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post #1 of 9
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Okay, so here goes. I built my first rig (yay!). BUT, I can't get it to post. I've tried everything. Here's what I've tried:

Reseating the RAM (e.g. 1 stick in each slot, 2 sticks, etc.)
Using the stock cooler
Reseating the CPU
Reapplying the thermal paste
Clearing the CMOS
Reseating every single component (Video card, removing HDD, SSD, etc.)
Checking if there were any extra motherboard standoffs
Checking the motherboard power cables (24-pin, supplementary)

NOTHING WORKS! Does this mean it's a dead CPU or motherboard?

I'm really pissed off that it's not working. Please HELP!

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
might be a very stupid suggestion...but do u have the 8 pin plugged? i missed that my first time...was so excited to get the H80 in i totally forgot and it was blocking it so i couldn't see it. just a thought...
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post #3 of 9
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the 8pin? as in the supplementary CPU power? I think that's what it's called. I plugged that in, haha.
post #4 of 9
Get as much stickers/tape stuff like that u can, take of the mobo and paste on the metal case plate so there can be no short-circuit. There is a blue backplate put something on that on each end.

Boot with 1 ram in first slot or 2 slot.

Check that the ram sits correctly

check again, be very certain.

Take out the bios reboot jumper for more than 5 seconds

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5 seconds

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5 seconds


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like this and boot

This worked for me

Good luck.
post #5 of 9
My buddy and I just yesterday made our first build with the same MOBO and had the exact same problem (see this post below)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1188666/asus-p8z68-v-pro-gen3-chassis-fan-problem

Try disconnecting any of the chassis fan connectors you have--or better yet don't even power your chassis fans. This could be a problem with the P8Z68-V/GEN3??

-Clark
post #6 of 9
I alsow uppdated firmware on my ssd disk on the old mobo "ocz vertex 2" before.
Not that i think that matters.

Anyone had any luck with resetting the bios, physically?
post #7 of 9
TPU and EPU switch???
post #8 of 9
Remove the CPU from the socket and clear CMOS (must do it with the CPU out) and place a single memory module in the slot furthest from the CPU, and see if the board will POST. Remove all USB devices apart from the keyboard also. Might be worth listing parts here, too.

-Raja
post #9 of 9
I had an issue with no boot but it was a PSU problem. What kind of power are you using? Remove anything unnecessary like hard drives and USB connections. The CPU led makes me think there's an issue with either the retention latch isn't secure or something happened to a pin. If you have bent pins on the 1155 socket I would rma the mobo. CPU shouldn't have bent pins either. The mobo might be shorting on something too from improper contact somewhere in the case. Have you tried running it outside the case? New builds are exciting but work the problem in a systematic approach.
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