SEARCH
ASUS Member ID
Password
Forgot password?
Join member

ASUS Support Home Location : Forum > Motherboard > M3A32-MVP DELUXE/WIFI-AP  
  Forum  
  Topic : [Problem]Won't boot with ASUS 5970 New Topic
Nate
VIP Member
Posts : 12
Level :
Tech Points : 2
From: United States
Posted:12/5/2009 11:50:00 AM # 1
My motherboard will boot fine with my HD 3450 and my HD 2900XT video cards but it will not boot with my new ASUS 5970 (1 Long beep and 3 short beeps - no VGA) and the fan stays at 100%(or at least it sounds like it). The video card works as I have tested it with other motherboards.
Things I've done:
-Tried different PSU(1000W) and memory (different brands Corsair and GSKILL)
-Cleared CMOS - removed battery as well
-Made sure memory voltage set correctly - also tried default values
-Removed motherboard from case
-Tried BIOS versions 1604, 1705, 1903, and 2002
-Tried all four PCI express slots

Again the 5970 is the only video card that gives me problems - all other video cards that I've tried work fine with my motherboard.

Any ideas?

Thanks

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
paulusx
Member
Posts : 20
Level :
Tech Points : 36
From: New Zealand
Posted:12/5/2009 12:23:00 PM # 2
Dont think its specifically just the Asus 5970. I just tried an XFX 5970 with the same problem...XFX tell me an bios update is forth coming but that wont fix my "no display" problem.
Maybe the new "2002" bios may help ?????

Worth a crack nigel?!

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
Sabertooth 990FX :AMD FX-8150:ATi 5970+5850 CF:16Gig DDR3@1866 Kingston:Perc6/I (soon Perc H800) (4x173G 15K R0 -OS)(2x300G 10K R0 -Games)(2x500G R0-Data) Dell 3007WHC
ralph
VIP Member
Posts : 57
Level :
Tech Points : 56
From: United States
Posted:12/6/2009 1:26:00 AM # 3
it is not the motherboard bios but each graphic has its own bios and in most cases it does not
 need to be up dated .  some times you do have to update.  this is downloaded from the graphic card  vender site. 

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
mb m3a32 deluxe w/wifi, tagan monolize case, phenom II 9550 3.0ghz, corsair h50 cpu cooler, ati hd 4870x2 graphic card, 4x2gb patriot ddr2 6400 memory, toughpower 750w ps., bios 1604 vista64 ultimate sp2. hdd seagate 400gb sata2 x4.printers epson r800, epson r1800, brother 5250dnt. scanner canoscan 8800f.
Clouseau
VIP Member
Posts : 1250
Level :
Tech Points : 752
From: United States
Posted:12/6/2009 6:23:00 AM # 4
Just a shot in the dark, but worth a try; two things you can try, clrear the cmos but repositioning the jumper and removing the battery or with one of the other cards connected allowing you to boot into the bios and make sure that port#02 (the top blue slot) that the Gen2 High Speed seting is set to autonomous switch and that the PCIE Core Voltage is set to a minimum of 1.20v (do not exceed 1.26v).  Good luck and let us know how it's going.

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
Antec900 case|PhenomII 940BE (3.57Ghz @ 1.4325v)|Zalman CPNS9700NT|M3A32-MVP Deluxe WiFi/AP|Bios 1903|MSI Twin Frozr III HD6950|Catalyst 12.3|8GB(4x2GB)DDR2-800@840 G.Skill PI-Black (4-4-4-12 @ 1.82v)|2xWD1600YS in Raid0|Antec HCP-1200|Pioneer BDC-202 Blu-ray ROM|ASUS E616A3T DVD-ROM|ASUS DRW-1814BLT DVD-RW|VISTA Ultimate x64 SP2
Nate
VIP Member
Posts : 12
Level :
Tech Points : 2
From: United States
Posted:12/7/2009 1:42:00 AM # 5
Thanks for the advice.

Since there was a BIOS update for the card, I attempted to perform this update on a working setup (different motherboard). However the ATIWinFlash Utility would keep locking the computer up - so the BIOS update was never completed (I did this update on a ASUS M2A-VM). Luckily the card still appeared to work just fine after this update attempt.

Then I put the 5970 back into my M3A32 - and it booted - but ONLY ONCE. It may also be important to note that I hadn't used this motherboard in a 24 hour period.
Then I attempted to set port#02 - Gen2 High Speed setting to autonomous switch which didn't work. Then I tried setting the PCIe core voltage to 1.20(keeping the Gen2 High Speed set to autonomous switch) with no luck.

