I have a AMD FX8150 Processor in a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard with (4) 4GB PNY DDR3 1866 Memory for a total of 16GB. I also have (2) Sapphire 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI E 2.1 X16 Video Cards that I am going to Crossfire, but they didn't come with the bridge, so I've ordered it. I'm using a PCI X1 Sound Blaster Sound Card and PCI X1 Highpoint Rocketraid RAID Controller in the other (2) PCI X 2.1 X16 slots, since the Video Cards cover the other slots. For Drives, I have LG DVD-RW, LG BluRay RW, (4) WD Harddrives, and (4) WD Harddrives in the RAID.
After POST, if I hit DEL to enter UEFI BIOS the cursor blinks twice, and goes solid and hangs up the computer and on the motherboard the "BOOT_DEVICE_LED" light goes solid RED and I have to restart. I was trying to get into it because I already had Windows on the boot drive, but it's from another processor and board, so I wanted to boot from DVD and not HD.
So here's what I did to test against...Removed one Video card and removed the RAID card, disconnected all drives except main boot drive and DVD RW. I believe I also removed 3 sticks of Memory. Reset CMOS. Plugged in the Speaker to hear for beeps to determine any failures against the manual. RMAed the board, no dice there either.
So, the board can't be faulty, because I'm on the 2nd one now. The processor is rated for the board and the memory is at the maximum speed allowed by the board/CPU. Video cards are designed for the whole system, and the video works, so....
I did manage to get windows installed, but putting in a blank drive, but I still can't get into BIOS. My worries are if that's one thing that is wrong, what else might be? Plus, it's a freaking nuisance. Any thoughts? Thanks all!!!