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Hey guys,

I was wondering if you could help me out with a problem. I'm putting together a computer from parts he has ordered, but we are having intermittent bootup issues.

The motherboard in question is the ASUS M5A97 EVO motherboard. Now on bootup it sometimes will lock and have the DRAM LED lit and it will fail to POST. This often occurs on a system restart.

After shutting down the PC and turning of the PSU the computer will successfully boot into the OS normally. (I'm typing from this computer right now). I can use the PC with no problem for an extended period of time (though this being a fresh build it is not being stress tested).

Now I'm trying to isolate whether we have a RAM issue. The problem is that the RAM selected is triple channel RAM (Corsair Vengeance 3x4GB; 1600MHz). The motherboard only supports 1, 2, and 4 modules of memory.

Only 2 modules were used (Will this cause a conflict?). The problem occurs if we install only one module as well. Since we suspected the RAM, I installed some cheap DDR3 memory (Patriot 2x2GB at 1333MHz). The Problem continues even if only one module is installed.

The PC seems to operate normally once it boots successfully.

So I'm not sure if this is truly a memory problem (both models of RAM used are not on the qualified vendors list), or if this is a larger issue.

All help will be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 11
Using only 2 out of the 3 modules won't affect anything. What are the rest of your components? PSU, GPU, and CPU particularly.
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post #3 of 11
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The components in this rig are as follows:

PSU: Corsair TX750
CPU: AMD PhenomII (Black Edition) 1090T
GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
Heatsink: Corsair H100
HDD: Western Digital 1TB Black Edition
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
Optical Drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST.

Thanks for the help.

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post #4 of 11
Nothing out of the ordinary. Are you populating the memory in the correct slots? I'd also try different sticks of memory to rule out that as a possibility.
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post #5 of 11
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We have used the slots recommended by ASUS which are A2 and B2 for two modules and A2 for one module. We have tried moving them to A1 and B1, but that didn't change anything.

As mentioned we did switch to some cheaper DDR3 memory to try to rule it out, but we haven't used truly compatible memory yet.

ie. memory that appears on the qualified vendors list. Is it possible that its simply a matter of RAM incompatibility?

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post #6 of 11
Try resetting CMOS and see if that does anything.
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post #7 of 11
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Before clearing the CMOS we reinstalled the 2 Corsair memory modules.

The CMOS was reset following directions in the motherboard manual. The CMOS cleared successfully.

The PC booted correctly (and did so several times due to Windows update). However after running the computer for several minutes (and watching YouTube to get it warmed up) the computer was restarted.

On restart the PC did not complete POST and the DRAM LED was on.

The PC was shut down and the PSU was powered off. After several minutes the PC was turned on where it again failed to POST in the same manner as described above.

The PC was shut down again and the PSU was powered off. After waiting for a longer period of time the PC was restarted where everything POSTed successfully. I'm replying from this PC.

Thanks for the help.

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post #8 of 11
Almost sounds to me as though the Northbridge is heating up, causing it to shut down. Try to feel around it to see how it it might be. If it's hot, try putting a fan to blow air on it.
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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help El Capitan.

Touching the northbridge heatsings, it does seem as if it is hot, but I'm not sure if it's abnormally hot or if it is normal.

If the northbridge is running hot, would this not affect performance once the PC has booted successfully and is running (and heating up with more usage)?

It does seem like it may be some sort of heat issue, but I'm not sure why it only affects the PC on boot up.

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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Sorry, I forgot to mention one key important piece of information.

When all memory is removed and the PC is powered on there are NO beeps. The DRAM LED is on however. I'm not sure if this is indicative of a defective board or not.

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