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Solved: Xeon E3-1230V2 upgrade issue.

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  1. THELANKANCOMRADE

    THELANKANCOMRADE Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I am using an Intel DH77KC motherboard with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 CPU (Supported according to Intel website - http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=dh77kc) which replaced my previous Intel Core i5 3470. After installing it properly I powered on the PC but got the audio error code (BEEP-BEEP pause BEEP-BEEP).

    I know that the Xeon does not have an IGPU but I use an NVIDIA GTX 970 so it should be able to boot on that video adapter but its not. The beep code goes off and the PC just continues to boot and stays as if it has booted into Windows only that I cant see anything. I cannot even access the BIOS.

    Sorry for my English but any help to identify whats wrong would be appreciated.

    Note - Its highly unlikely its any kind of other hardware failure because I was using the PC fine with the 3470 CPU.
     
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    Your link shows you need Bios version 69 or later to run that Cpu. Do you have such a Bios ?

    If you do try resetting the Bios by removing the Cmos battery and/or moving the jumper.

    You're English is fine. :)
     
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    Hi

    Yes I tried resetting the cmos but no change, since I can't reach the bios to check the version I now need to refit the old cpu and see if it's the correct version then do an update if required.
    I'll post an update once I do check the bios, I need to get some good thermal paste to reapply since I already fitted the cpu...... :)
     
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    Okay I put back the 3470 and checked the BIOS version, it was saying it's the latest version available(KCH7710H-86A)
     
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    okay I think there might actually be a issue with the BIOS; I fitted my old i5 Processor but this time I was able to get into the BIOS, I changed the video settings to disable any integrated graphics and boot only through the external PCI-E graphics card and proceeded to refit the Xeon back. After retting the Xeon the no video error code went off again so once again fitted back my i5 but this time the no video error code went off this time as well, I was able to get back into the BIOS by using the maintenance Jumper method and enable only Legacy boot mode, turned the PC off put the jumper back and the system was able to boot normally.

    I Will update as soon as I get some more good thermal paste so I can retry to fit the Xeon and see if it will boot normally in Legacy mode.
     
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    ANd so I got my self some high quality thermal compound and refitted back the Xeon processor bottled in legacy mode and it works! Looks like in UEFI mode the bios assumes that since you don't an integrated graphics chip you don't have any video I put at all and refuses to look at the external video card, legacy mode with the integrated graphics disabled works. Everything is now fine!
     
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    That's great. Really glad you fixed it. (y)
     
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