Originally Posted by arrakis9
yeah i used the separate tool that asus provided to update the bios, even tried down grading to an older version just to see if i could get it to work. my board does not have a mem ok button on it unfortunately.
Another thing to try. Mount the 5775c, remove all sticks of RAM and reset the bios using the jumper AND pull the cmos battery for good measure. Then attempt to start with the ram removed. You should get an error. Then incert 2 sticks only. Power off and try to start that way. If it’s not the chip (highly unlikely to be just dead) though anything is possible it’s likely the ram profiles not matching up. I’m not certain if attempting to start without ram incerted, followed by starting with 2 sticks only will trip a mem check on the board, but going from my 4790k to the 5775c required me to press the mem ok button in order to have it do something. It wouldn’t start otherwise.
My friends Gigabyte Gaming 5, would not run the chip at all even all even on the latest bios. You’re on an Asus board (surprised by the lack of reset/ start men test buttons) so you should be good board wise. Something is not allowing the two to make a match.
Otherwise, as you i suspect it may be the CPU, but the chances of that are so abysmal low that it’s very unlikely to be dead. Wish you had a friend or another z97 board to try.
Also, which if any of the fault LEDs that your board does have light up if any?Edited by KraxKill - 11/18/17 at 7:38am