did have a lousy weekend due to a failure of this board Bios 3,17
got this board just yesterday and installed a GTS 450 Graphics, i5-4570, 8gb kingston valueram and some other components.
Everything worked until I made some BIOS settings changes (from legacy boot back to uefi boot, perhaps i deactivated internal graphics in advance)
after softreset, screen blanked and beeped twice two times. no chance to get in bios, no chance by reseating card, not even without card and internal graphics only.
So I tried to reset bios, but I think that is not working by putting out the battery.
So i tried this Bios Jumper to reset:
-> Screen didn't blank any more, short time to see the POST screen, but without ability to get in the bios.
Screen printed that I  suppress this message  delete passwords  some information about TPM
So hopefully hard resetted after putting back the jumper
-> beep beep , screen blank
so what to do?
Screen blanks as soon as i put in the jumper again, without it i do not have a chance to alter bios settings...
Arseerse, please try the following steps, since we need to be able to go to BIOS in order to chance the settings.
I would recommend you to troubleshoot the system out of the chassis with minimal configuration such as Motherboard, processor, power supply, 1 memory stick.
I removed everything already! Minimal config.
Starting without video card ends in 2-beep loop.
Starting with video card (I tested 2 different) ends in 2-beep loop.
Starting with/or without videocard and having bios jumper off ends up in this
"detected security jumper removed" message on the screen.
but i cannot interact with the computer, Bios is not accessible when pressing F2
I only can reboot ctrl-alt-del
@Arseerse, can you please remove the CMOS battery and leave the system without it for about an hour. You should be able to access the BIOS after that. Then, do a BIOS recovery to version 0314.
If all these steps do not resolve the issue, you would need to RMA the board.
@intel_haswell, are you running BIOS version 0317 also? Try doing a clear CMOS and let me know.
I tried the whole procedure like in /thread/44769 https://communities.intel.com/thread/44769 with 10 hours without battery an unplugged but nothing helps.
What have done before:
After my first start I updated the BIOS from 317 to 320. Then I deactivated the internal graphic and from this point I only get 2x2 beeps without any graphical output. I only got an output when the BIOS jumper was removed but in this mode I wasn't able to get in the BIOS setup.
I read some test and it looks like it is a very good board but this problem must be solved in a future BIOS version. The ability to deactivate the internal graphic should be removed. I think the options initial graphic to PEG and automatic disable of internal graphic when PEG is plugged is enough.
Today I sent it back to the shop and I hope I will get a new one.
Which BIOS version should I use?
Which combinations of bios options are similar dangerous?
Bye for now
next board on the way back to intel.
i got a new board and installed it, the old one is on the way back to the distributor,
i installed windows, everything worked fine.
I did two bios changes: activated intel RST.
and after installing windows i deactivated legacy boot in order not to wait for cd-rom drive and restarted:
ENDED UP in 2-beep LOOP!
no chance to erase cmos even with removing battery.
so i ordered the third board just now and this one will go back to intel
so DO NOT DEACTIVATE ANYTHING IN BIOS WITH THIS BOARD!!!
which Bios Version was installed on your 2nd board?
It's very difficult to let the bios untouched to avoid the 2 beep loop.
@intel: please check that back.
Guys, we already notified our engineering team about this situation. As soon as I receive any information I will provide the answer on this thread.
Would you please fill in the following information:
You may want to check the following thread from a user that was having the same behavior and he got it fixed /thread/44769 https://communities.intel.com/thread/44769
the thread is the same I posted in my 2nd answer with not effect.
But here the facts:
I'm also having the same problem. Changed a setting in the BIOS and now i'm getting the two beeps, a pause, and then two beeps again.
AA: G74240-401 S/N: BQRL328000J1
650W Corsair TX650
ASUS Radeon HD7990
the 2nd board has arrived. I flashed Bios 320. Install W8 with UEFI Mode and everything looks good. But I hesitated to change LEGACY support or deactivating internal graphics. Is there somthing new about this BIOS problem? Will be an corrected Version in the future? Have you recognized and reproduced the problem?
It looks like it is an general problem because I read many post from other users in other sources.
Bye for now.
We were able to replicate the issue customer are experiencing and we already notified the Engineering team about it. We are waiting for a resolution.
Has this issue been completely resolved in the latest BIOS release (BIOS Version 0322 - RLH8710H.86A.0322.2013.1003.1952)?
They look promising, but I was wondering if any of the Intel support folks that post here have had a chance to validate it, yet.
does not fix anything...
just flashed the 322 bios, have a running windows 8.1 UEFI install, tried to enable secure boot in bios, after exiting the bios, system does not boot anymore just beeps, no grapics output...
only way to recover for me was to remove the security jumper... try to boot... get stuck on bios screen... power off... place security jumper on normal, normal boot and can get in bios...
... i had a lot of crappy boards to deal with in my life already, but never got a board the has such a broken recovery procedure... i can only say: intel we won't miss you in the motherboard business, if you produce more boards like this one...
I can now confirm what krikkit says above. This issue is not resolved with this latest BIOS release (322). Perhaps this issue hasn't received enough priority with the Engineering Team, yet.
I have DH87RL+i7 4770+16GB RAM+nVidia GeForce GTX Titan.
I think with the press that this is now receiving, Intel may wish to re-assess addressing this in cooperation with their other partners sooner. As usual, the press is just re-hashing what has already been said here and getting facts wrong, but this is still another unfortunate blemish on the whole Haswell and Windows 8.1 marketing push.
Here's some of the press attempting to cover this:
The comments on these articles are very telling, as well. It is certainly very clear this is not any sort of isolated issue.
Intel, since many have already purchased the product and would like it to work as documented, when can customers expect that this issue will be addressed?
I have exactly the same Problem. Is there really no way to activate the internal graphics when it was disabled and the PCIe card were removed?
I bought this board today and I'm a little bit frustrated.
i have the same effect after disabling "legacy boot" the System does not boot any more, only 2 beep no grapical Output anymore...
the only way to recover i found so far:
We were able to replicate every step he did on the system, at the end after 8 to 10 hours without the CMOS battery, we turned ON the system and we were able to access BIOS and reset default settings.
If these recommendations worked for you, I would suggest you keep the integrated graphics "enable" while we got this issue fixed.