I have installed a new DZ68ZV board with Xeon E3-1220v2, 16GB PC1600 dual channel memory and Asus HD5450 video card. Supplied power, pushed on button but nothing happend except that the skull symbol lit up meaning its sockets and some decorative blue leads beneath the board but there was no beep sound and no POST diagnostic LED or error codes on dual 7 segment LEDs came up. Tried to power up without memory and or without video card. The same results. Any ideas. Thank you.
What motherboard revision is your DZ68ZV?
Your board probably has a BIOS that is currently incompatible with the Xeon E3-1220v2: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-033076.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-033076.htm
Basically, to enable support for your Xeon E3-1220v2 you'll need a 2nd Gen Core series processor or a non-v2 Xeon to update the BIOS on your board.
My board is BQZV 14 0000 5C AA G4 1861-301
Also, I have just installed a new ATX12V 2.3 Antec Basiq 500W power supply in place of my old Linkworld LPG8-430W and now I do get something else.The board displays code 06 or 0b for fraction of a second then displays 1E for about 2 sec and goes into resets for 3 or 4 sec then starts again.
I do not have another processor to update the bios.
What are my options, can Intel take care of this for me. Let's say I send it over.
If this board is new, the BIOS is below the revision necessary to support the Xeon E3-1220v2, so I would say that this is more than likely the issue.
This QDMS document states that G41861-301 shipped with BIOS 1900: http://qdms.intel.com/dm/d.aspx/6938F273-DDC7-47DE-9C85-EE1239B01925/PCN111387-01.pdf qdms.intel.com/dm/d.aspx/6938F273-DDC7-47DE-9C85-EE1239B01925/PCN111387-01.pdf (Page 3 states pre change and post change PBA # 's from where the BIOS revision for the DZ68ZV changed from 1900 to 2161)
BIOS 2161 is required for the E3-1220v2: http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dz68zv http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dz68zv
You could also try a different video card since that seems to be the only variable left, as the E3-1220v2 has no integrated graphics controller.
If you cannot source a non-Ivy Bridge processor, you can always give Intel support a holler to see what they say.