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borax
28-01-2010, 02:56 AM
I have just built a new machine with this mobo. It is 1156 with i5 processor, 2x2GB kingston RAM.
When i try to boot i get 8 bios beeps, this means 'graphics memory error' according to the manufacturers web-site, although they dont indicate what it means or how to fix it.
Anyways i have re-seated the CPU, swapped RAM around and disconnected the CD and HDD. I am using the onboard VGA port. I dont get anything on the display at all.
Anyway, i've come to the conclusion that the mobo is faulty, but before i return it does anyone know if there is anything i can do to resolve it??

Speedy Gonzales
28-01-2010, 07:41 AM
Is it the P55M Pro? What version of windows did you install?

borax
28-01-2010, 07:43 AM
Is it the P55M Pro? What version of windows did you install?

No, it's just the P55m. I have not got as far as installing an OS. When i boot i get no video displayed at all, that's via onboard VGA or DVI, just the BIOS beeps

pctek
28-01-2010, 07:57 AM
Take it back.
Buy an ASUS.

borax
28-01-2010, 10:33 PM
I've just had this response from ASRock support...

Please keep in mind that the graphics processor must be integrated in the CPU in order to be able to use the onboard DVI or VGA outputs.

What does that mean?

qazwsxokmijn
28-01-2010, 11:17 PM
You need a Core i3 Clarkdale for the graphics. I don't think the P55 chipset itself has a GPU; it's integrated with i3 CPUs, not the chipset.

Hence ASRock says the graphics processor must be integrated in the CPU.

Speedy Gonzales
29-01-2010, 12:15 AM
This is the only PM55 1156 mobo (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P55M%20Pro) which is the Pro. There is no PM55 (without the Pro). The only other P55 is the P55 (without the M)

trinsic
29-01-2010, 01:32 AM
i5 CPU's don't have onboard video.

LGA1156 doesn't have a north bridge so the GPU has been moved to the CPU of the i3's.

borax
29-01-2010, 05:01 AM
yup, turns out as you say the i5 doesnt support onboard graphics. So, i now have a new graphics card.

thanks for the help