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Looking for minimum hardware needed to get to bios Asus P8z77-v

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Just got board from rma and want to test it before selling it what's the minimum needed hardware.

Currently have cpu ram 24/8 pin power and hdmi to onboard port it turns on for 3-4 secs and turns off. Using screwdriver to connect power switch.

I rma'd the board prior for sticking at boot and usually on this board it has a led for each component an problem led lights up but it just turns off.
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minimum should be CPU, a RAM, Heatsink, 20/24 pin, EPS power, and a bridge to start it (screw driver, bailing wire, pliers, knife, anything conductive will work). VGA/HDMI/DVI may or may not be needed. Can't tell you for sure, as mine don't have an iGPU to test that.

As for LEDs to indicate issues, I know the P8P67 WS has Memory Light (Mem OK!), 4 PCIe lights (they are always on, so not too sure if they are any troubleshooting help) and that is about it. If the Mem Ok! light comes on, push the button and it will generally correct to a bootable setting. If the CPU works, it will generally boot, unless you set it to an unstable OC (like 5GHz @ 0.9V or something).
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Hmmm... should be working then not sure why it would just shut off. I only have 1 psu and its still in my main rig would that affect it still being hooked up to another pc?
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What you are doing is pretty much what i do except i use a discrete GPU.. Not sure but maybe the hdmi-onboard is the problem thinking.gif
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Can't hurt, but try a DVI or VGA cable and see what it does.

Also test the RAM in a known good system, or try known good RAM in this system.
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