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X99 FTW-k standby leds

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2017/09/07 20:13:40 (permalink)
I have a new build I have been attempting to boot and been failing.

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32 gb gskill trident z 3200

I was wondering what leds are on when the system is in standby before boot.
I only get two leds to light when I turn the psu on to put the system in standby.

The two leds are the bios led and the 5vsb.

I am guessing based on the manual that the two below it should also be lit as well as the power button but they do not.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/07 21:09:01 (permalink)
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    I have a new build I have been attempting to boot and been failing.

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    I was wondering what leds are on when the system is in standby before boot.
    I only get two leds to light when I turn the psu on to put the system in standby.

    The two leds are the bios led and the 5vsb.

    I am guessing based on the manual that the two below it should also be lit as well as the power button but they do not.



    Hello and welcome to the forum. When I have have my system shut down, with just the PSU power switch on,  I just have the red light right next to the BIOS clamshell and the white 5vsb.
    Can you describe what is happening when you press the power button?

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/08 07:48:04 (permalink)
    Thats where the problem begins. It does nothing.
    I am on my second motherboard and cpu at this point trying to get this system to work. Ram has been tested in another computer and psu is out of a working system.

    A friend is saying maybe bios version. I was told this board would have the most recent version on it when evga sent it to me but I cant confirm that.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/10 15:22:54 (permalink)
    You have all 4 memory slot populated?  If only using 4 sticks of ram, the odd mem slots must be populated for it to boot.  1/3/5/7

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/10 16:21:19 (permalink)
    Yes. Odd slots are the only ones populated.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/10 21:10:32 (permalink)
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    Yes. Odd slots are the only ones populated.



    Are you using the button on the motherboard or are you using the case power button?

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/10 21:17:37 (permalink)
    I have tried both.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 06:44:52 (permalink)
    Man, that's weird, especially if your on second board/proc.  You have any other memory to try?  

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 07:34:21 (permalink)
    Only other ddr4 is in my dads pc but its only two sticks. Guess I could try it with just a single stick of that.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 07:56:43 (permalink)
    I would, thru process of elimination, that would appear to be the "last" major component that could cause a no-boot....

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 10:45:11 (permalink)
    What PSU is being used for this test and is there another PSU that can be used?

         
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 10:50:40 (permalink)
    Psu is a evga 850p2. Only other one is in my dads system. Which is a 650p2.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 13:39:16 (permalink)
    Double check all your connections, including the power connectors to and from the PSU.  Always double if not triple check that as well as your front panel connectors.  If all of this doesn't work, I would maybe think its your PSU or CPU.

         
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 14:14:27 (permalink)
    Did you try the second BIOS via selector switch? Usually, one of the BIOS chips is left at the default BIOS to prevent issues with legacy support.  The other BIOS should be flashed to the latest at the time it shipped.
     
    Please describe in more detail what happens when you turn on the motherboard.  Does the POST Code box give you any error codes, remain blank, or cycle? Does the CPU fan kick on or stay still?
     
    What kind of boot environment are you trying?  Test bench, inside a case, etc.
     
    Could you please post the rest of your specs?
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 18:11:55 (permalink)
    I have replugged cables multiple times.
    I have tried both bios options.

    System is on a box test bench style. Pressing the power button does nothing. Both on the board and the case power button pins. No fan movement. No post code display.

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 18:26:36 (permalink)
    Sounds like some sort of ground or short.  
     
    I hate to be the guy who asks this, but have you checked to make sure both sections of the 24-pin connector (28 pins go into the PSU) are plugged into the PSU, and checked to make sure the 4+4 end of the CPU cable is going into the motherboard?
     
     
    Have you tested with the heatsink just resting on the CPU and not tied down?
     
     

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 18:46:12 (permalink)
    Yes I have made sure they are all plugged in. The heatsink has only been sitting on the cpu.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/11 18:58:04 (permalink)
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    Yes I have made sure they are all plugged in. The heatsink has only been sitting on the cpu.

    Not Mounted!!!!
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/12 10:35:57 (permalink)
    It's fine if it's not mounted.  Eventually, I'd pull off any backplate and test with the heatsink not mounted to ensure that the backplate isn't shorting the board.
     
    @OP - What surfaces have you tested the motherboard on?  In the past, I've seen a couple odd issues (both an EVGA and ASUS motherboard issue), where testing on the motherboard box would cause a ground/short issue.  Testing on another surface (if you haven't already) might help. 
     
    Are you using the cables provided with the PSU, or using cable extensions?
     
    Otherwise, this is a very odd issue, getting this sort of behavior from two motherboards.  Some common denominator is affecting the motherboards.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/12 11:25:03 (permalink)
    I have not tried testing it on another surface yet. As for the psu cables. I have tried with the included cables and once with the cablemod replacements that are in my current system.

    I think either sometime this week or weekend I will try to take it to my dads house to test with his ram and psu. Have a few more usable surfaces there.
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/12 11:44:24 (permalink)
    I wouldn't expect the memory to cause this issue.  If it's a memory issue, you'd still see the board turn on, cycle POST codes, and either turn off or give you some nasty beeps.  Never a bad idea to try whatever you can, but it's not likely a memory DIMM issue.
     
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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/16 19:31:53 (permalink)
    Any updates on this??  Intrigued to find out...

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/17 16:09:59 (permalink)
    I have glorious news. Finally got around to testing it again. Took the board off the box and propped it up on some legos. Fires right up. Its was the box all along. The stupid box was causing all the issues. I am amazed that the box of all things would cause it.

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/17 19:51:16 (permalink)
     
    Wow. Glad you got it resolved though.

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    Re: X99 FTW-k standby leds 2017/09/17 21:02:52 (permalink)
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    I have glorious news. Finally got around to testing it again. Took the board off the box and propped it up on some legos. Fires right up. Its was the box all along. The stupid box was causing all the issues. I am amazed that the box of all things would cause it.



    Sounds like you had a bad ground.  
     
    Glad you got it up and running. 

         
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