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Good day board, new member here. I have built many machines in my time, and only got into overclocking with my old intel gigabyte +intel e6600 combo. It did me well, and I am now upgrading.

I am going opposite due to cost. (Went AMD + Asus)

Here is the problem. I was piecing it together last night, and it wont give me a post screen.

What I have
Re-manufactured Asus M4N98t EVO
8 gigs of PVG34G2000ELK Patriot "Sector 5" DDR3 2000mhz ram (I have 4x2 gig sticks)
Amd quad core 3.2 ghz.
2 gtx 260's

First question:
The board (according to asus's website) doesn't have my ram listed as approved from their DVL list. Is my ram "too fast" ? On their DVL list the highest mhz that board supports is 1866.

One caveat:
The cpu is one my dad loaned me until I buy my 1090T. He told me "I hope this cpu is good, I put it in a used board with some ram, and the ram got so hot the heat shields were so hot I couldnt touch them" He fried those ram sticks, because he put the ram and this cpu on a board that was no good.
After closer investigation, 4 of the pins on the cpu seem only SLIGHTLY off-colored from the rest. This could very well be the culprit.

I know both my cards are good, because they worked in my other pc. My mobo has an LED light, and once power goes to it, the LED lights up green and my ethernet port starts flashing. Once I power it on (before I cleared the cmos) it would run, fans would go, but no picture on my monitor, and my dvd drive would keep clicking. After clearing the cmos, it turns on, runs for 4 seconds, and then powers off for 5 seconds, then repeats. (My old setup did this after a failed overclocking attempt).

I have been told, I should be getting some kind of screen if the ram is no good, and also if the cpu is dead, but I think he is wrong.

Its a re-man board, an possibly fried cpu, and "unapproved" ram.

I am going to order the cpu here once I find a good deal on one, but can I get some input from the forum ?
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well u need to start with some parts that you know are good! i mean a possible bad cpu and ram with reman mobo is not a good way to troubleshoot. but just put the cpu and power supply to the mobo and see what happens? does it beep? does it power on? are their lights on the mobo?
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I would take out all the RAM and start it up using only the essentials, meaning take out all the usb's if you have any and use a stick of ram. Would be a good idea to clear the CMOS first. Easiest way is to take the battery out for a couple minutes and pop it back in and start it up
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