I am having an issue with my Rampage IV Extreme which I have not found any cure in the internet till now.
I will try to sum up the entirety of it below.
Day one : In one fine morning, my system failed to boot up. PSU fans didn't spin up, the CPU cooler fans didn't spin, nothing. Motherboard start/reset buttons glowed. When I pressed start, nothing happened. Tried a herculean 10-15 times (Shutting power, starting after 5-7 minutes), and nothing.
Tried starting the system after 3 hours of break, and voila! It started normally.
Day two : Same issue surfaced. Normal shutdown the previous night (i.e. the first day when the problem happened). Waited for a few hours, tried. Nothing. Took out the CPU, reseated it. Nothing. Tested the PSU by shorting the green/black wires. Nothing. Reseated RAM, tested with different pairs of them, single stick/double stick. Nothing. Swapped the HDD. Nothing, it just won't start.
Day three: Set up my alternate system with same PSU/RAM/HDD. Worked like a charm. Wrapped up Rampage IV Extreme to take it for RMA.
Day four: Took it to Digicare (local Asus service center) and deposited the board there.
Day five: Digicare guy called me to say that the board was working fine. Asked me to take my CPU and RAM.
Day six: Went there, they tested it with my CPU and RAM, and the damn thing didn't break a sweat. Ran like it was nobody's business.
Day seven: Came back home, tested it. Nothing. Zilch. Same problem.
What might the issue be? I even tried a bios flashback to revert it back to some older bios thinking it would work. But it didn't. I fear another RMA won't fix it since it will work with them, and they will return the same board to me. PSU seems fine, HDD is fine, RAM is fine - what the heck am I doing wrong here? The board ran for a solid 7-8 months without a single problem.
P.S I am running the PSU with same set of RAM and HDD in a Z68 setup and it runs fine. Whenever I'm hooking up the RIVE, the motherboard just won't get turned on
Any suggestions will be welcome.