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I can not boot the system at all. I have tried using both the A and B bios have tried resetting them with the reset button as well as with the bios reset jumper. The Dr Debug screen doesn't start and does not display an error. As soon as you turn the board in a red LED next to the voltage checkpoint jumper turns on and all the fans spool up but nothing else happens. I have tried booting using a discrete graphics card as well as the integrated graphics.

I read through the entire manual what certain lights mean it only tells what certain bios error codes mean but the bios screen is not displaying anything except when you hit the reset button it displays the asrock logo and if you hit the +\- it will show you temperatures.

Not sure what on earth to do.
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Recheck all your power connections to the motherboard and try reseating you Ram
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Originally Posted by Blade 117 View Post

Recheck all your power connections to the motherboard and try reseating you Ram

I checked the power but didn't try the ram I will do that. I highly doubt the PSU has failed but if that doesn't work I will try a different PSU as well but it is a high quality and has 2 8pin supplies going to the board.
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you realize that you only need one 8-pin eps going to the mobo the other is to supply more voltage for overclocking...

not sure if that would affect it or not but i would try
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Nick Shih asked me to send a picture of the light at that moment I realized in tiny print next to the light is CPU. I think I mounted the water block too tight. I pulled the CPU out and reinstalled it and all is fine. I know you don't need 2 8pin but my PSU has them and they can't be remove from the PSU so I figured no reason not to plug it in.

It is working now.

Thanks for the help
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Interesting that nick shih would take the time but very awesome of him to do so.
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Yeh it was awesome of him... but I have noticed he is somewhat active on this forum for people who own the OC Formula boards. Or at least in the main thread for each board that is labeled as being the thread to talk about the board.

I feel silly for not realizing words where next to those lights but to my defense I looked through all the manuals and did searches and everything. All my previous boards had the light locations listed in the manual with what they meant.

Next time I know... I honestly felt I was tightening it a little too much now I know... I did!

Also stuff like that and also how quickly ASrock has responded to other technical questions is reason enough for me to stick with ASRock... this is the first personally owned ASRock board. I have purchased plenty of them for other peoples builds and have OC'd the heck out of even the lowest quality board but this is the very first one I bought for myself. I think I will probably stay a customer... I find some of the included software to be useful as well.
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My asrcok oc formula has a bad sli bridge. I contacted asrock waited for two days for technical support. Then the person was less than helpful. THe tech guy took usually a day on average to answer each question and then once I had gone through the steps three times they and confirmed a bad sli bridge they then ignored me for another two days.
Contacted rma directly two days no response. Finally after getting ahold of rma and submitting the correct pdf the person then claimed they could not open the pdf cause i was using weird email(microsoft hotmail). Finally she got it in and three days and a weekend later I got my rma ticket. Taking a total of 2 weeks to get the board shipped back
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