About 2 years ago I built a sytem with a DX58SO. It has been a great motherbaord until the past few months. I've had constant headaches with it and today I think it finally kicked the bucket.
Basically, the video card would "initialize" and come on, and then I would see a solid white cursor on the screen. It stayed there and the computer never POSTed.
I removed a stick of RAM and tried again. The video card never "initialized" and the computer sat there doing absolutely nothing. I put the RAM back in with no luck. I did a minimal boot; no fix. Attempts to re-flash the BIOS were futile.
I think this is a BIOS issue (maybe it's corrupt?) but it may also be the processor (i7-920, D0, but it absolutely sucked at OCing). I've been using the 5020 BIOS.
Question is, do I have to replace the motherboard? The cpu? Or can I fix it another way?
Based on the tests done by you so far, I'd next recommend the following as a hint towards narrowing down the cause:
1. Restart the system into BIOS, clear the event log and load the BIOS default settings.
2. Otherwise, ensure the power supply is the power supply is 460 W., as minimum.
3. If the problem continues, see to it that the memory modules are not above 1.55v.,as the CPU itself is not tolerant to higher than 1.5v.; see the following URL: