots like that then slowly add items one by one until it stops booting.

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  Reply # 1111041 19-Aug-2014 08:44
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Check the 4 pin is secured properly.  Usually located up by the CPU nearest the back I/O panel.  It's a common mistake to leave it out or connect a PCI-E connector to it instead.





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  Reply # 1111044 19-Aug-2014 08:48
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All sorted now, the bios needed to be updated for my 4th gen cpu. Cheers!

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  Reply # 1111096 19-Aug-2014 09:51
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theitman: All sorted now, the bios needed to be updated for my 4th gen cpu. Cheers!


I had the same problem with a Phenom to Bulldozer conversion...But I actually had to install a previous gen CPU in order to update the BIOS first! :|





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  Reply # 1111112 19-Aug-2014 10:03
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DravidDavid:
theitman: All sorted now, the bios needed to be updated for my 4th gen cpu. Cheers!


I had the same problem with a Phenom to Bulldozer conversion...But I actually had to install a previous gen CPU in order to update the BIOS first! :|


Yeah was wondering how you were going to update a BIOS on a non booting machine...

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