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post #11 of 30
The hard drive connector is the same plug (molex connector) which should be plugged in next to the pci-e slot, but I don't see that causing the problem, though it might. The 4 pin cpu power has to be in, and the fact you get beeps tells me it's in and the cpu's running. The 20 (+4 ?) Pin connector has to be in too, if it has the extra 4 pin connector, make sure it's in, but it should run without the extra 4 pins connected. The 20 pin is the important one. Again , the fact it powers up and beeps, tells me this is in ok. Even with no drives connected, you should still get to the BIOS, so that's not the problem. One last thought, you Have the cpu fan connected to the cpu fan header? Some boards won't start without a fan detected.

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post #12 of 30
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Yep all fans power up upon power on.
post #13 of 30
The board only supports 8GB MAXIMUM. You need 4 x 2GB sticks. It will not work the way you have it. The vengeance you have installed is 2 x 4GB sticks. They exceed the maximum per slot RAM size. Fix this issue and you are golden.
Edited by Stuntfly02 - 5/29/13 at 10:57pm
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by jhax View Post

Got the new ram 1x8gb stick and still getting three beeps. Could it be something else besides memory? For example, the power connectors. In the manual it says there should be three of them. a 4 pin configured in a square, a 4x1 pin and either a 10 pin or 12 pin. I cant seem to find the 4x1 pic connector on mine unless the string of 4x1 connectors going to power the hard drives is the same plug.

Plugged in the 4x1 power and no change. on the 10/12 power supply plug i have an option of plugging another 4 pin connector (zip tied to the power cords but not utilized in old computer. the 4 pin plug housing is just above the 10/12 pin power supply plug. If i dont have the optical drive plugged in would that be the cause of the problem?

the 10/12 pin you are refering to is the 20 or 24 pin power connector. If the motherboard has a 24pin slot, plug all pins in. The only other power connection the motherboard needs is the 4 Pin CPU power connector which will be right next to the cpu socket. Any other power connectors will be for HDD or DVD drive. the 4x1 pin is small like a fan power connector. It is for floppy drives and you shouldnt need it.
post #15 of 30
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Okay so the new RAM i purchased (Corsair XMS3 1x8GB, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, v8.21) will not work...what a pain. And the only way to obtain 8gb is through 4x2GB sticks, what brand and model, it seems these boards are very picky. I do appreciate the help. What about 2x4gb sticks? Band and model?

Looks like these will be my best bet http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=95DE5285A5CA7304
Edited by jhax - 5/29/13 at 11:23pm
post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by jhax View Post

Okay so the new RAM i purchased (Corsair XMS3 1x8GB, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, v8.21) will not work...what a pain. And the only way to obtain 8gb is through 4x2GB sticks, what brand and model, it seems these boards are very picky. I do appreciate the help. What about 2x4gb sticks? Band and model?

Looks like these will be my best bet http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=95DE5285A5CA7304

Get 2 of those and you will have 8 GB and be golden. Max per slot is 2GB so you cant get 2 4 GB chips sorry. only 2 GB chips will work.
post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 
Alright got the ram today. The computer boots up to the BIOS screen, one short beep and restarts its self. This continues and I am not able to get into the bios at all. It will shut off and turn on every 10 seconds or so and this repeats its self.
post #18 of 30
1 short beep is standard post and means everything is ok. The screen you see is the POST screen not BIOS Screen. You need to just spam the BIOS key as soon as the PC boots up. Don't wait for the beep to start hitting the button. If that does not work you need to talk to the motherboard manufacturer about why you cant get into the bios. Some motherboards do a Boot loop if no bios settings have been altered after first boot or if no boot manager is detected. Since you have 1 beep we know you have correct hardware now, its just a matter of you getting into the bios. So unless you are expecting it to just boot into the BIOS on its own, it will not do that. You have press a specific button to get into the bios. For ASUS is generally DEL or F2. And believe it or not a lot of companies outsource their motherboard manufacturing. HP is well known for using ASUS boards in the past and the same with Dell initially. They now make many of their own but still outsource some.
post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 
Okay, I'll have to give it a shot when I get home. The only issue is that my keyboard is wireless so I need to probably find a wired keyboard in order to be able to get the signal to the computer faster. I admit I really did just expect it to boot up to the desktop on the first try. Do I need to plug my main hard drive into a specific sata port or can it go into any? I have it in sata 1 now. I did make sure that my boot jumper was on pins 1 and 2 so that's squared away. I also made sure my front panel power and reset pins were in the appropriate slots (signal and ground). Anything else I should be thinking about?
post #20 of 30
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So when I turn the power button on, the fans start up gain speed and this pops up, the small beep I hear shows up at the same time as the little black box in the bottom corner, indicating the BIOS boot menu. The screen disappears, fans slow down, speed up again and the process starts over. I tried pushing F12 several times before the screen pops up, same with F2 and F8 with no avail. I have tried resetting the bios (jumping pins 2 and 3), same result and clearing the BIOS (no pins jumped), no signal to monitor when this happens. So Im stuck in this endless boot loop.
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