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My MSI 880GMA AM3 Issue.
« on: 12-November-11, 05:15:59 »

Hello world. A few months ago I bought a open box MSI 880GMA Motherboard. Everything was working good, no need for extra graphics because the graphics that are built in (512MB ATI) are good enough for my needs.

However, one day, I decided to go with a new graphics card, to take some strain off of the motherboard and the built in GPU. So, I put in an inexpensive nVidia GT240 512MB. It was all working good. My cheap nVidia GT240 went out on me, so I figured no big deal I will just use regular integrated graphics again.

No problem, I thought... Once I took my GT240 out of my PCIe slot, and turned my PC back on, I got no display at all. None.

The only thing I can think of is that when I was messing with my BIOS settings, (I do not remember where in my BIOS), I ticked something to read my PCIe graphics only, and not my integrated GPU. I did this in order to properly read my graphics card.

Now, I think that this setting is not allowing me to show the display using my integrated GPU. I tried reseting the BIOS by removing and moving and moving back the JBAT1 jumper to reset my CMOS and BIOS settings, but there is still no display at all.

Does anyone have any advice, hopefully the MSI team can help here. Could it be the motherboard itself? Could it be the power supply? Could it be because the motherboard was open box, or could it be a BIOS error?

LOL, the funny thing is that I get paid to troubleshoot and go to school for it, but this one is really, really stumping my brain. I have never faced it before.

PS - I do not know what BIOS version it is. I looked at a thread in these forums that showed how to reset the BIOS, my problem is I can not get anything on the screen.
« Last Edit: 12-November-11, 13:24:31 by JasonNapolitano »
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« Reply #1 on: 12-November-11, 10:56:46 »

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« Reply #2 on: 12-November-11, 16:49:09 »

Oh, I am sorry. Okay, here are my PC specs:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 (No OC'ing)
RAM: 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333 RAM (No OC'ing)
DVD: LS DL DVD Drive
GPU: Intergrated GPU: ATI 4250 512MB HD
O/S: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HDD: 640 GB FreeAgent 32MB 3.0b/s
PSU: 575 Watt PSU

motherboard:
Motherboard: MSi 880GMA-E45 / 785GMA - E45
Model #: MS-7623 v.3.X


« Last Edit: 13-November-11, 01:18:56 by JasonNapolitano »
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Future Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 - 3.0GHz
Future CPU: AMD FX 8150 3.6GHz (8-Core)
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RAM: 4X2 GB DDR3 1333 (9-9-9-24)
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PSU: In the market...
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« Reply #3 on: 12-November-11, 16:59:03 »

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Now, I think that this setting is not allowing me to show the display using my integrated GPU. I tried reseting the BIOS by removing and moving and moving back the JBAT1 jumper to reset my CMOS and BIOS settings, but there is still no display at all.

Did you remove the A/C power chord from the PSU before you did that?  If not, please remove the A/C power chord first and then also take out the CMOS Battery for 10 minutes.

After that, re-test with one memory module in the first slot only.
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« Reply #4 on: 12-November-11, 17:02:38 »

A $25 PSU :lol_anim:

+3.3V@38A, +5V@40A, +12V@25A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.0A  :rofl2:

Need to say more?
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« Reply #5 on: 12-November-11, 17:40:53 »

Did you remove the A/C power chord from the PSU before you did that?  If not, please remove the A/C power chord first and then also take out the CMOS Battery for 10 minutes.
Yes I did, and still nothing.

After that, re-test with one memory module in the first slot only.
I tried this as well originally, but it did not work for me still.

A $25 PSU :lol_anim:

+3.3V@38A, +5V@40A, +12V@25A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.0A  :rofl2:

Need to say more?

Yes, I know...But it was by far the best deal around for under $30 when I was looking for a new PSU for my build. I think it is my PSU myself, it is what I was mainly thinking, besides the BIOS issue that I posted in the first message in this thread. What PSU would you recommend?
« Last Edit: 13-November-11, 00:47:09 by JasonNapolitano »
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Hello, I am Jason. I am a PC technician and the administrator of it-sn.com.
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My PC Specs
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Motherboard: MSi 880GMA-E45 / 785GMA - E45
Future Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 - 3.0GHz
Future CPU: AMD FX 8150 3.6GHz (8-Core)
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RAM: 4X2 GB DDR3 1333 (9-9-9-24)
Future RAM: 4x4 GB DDR3 1333 Corsair
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GPU: ATI 4250 512MB
Future GPU: nVidia 560 Ti / 1GB GDDR5
-
O/S: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Dual Boot w/: Windows XP Pro. x64
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Internal HDD: FreeAgent 640 32MB 3.0Gb/s
External HDD's: 2x750GB FreeAgent's
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PSU: In the market...
Future PSU: Corsair TX 850

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« Reply #6 on: 12-November-11, 17:48:17 »

Corsair CX-500 or if you have plans to extent the system, then a CX-600

A crappy old-school PSU like yours can create all sorts of problems, you can't build a building on a broken foundation.
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