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post #11 of 30
Yes, if you removed the power cord and then moved the jumper for 5-10 seconds, and then moved it back, you cleared the CMOS.

If you've done that already, have you tried using the memOK switch to see if you can boot? When the incompatability occurs, the DRAM_LED lights up. Press and hold the MemOK! switch until the DRAM_LED starts blinking and begins memory compatability tuning. When the tuning is completed, the LED turns off and the system reboots automatically.
post #12 of 30
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press the button when the power cord is PLUGGED IN?????? and ON?????
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by phantasmor View Post
press the button when the power cord is PLUGGED IN?????? and ON?????
If you're talking about the memOK, yes. Boot up, hold down the memOK switch. After the tuning is complete the system will reboot automatically.
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
If you're talking about the memOK, yes. Boot up, hold down the memOK switch. After the tuning is complete the system will reboot automatically.
you aren't serious right? i will try it..... but i am going to use a tooth pick, just to be safe
post #15 of 30
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you aren't serious right? i will try it..... but i am going to use a tooth pick, just to be safe
.....I'm not entirely sure what you'd need a toothpick for to press a button.

Let's go over this again..

1. Have you tried clearing the CMOS?

A) To clear the CMOS FIRST REMOVE THE POWER CABLE. After you've removed the power cable, move the jumper on the motherboard from its original place to the slot next to it. Look in the manual that came with the motherboard for step by step instructions.

2. If you've cleared the CMOS and it still isn't POSTing properly, try using the memOK switch.

A) To use the memOK switch, turn on the computer and hold down the switch on the motherboard labeled "memOK". When it's done tuning, the computer will reboot automatically. See if it boots.
post #16 of 30
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done and done, still back at square one, i liked it better when the cpu light was on and the memory led was off, taking to a computer shop tomorrow, against my better judgment, i just hope the stupid expletive doesn't charge 50-100$
post #17 of 30
Did you install the mobo standoffs? That can cause a system to short out. Also try booting with one stick of ram, sometimes a stick is bad and causes all sorts of problems.
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post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
Did you install the mobo standoffs? That can cause a system to short out. Also try booting with one stick of ram, sometimes a stick is bad and causes all sorts of problems.
1. the mobo did not come with standoffs, the case came with some pre-installed though, i will try booting with each stick individually now, thanks
post #19 of 30
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did everything i could to test it short of putting the components one by one into another pc, but i found a shop that DOES DIAGNOSTICS FOR FREE, i am taking my computer to them, because they will put every component one by one into another pc FOR FREE and tell me what doesn't work so i can rma it, that is a situation where i can not loose!
post #20 of 30
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newegg just told me that the cpu pins were bent, now, they decided to honor the rma and make an exception this one time, but i ask, if the pins were bent, would cpu light even be on at all, or do you think it happened AFTER the cpu light went off and the ram light went on?
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