1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 19, 2009 10:13 AM by Aryan2411

    DP45SH wont post - see testing in post

      I purchased a DG45SG and have been unable to get the board to post. Below is my configuration:

       

      1) intel DP45SG board with intel quad core 2.5

      2) Patriot DD3 memory - 2 sticks of 2gig (4 GIG total)  PC3-10666 1333MHZ

      3) 400 watt PS

      4) Gigabye ATI HD4550 video card

       

      I see on this board that there are numerous problems with this board and memory. I have not updated the bios due to not sure on the exact procedure for performing the update since the computer will not even post.

       

      Below is the testing I performed so far without any luck:

       

      1) Removed all memory and disconnected all but cpu and video card.

      Recieved 3 beeps and no video

       

      2) Inserted one stick of RAM with above configuration.

      Received no beeps , but no video

       

      3) Reset configuration jumper and restarted.

      Same results as # 2

       

       

      I have many systems over the years and lately using Intel boards almost execlusively without problems, but this one has me stumped. Any help would be appreciatred.

        • 1. Re: DP45SH wont post - see testing in post
          Aryan2411

          Hi there,

           

          From the release notes of the BIOS updates:
          http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17384/eng/SG_0109_ReleaseNotes.pdf
          There is a fix in the BIOS for the support of certain GFX cards.

           

          Step 1: Note Update the bios using the recovery mode only
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          Download the latest bios file from the website below

          http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/17384/eng/SG0109.BIO&DwnldId=17384&ProductID=2932&lang=eng
          Copy the bio file to a fat-formatted usb memory stick
          Remove the bios jumper from the board.
          Connect the usb stick on the target machine.
          Make sure there is no other usb devices connected on the system
          Switch on the system
          Wait for the bios update to complete.
          Put back the bios jumper to its normal position
          Try to boot the machine.

           

          If it does not work, try another graphics card.


          Try this after the bios update:

           

          Step A:
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          Now try to boot the system only with power supply, motherboard and cpu connected (no memory)
          Result:
          Does the board issue any beeps?

           

          Step B:
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          Put one memory module on the board on the slot dimm 0
          Result:

           

          Step C:
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          Switch the bios jumper configuration of the board to the configuration mode
          Switch on the system
          Result:

           

          Kind Regards,
          Aryan