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Hi - my X99 mobo died, will I need to reinstall if I replace with another model?

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Hello,

 

I'm running High Sierra on my hackintosh (Gigabyte UD4P X99 with 5820K 6core).

 

My machine no longer boots up - not quite sure what happened. Monitor doesn't engage and it wont reach POST BIOS. 

 

Removed everything but ram cpu and vga. Tried different vga cards and monitors but no joy. The fans spin up on the cpu, case and vga card, some leds light up, no beeps from the speakers and no video output.

 

I suspect it's the motherboard (although it could be the cpu) - so debating either replacing with a used X99 board or upgarding to Z390 with a 9900k chip. 

 

Question is.. will I be able to boot up my existing hackintosh in either scenario replacing the motherboard?

 

What is likely to be more compatible? Another X99 board but keep the same chip (x99 was a bit fussy in the first place) or a z390 board with 9900 (completely different but more mainstream)

 

Thanks!

 

Tom

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6 hours ago, pitrysha said:

Try reflashing the bios.

 

Is that possible if the computer doesn't POST/reach the bios? The monitor doesn't even activate.

 

Normally I use the bios to update the bios.

 

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Q-Flash Plus

GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without the CPU or memory needing to be installed.

Do you have the latest CPU supported by your GIGABYTE motherboard but do not have the latest BIOS installed yet? This is no longer a problem with the new Q-Flash Plus feature. By simply downloading the latest BIOS and renaming it on a USB thumb drive, and plugging it into the dedicated port, you can now flash the BIOS automatically without the need to press any buttons or even the need of onboard memory or CPU. Utilizing the ITE EC 8951E controller, GIGABYTE X99 motherboard BIOS can be updated even if your system is unable to boot. An LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.

 

 

For example    X99UD4.F22

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21 hours ago, pitrysha said:

Q-Flash Plus

GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without the CPU or memory needing to be installed.

Do you have the latest CPU supported by your GIGABYTE motherboard but do not have the latest BIOS installed yet? This is no longer a problem with the new Q-Flash Plus feature. By simply downloading the latest BIOS and renaming it on a USB thumb drive, and plugging it into the dedicated port, you can now flash the BIOS automatically without the need to press any buttons or even the need of onboard memory or CPU. Utilizing the ITE EC 8951E controller, GIGABYTE X99 motherboard BIOS can be updated even if your system is unable to boot. An LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally.

 

 

For example    X99UD4.F22

 

I see - I'll try that tonight, thanks!

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On 9/30/2019 at 4:25 PM, orbita said:

 

I see - I'll try that tonight, thanks!

 

I tried the Qflash plus (which the UD4P has) but unfortunately it did not work. The red light flashed suggested it was updating the bios but afterwards when I rebooted it, it was the same. It just goes into a restart loop.

 

But worse news is that I got a similar motherboard of ebay delivered today. It booted up ok first, but I noticed it was showing 47ghz so I thought I'd reset it and rather than resetting bios which is what I should have done, I cleared the CMOS and I've only gone and killed this board too!!!! :-(

 

The strange thing is, when you turn off the power, all the lights on the motherboard go after a short while, and then it comes on again briefly. I think that might be when I cleared the CMOS, which has probably damaged it somehow.  I think I might have tried to clear the CMOS on the first board too, so maybe thats what damaged it. I've cleared CMOSes on boards for years without any problems and now it looks like I might have killed 2 in a week because of it.

 

hm, now what do I do..

 

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1. Firmware lasts 3-5 minutes, if less firmware failed

2. After the firmware, several reboots to the first screen may occur.

3. Temporarily disable all unnecessary hdd, wi-fi

4. Install a working graphics card and processor

5. Put the ddr according to the instructions, one bar

6. If you saw the temperature on the first screen, most likely everything works

7. It is better to contact a specialist or on a specialized site

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Hi there,

 

 I get like the same problem on my Asrock x99 Taichi. Unfortunately I haved to send the MOBO to repair.

 

1. Try to change for a new battery.

2. Clear the CMOS like 30min short / and push the power Botton for 1min. for discharge the capacitors and clear the Bios.

3. Take out the GPU and HDDs, SSDs.

4. Power on and see if get the POST. If not, you have issue on your motherboard.  

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