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Brand new Asus Maximus won't post !!

post #1 of 10
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Just done replacing my P5B that I thought was dead. Computer will light up and everything would run but would not post.

I check every connection and tested the PSU.

The LCD thing in the Maximus says "CPU Init" when I put power on the PSU

Then when I press the power button it says " DET Ram" and hangs there.

What's going on ???


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post #2 of 10
have you tried your ram stick by stick in different slots?
post #3 of 10
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yeah... trying to boot on a single 1gb stick now.. no-go
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post #4 of 10
What CPU?

I dealt with the dreaded CPU INIT error when I first put together my Maximus rig. The 0505 BIOS that mine came with didn't recognize the chip and it gave me that error. If you have another 775 chip, try booting with the old chip, update your BIOS to the latest "stable" version (0907) and then try again.
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post #5 of 10
Mine froze at COUNTMEM, and had to RMA it. I get stuck at DET Ram only when the oc settings don't take. Sounds to me like you can get that mobo going with either 1 stick of ram or a different set of ram.
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post #6 of 10
make sure you're at the latest bios as well.
post #7 of 10
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If everything is at stock maybe the voltage setting for the ram might be to low for my voltage hugger HZ's.

So to try the theory out i'm going to Circuit City and buy the crappiest DDR667 ram module they have, hopefully system will boot and I can up the voltage to 2.1 and swap that crap for my G.Skill's
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Originally Posted by equetefue View Post
If everything is at stock maybe the voltage setting for the ram might be to low for my voltage hugger HZ's.

So to try the theory out i'm going to Circuit City and buy the crappiest DDR667 ram module they have, hopefully system will boot and I can up the voltage to 2.1 and swap that crap for my G.Skill's
Wait, also this bit of information.
This board will overvolt ram by 0.8volts, so that may not be the issue. So don't get mad at me for the trip to Circuit City, if that's not what the issue is
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post #9 of 10
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the trip there did it ...

I wish I new my way around this board like the good ol' P5B

Don't understand half the options in this bios. I feel like a newbie

Anyways got the E6600 to 3.6ghz with 4gb if ram with 4-4-4-12 timings.
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post #10 of 10
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Wait, also this bit of information.
This board will overvolt ram by 0.8volts, so that may not be the issue. So don't get mad at me for the trip to Circuit City, if that's not what the issue is
if it overvolts by that much i dont know how any ram will last mine overvolted be .12 volts and my ram died you would be running at 2.6 volts just by leaving it at 1.8 volts
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