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X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output

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2019/08/11 07:54:22 (permalink)
Looking for some help on my older, but remarkably stable desktop.  Last night it was working fine, this morning not so much.  Nothing unusual has happened (power surges, knocking the case over, spills, etc).  Have performed a couple reboots and PSU power drains but cannot get any video output.
 
Cracked the case (and had to take out a video card to get to it) and watched POST codes, appears to get stuck on either b7 or 67, not sure which.  Probably showing it badly here, but the very top line segment on the left character is missing, guess that makes it a 'b'?  Only takes ~3 seconds from hitting power button to getting to this POST code.
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So far, I have taken out RAM in slots 3&4 with same result.  Same as just running a stick in slot 1.  Flipping the BIOS select switch seems to have no effect.  I had it in the right position, but either way still getting the same POST code.
 
Anyone have an idea of what to try next?  Any input would be helpful :)
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    rjohnson11
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 07:59:54 (permalink)
    The easiest thing to try first is another DP or HDMI cable. If your video card has an HDMI connection and your TV at home has an HDMI cable 'borrow' the TV HDMI cable to see if that works. 

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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 08:12:51 (permalink)
    X79 FTW manual PDF
     
    post codes p27
     
     
    63-67 CPU DXE initialization is started

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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 08:49:07 (permalink)
    How old is the Power Supply?
    Recheck all the Power Cables on the MB side and the PSU Side.
    Pull the CPU and check for Bent CPU Socket Pins.


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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 08:56:53 (permalink)
    Place GPU in a different slot ? so you can still see the POST display
     
    bad Coin Cell battery ?

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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 09:52:38 (permalink)
    bad CMOS (coin cell) battery IMO would be easiest too check as your mob is at least 3-5 years old.  Next, probably silly by me, would be moving video card to different slot 

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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 17:42:56 (permalink)
    rjohnson11
    The easiest thing to try first is another DP or HDMI cable. If your video card has an HDMI connection and your TV at home has an HDMI cable 'borrow' the TV HDMI cable to see if that works.

    rjohnson11, it is not even getting past the POST so I can't think of why changing the monitor cable would help.  For humor's sake, I did unattach both DVI monitors and tried a single in HDMI, same POST code where it stops.

    Cool GTX
    X79 FTW manual PDF
    post codes p27
    63-67 CPU DXE initialization is started

    Cool GTX
    Place GPU in a different slot ? so you can still see the POST display
    bad Coin Cell battery ?

    Cool GTX, is this POST code b7 or 67?  Either way, I've checked the same manual as well and could not decipher what either one means.
    B7: Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
    67: CPU DXE initialization is started

    For the GPUs, I've tried with both, with either one by itself, and with none.  Same POST code each time.
    For the coin battery, I could certainly replace that.  Easy to get to now that the GPUs are out :)

    bcavnaugh
    How old is the Power Supply?
    Recheck all the Power Cables on the MB side and the PSU Side.
    Pull the CPU and check for Bent CPU Socket Pins.

    bcavnaugh, the power supply is original to the build, a Seasonic SS-1000XP 1000W.  Maybe 7-8 years old at this point?  I have checked and re-seated the pair of CPU power connectors and the 24-pin connector.  Everything looks ok with them.  For the CPU, I am very hesitant to pull up the heat sink and look at it.  Usually like planing them at the time of build and never touching again, though it may come down to this...

    KenMcC
    bad CMOS (coin cell) battery IMO would be easiest too check as your mob is at least 3-5 years old.  Next, probably silly by me, would be moving video card to different slot

    KenMcC, Cool GTX had the same idea about the coin battery, I'm going to be running out to get a replacement now.  Also tried moving the GPUs around and even taking them both out, same POST code no matter which way I tried.
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 18:10:44 (permalink)
    Replaced the CMOS battery, and same issue.  There are currently no GPUs, hard drives, SSDs, CDROM drives or anything plugged into the motherboard except for the CPU.  :/
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/11 18:29:52 (permalink)

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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/12 06:40:13 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Found this post   RAM issue

    Cool GTX, looking like it may be a bad memory stick!  When inserted individually, only one of the 4 gets stuck on the POST code, the other three progress.  Did not catch this initially since it was the stick originally in slot 1, only ever took out 2,3, and 4.  Please don't close the thread immediately, want to make sure its working ok soon as the new RAM comes in.
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/12 07:36:45 (permalink)
    Keep Us up to date on your Progress
     
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/12 17:05:11 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Keep Us up to date on your Progress
    Mods - do Not Close Threads, unless the OP asks it to be closed - or - there is a major TOS issue
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    Cool GTX, thanks, should have the new DIMMs tomorrow.
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/13 14:34:28 (permalink)
    Cool, so I've got new DIMMs that appear to be working, but now getting a message after the x79 splash screen, 'Missing operating system'.
     
    I've got 4 hard drives: 2 SSD and 2 spinning disk.  The two SSDs are RAID1 and contain the OS, and the two SATA drives are also RAID1 and are primary storage.  Within the BIOS -> Advanced -> SATA Configuration, all of the drives are listed as disabled.  SATA mode is also set to 'AHCI mode'.  Should I enable the drives here, or is there a separate RAID controller during bootup I should be getting into?  The support manual doesn't seem to give a clue one way or the other.
     
    Thanks, making progress!
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/13 15:15:44 (permalink)
    Not sure on you mob bios,, but when I set up raid I when into BIOS and set up RAID and then made sure AHCI was triggered ON.   My MOB did not need a separate controller for this. 

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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/13 16:50:58 (permalink)
    Success!!  So all I did was in the BIOS Sata Configuration screen, set it to RAID and enable the SATA ports 1-6.  Save, exit, reboot.  On next boot, went into the RAID controller settings and it detected both RAID setups right away, didn't even need to change anything.  Power off, put everything back in where it should go, and BAM OS boots right up with the new memory.
     
    BIG THANKS to everyone on the thread!
     
    Can mark this one as solved, ended up being a bad DIMM.
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    Re: X79 FTW - Suddenly not booting / no beeps or video output 2019/08/13 19:13:12 (permalink)



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