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post #1 of 7
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Hello, I built my first computer yesterday and it wouldn't boot. Every fan is working and spinning, my mobo got power etc.

However it wouldn't post up on the screen, the only error I could find was that the DRAM Led was red.

This is the full component list:

Case: NZXT 810 Switch White
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
GPU: EVGA GTX 680
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 Vengeance LP 2x4 (White) Not on the qualified list but should't matter.
Power supply: Corsair AX 860 (Fully modular)
SSD: Samsung 256GB 840 Pro

So far i've tried:

-Resetting CMOS.
-Every single memory slot with both sticks, also ran MemOk! on both of them.
-A friend of mine who have built a lot of computers helped rebuild it from scratch but still the same problem so I don't think there was anything wrong with the build in the first place.
-

Anyone have any clue what the problem might be?
post #2 of 7
Did you try booting with only one stick of RAM at a time? And yes, the supported vendor list for RAM is there for a reason. Try another stick (supported), and keep us posted.
   
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post #3 of 7
Maybe pull out the mobo and re-seat it to make sure it's not shorting out on the case.
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by NewbieSteve View Post

Hello, I built my first computer yesterday and it wouldn't boot. Every fan is working and spinning, my mobo got power etc.

However it wouldn't post up on the screen, the only error I could find was that the DRAM Led was red.

This is the full component list:

Case: NZXT 810 Switch White
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
GPU: EVGA GTX 680
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 Vengeance LP 2x4 (White) Not on the qualified list but should't matter.
Power supply: Corsair AX 860 (Fully modular)
SSD: Samsung 256GB 840 Pro

So far i've tried:

-Resetting CMOS.
-Every single memory slot with both sticks, also ran MemOk! on both of them.
-A friend of mine who have built a lot of computers helped rebuild it from scratch but still the same problem so I don't think there was anything wrong with the build in the first place.
-

Anyone have any clue what the problem might be?

Well if you have done all these things i'm sure there is something wrong.

does your friend have a mobo that work? if so try your components on them if posts. then your mobo. but before that i've something in mind.

1- Disconnect power.
2- Clear CMOS
3- Remove all the ram
4- Place one Stick only .. if you did that. would you try one of your friend's
5- Make sure that the power headers are connected to the mobo. also make sure everything is grounded. it's gonna be a long process of trouble shooting and the easiest to start with is the ram. if you can use your friend's to try it.. it would be great.
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post #5 of 7
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Yes i've tried booting with one ram stick, tried every possible combination always that red light. I have remounted the mobo, all the stand-offs are in the correct area. I still think Corsair DDR3 should work with Asus Sabertooth Z77.

I will try with my friends memory, however they are exactly the same i bought. In a few days he will receive his computer parts(same mobo aswell) so i will try mount all my parts on his mobo then, that way we'll see if it's the motherboard or not.

I have cleared my CMOS but i can try again i guess.
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by RB Snake View Post

Maybe pull out the mobo and re-seat it to make sure it's not shorting out on the case.

I have re-seated it and i even put it on the mobo box to see if it was a shorting issue, updated BIOS aswell.
post #7 of 7
make sure your ram is fully seated
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