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post #1 of 17
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putting together a new rig for me self and:
it turns on and the usual stuff except...no display.
the DRAM_LED is on, emitting a red glow.
if I press the reset button, it turns off, and the CPU_LED emits a red glow for a second or so.

specs:
2500K
P8Z68 V Pro
Galaxy 570
A-data 4x2 1600
X-760

mind you, I have never toyed around a Z68 before, so I don't know if I should use the onboard HDMI or the HDMI on the GPU.
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post #2 of 17
Make sure the RAMs are in the right slots.

They are in dual channel if you put them in the center 2 slots, and they are in single if you put them in the left 2 slots.
Edited by GamerDaPro - 11/1/11 at 11:02am
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post #3 of 17
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Yes, they are in the two blue slots out of the two black ones.
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post #4 of 17
I had the same exact issue with my P8Z68-V. Make sure that the RAM is pushed in. I cannot stress this enough.

You might think the RAM is in, but it isn't. Push it quite hard and make sure it stays in. If it feels right, it probably isn't.

It took me a long time to figure this out. Eventually I pushed the RAM in quite hard and no more DRAM LED being on.
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Yes, they are in the two blue slots out of the two black ones.

that wont work. I had the same issue, and thought that I should put them in the same colors, but no it doesn't work that way and I don't really know why, they are like this now:

and work pretty fine.
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post #6 of 17
Well the LED's make it easy to find issues, So CPU_LED comes on then DRAM_LED lights up and stays on? If so, there is a memory issue.
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Well the LED's make it easy to find issues, So CPU_LED comes on then DRAM_LED lights up and stays on? If so, there is a memory issue.
no no no.
Turn on system
DRAM on
press reset
DRAM off, CPU on for a sec
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post #8 of 17
If the DRAM_LED keeps lighting then it is a RAM issue for sure.

You can try to "auto calibrate" the ram clocks on the mobo, by keep pushing that little button next to the DRAM led until it starts blinking.
Edited by GamerDaPro - 11/1/11 at 11:19am
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post #9 of 17
Have you tried the "Mem OK " button just after turning the system on ?
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post #10 of 17
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If the DRAM_LED keeps lighting then it is a RAM issue for sure.

You can try to "auto calibrate" the ram clocks on the mobo, by keep pushing that little button next to the DRAM led until it starts blinking.
ok, its blinking.
now what?
blinking fast too

also, when I turn the system on, the system turns on for a while, off, then on again.
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