[SOLVED] Asus P8H67-M LX no display with Xeon E3-1230 V2?

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No display everything turns on and works. Had an i5 2500 in before and system worked no issues so everything works but I dont have the i5 2500 anymore I put in the xeon and it turns on but no display.

Specs Motherboard: Asus P8H67-M LX
CPU: Xeon E3-1230 V2
GPU: HIS 7850 Ice-Q
Ram: 2x8GB A-Tech Ram
PSU: 80W bronze 550W HEC-550TB
 

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The i5 2500 came out Jan 9, 2011.
The Xeon E3 1230 V2 came out May 14th, 2012.

Support for Xeon was later added. Version 1401 and later has been validated to support the Xeon. Anything under that, and it won't work. I would advise downloading the latest BIOS. Do keep in mind there's a slight dilemma. The Asus P8H67-M LX has been validated for the Xeon E3-1230. It did not explicitly state Xeon E3-1230 V2. There's also the fact this motherboard has no method to update the BIOS without first having a functional CPU. It does not have a EZ Flash button on the motherboard nor a EZ Flash dedicated USB slot. I've scavenged around the manual and there's nothing.

But, there's still a slight glimmer of hope. Lets assume your BIOS version is 1401 or above. First try disconnecting the power cord, switching off the PSU, then pulling out the CMOS battery (2032 button battery). Let it sit a couple minutes. Return everything to its proper place some time later then try powering on again. If nothing, perhaps the RAM isn't properly configured/incompatible. Turn on your computer then look for the MemOk! button/indicator. It is near the 24 pin connector. If you see the indicator continuously switching lights, you have a RAM issue. Simply push the MemOk! button if that's the case and hopefully it can sort things out.

 
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The i5 2500 came out Jan 9, 2011.
The Xeon E3 1230 V2 came out May 14th, 2012.

Support for Xeon was later added. Version 1401 and later has been validated to support the Xeon. Anything under that, and it won't work. I would advise downloading the latest BIOS. Do keep in mind there's a slight dilemma. The Asus P8H67-M LX has been validated for the Xeon E3-1230. It did not explicitly state Xeon E3-1230 V2. There's also the fact this motherboard has no method to update the BIOS without first having a functional CPU. It does not have a EZ Flash button on the motherboard nor a EZ Flash dedicated USB slot. I've scavenged around the manual and there's nothing.

But, there's still a slight glimmer of hope. Lets assume your BIOS version is 1401 or above. First try disconnecting the power cord, switching off the PSU, then pulling out the CMOS battery (2032 button battery). Let it sit a couple minutes. Return everything to its proper place some time later then try powering on again. If nothing, perhaps the RAM isn't properly configured/incompatible. Turn on your computer then look for the MemOk! button/indicator. It is near the 24 pin connector. If you see the indicator continuously switching lights, you have a RAM issue. Simply push the MemOk! button if that's the case and hopefully it can sort things out.

 
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djholley

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The i5 2500 came out Jan 9, 2011.
The Xeon E3 1230 V2 came out May 14th, 2012.

Support for Xeon was later added. Version 1401 and later has been validated to support the Xeon. Anything under that, and it won't work. I would advise downloading the latest BIOS. Do keep in mind there's a slight dilemma. The Asus P8H67-M LX has been validated for the Xeon E3-1230. It did not explicitly state Xeon E3-1230 V2. There's also the fact this motherboard has no method to update the BIOS without first having a functional CPU. It does not have a EZ Flash button on the motherboard nor a EZ Flash dedicated USB slot. I've scavenged around the manual and there's nothing.

But, there's still a slight glimmer of hope. Lets assume your BIOS version is 1401 or above. First try disconnecting the power cord, switching off the PSU, then pulling out the CMOS battery (2032 button battery). Let it sit a couple minutes. Return everything to its proper place some time later then try powering on again. If nothing, perhaps the RAM isn't properly configured/incompatible. Turn on your computer then look for the MemOk! button/indicator. It is near the 24 pin connector. If you see the indicator continuously switching lights, you have a RAM issue. Simply push the MemOk! button if that's the case and hopefully it can sort things out.

Yup this was exactly it! it was a very old bios from 2011. Updated the Bios and we are good to go.
 

djholley

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Glad to hear you got it working. Was afraid you wouldn't have a compatible CPU to perform the BIOS update to begin with.
I managed to get a i5 2500, i5 2130 and a i3 2100 also a i5 3570k that didn’t work so he didn’t want to sell it but the other 3 10 mins away for $30 right after I made this post so Im Happy I already sold the i52500 for $20 so I’m slowly making the money back thanks a lot for the help
 

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