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The red DRAM LED is solid but every few seconds the CPU LED blinks red.

I tried switching the RAM slots, even installing one at a time. This is a new build and I haven't done any overclocking on it. I haven't been able to get it to post yet.

I have DDR4 3000 RAM, an Intel 6600K CPU, and an R9 280X. I have everything plugged in correctly.

This is my RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233852

This is my first time in a long time doing an Intel build so I don't know if this is compatible. Should I return this RAM and go for a lower speed?

EDIT: I just returned this RAM and bought this RAM and this one doesn't work either. Is there some way to see what RAM is compatible with my motherboard?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MTSWFMM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Edited by Thready - 6/16/16 at 5:34pm
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bump. I need some help here.
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Have you cleared the cmos or hit the memok button?
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Have you cleared the cmos or hit the memok button?

I can't find the memok button on this motherboard and the instructions don't show one. I also don't have a jumper cap for the CMOS
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What PSU are you using?
Edited by blaze2210 - 6/16/16 at 10:51pm
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I can't find the memok button on this motherboard and the instructions don't show one. I also don't have a jumper cap for the CMOS


I'm going to assume this is your board, going from your title for this thread. You can just carefully remove the button battery for a few minutes while the system is powered down and unplugged to clear the CMOS.

Also post the rest of your system please, it will be much easier to diagnose and help you out.

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Quote:
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I'm going to assume this is your board, going from your title for this thread. You can just carefully remove the button battery for a few minutes while the system is powered down and unplugged to clear the CMOS.

Also post the rest of your system please, it will be much easier to diagnose and help you out.


I have an Intel 6600k, 16 GB of RAM with both of those RAM sticks used, and an R9 280X. I use an M.2 SSD.

I just submitted a refund with Newegg for the board and I'm getting a Gigabyte model instead. If that doesn't work then I know it's the CPU.
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