I think the one instance in which I got this card to boot is related to letting the motherboard set for awhile vs the ATIWinFlash BIOS update attempt.

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
Clouseau
VIP Member
Posts : 1250
Level :
Tech Points : 752
From: United States
Posted:12/7/2009 5:15:00 AM # 6
When my board stopped posting for a while, I was at whits end.  I tried every silly thing imaginable.  Flashed the bios back to 0603 and then reflashed it to 1604.  Cleared and reset the cmos countless number of times.  I even pulled the bios chip turned it 180 degrees and reseated it back in.  Fired up the rig and then powered it back down when it failed to post and then pulled the bios chip again and turned it 180 degrees again and pushed it back in very firmly.  It has booted every time since.  I had left the board alone disconnected from the battery and psu for two days becuase I did not feel like dealing with it any more.  After playing with the bios chip itself after those two days did the trick.  So you may be on the right track by leaving hte board alone for some time and then come back to it.  Good luck.

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
Antec900 case|PhenomII 940BE (3.57Ghz @ 1.4325v)|Zalman CPNS9700NT|M3A32-MVP Deluxe WiFi/AP|Bios 1903|MSI Twin Frozr III HD6950|Catalyst 12.3|8GB(4x2GB)DDR2-800@840 G.Skill PI-Black (4-4-4-12 @ 1.82v)|2xWD1600YS in Raid0|Antec HCP-1200|Pioneer BDC-202 Blu-ray ROM|ASUS E616A3T DVD-ROM|ASUS DRW-1814BLT DVD-RW|VISTA Ultimate x64 SP2
paulusx
Member
Posts : 20
Level :
Tech Points : 36
From: New Zealand
Posted:12/9/2009 12:23:00 PM # 7
Sent my XFX 5970 back to supplier to get tested. Heard back today with the statement that they have no problem getting the card to boot. Cheeky buggers though are keeping it for a few extra hours for DX11 benchmarking...? :P
Flicked a msg of to XFX support about the supplier response and mentioned this forum thread.
My system previousy powered 2900 XT CF and currently a 3870x2 no problem so am unsure whether it can be the MB or vid card at fault.
May email Asus support to see what their take on all this is ?

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
Sabertooth 990FX :AMD FX-8150:ATi 5970+5850 CF:16Gig DDR3@1866 Kingston:Perc6/I (soon Perc H800) (4x173G 15K R0 -OS)(2x300G 10K R0 -Games)(2x500G R0-Data) Dell 3007WHC
Nate
VIP Member
Posts : 12
Level :
Tech Points : 2
From: United States
Posted:12/9/2009 2:48:00 PM # 8
After letting my motherboard set for a while - I tried the card again in my M3A32 and got it to work again!  I immediately flashed the GPU BIOS  - the flash completed successfully and the card now works great! I'm not sure why the GPU BIOS update utility kept locking up on my M2A-VM. It might have been that I forgot to disable on-board video.

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
paulusx
Member
Posts : 20
Level :
Tech Points : 36
From: New Zealand
Posted:12/9/2009 5:13:00 PM # 9
Hey Nate,
 can you keep us posted how things go with the 5970.
Just sent a support ticket off to Asus for info about possible compatibility issues with the MB.
My 5970 is an XFX and they are aware of my plight.
Unfortunate though that the supplier have tested it and said it works. :P (not in mine it don't)

Cheers,
pSX

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
Sabertooth 990FX :AMD FX-8150:ATi 5970+5850 CF:16Gig DDR3@1866 Kingston:Perc6/I (soon Perc H800) (4x173G 15K R0 -OS)(2x300G 10K R0 -Games)(2x500G R0-Data) Dell 3007WHC
Nate
VIP Member
Posts : 12
Level :
Tech Points : 2
From: United States
Posted:12/10/2009 11:13:00 AM # 10
Looks like I spoke a little too soon. It works - kind of. After letting the computer set for awhile (not turning it back on right away after shutdown) won't post right away. I usually have to turn the power supply off real quick and unplug power - then try again. It usually works within 3 or 4 tries.

  Reply Reply Quote & Reply Quote & Reply
1 2 3 4  Next  Last
Previous Topic:: Next Topic
Feedback for our Website ModeratorModerator: New Topic Related FAQ Related FAQ Forum Home Forum Home
Forum Model :
Legal Information | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Contact Us | ASUS Global
  ©ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All rights reserved.