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So i hooked up my stuff after moving: double checked my connections etc, and now it won't boot and i get the DRAM Red LED.

The specific sequence of events is

1. power on
2. Cpu light moves on to DRAM light.
3. CPU light Flashes once before settling on the DRAM light.
4. DRAM light stays on without going off.
5. No Post, and no video.


I tried sticking 1 in b1, and in the first red slot, nothing happened. I cleared the CMOS several times and no change. I hit the GO button prior to booting, and still nothing happened.

I don't know what this means. I'm guessing its either the RAM or the motherboard right?

TIA for anyone with a clue as to what is going on.
Edited by Razultull - 5/19/11 at 4:16am
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Got my manual out to check out something. While I'm doing that:

What bios are you working with?
Did you flash the bios before trying to boot for the first time?
I assume when you say you put one still in b1 you mean a1?
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Have you got another pc to use ROG connect with.
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No i don't have another pc to connect to. I tried the lone ram stick in the first red one yes. I am on the latest BIOS as i have been running this pc for 4 months prior to moving without a hiccup and regular updates.
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Have you tried each of the RAM sticks in the a1 slot?
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Have you tried each of the RAM sticks in the a1 slot?
Yes i am getting the same reaction from all of them , which leads me to believe that it is a Motherboard problem...is my thinking correct?
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I would say so, its looking like that.
Edited by driftingforlife - 5/19/11 at 5:20am
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Yes i am getting the same reaction from all of them , which leads me to believe that it is a Motherboard problem...is my thinking correct?
Yeah I can't see all three sticks suddenly going bad during the move.

You've already double checked all your connections, you had it together the first time so I can't see you not putting the stand-offs in the case, etc so the motherboard seems to be at fault.

I remember seeing a thread similar to this a while ago where a burned-out CPU was at fault but I don't think there's anything to indicate that at this point.
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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
Yeah I can't see all three sticks suddenly going bad during the move.

You've already double checked all your connections, you had it together the first time so I can't see you not putting the stand-offs in the case, etc so the motherboard seems to be at fault.

I remember seeing a thread similar to this a while ago where a burned-out CPU was at fault but I don't think there's anything to indicate that at this point.
Yea i doubt it can be the CPU, i had a mild overclock, and never left it on without a cooler/TIM. I have checked all the connections again except for the 12-pin power plug which is currently underneath my H70. Do you think if the secondary power plug was slightly loose that such a problem could arise, or would the board not even reach that stage if the connector was loose?

Thanks again for your continual input guys.
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I will be taking the board to my local ASUS service center today, we shall see what is up.
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