I just received an email from Sandman about the CPU/Red LED problem that I had experienced. Sandman asked me to post my solution to the problem. Please see the following:
Originally Posted by murph2010 View Post
crosshair iv formula
phenom ii x6 1090t
zotac gtx 460
2 x2 Gb corsair 1333 ddr3
hey guys i just put together my first build using the crosshair iv formula mobo and it wont boot. the cpu led lights up solid red. iv reseated everything and im confident the cpu is in correct and all the ram and gpu. i think its just a rookie mistake somewhere in the build and am hoping u guys could help me out.
Response from Haknova:
I heard about this issue...i believe if im not mistaken is u need to have a lower core (quadcore) let it post and update bios..then reseat ur hex and ull be good..
Thats what i believe ur problem is..u got old bios that only recognize quadcore and lower cores..
Actually not true. I have the same Formula board and 1090T AMD CPU as murph2010. Haknova's response is quite logical in that I had to upgrade two other boards here so they could handle the 6-Cores, my ASUS M4A79 Deluxe being one of them.
The formula board is built for 6-Core CPU's right out the box. The solution to my problem was embarrassing simple. I'm ashamed to admit it but I made a rookie mistake and bent the 1090T pins with that darned-old Corsair H50 (which now lies in the back room).
Ah ... Well, Oops! It looks like my rather lengthy PM has been deleted by murph2010. Briefly, the following is my response to murph2010, which I believe from his response was sufficient.
1) Check Pins to see if bent
2) Don't use crappy HSF's like the Corsair H50, the Tuniq Tower, and the Arctic "something or rather". They were all a real 8itch to install and actually damaged some of my equipment.
Instead use only the Noctua NH-D14 HSF. It's ENORMOUS, but installation is stupidly easy and there is no danger of damaging the CPU or Motherboard as with the others I mentioned to avoid. It is very, very highly rated and was actually recommended to me by a friend on OCN. Just luv it, ordered another, and read where it kicks the @ss of many liquid cooling units - certainly adequate for 4.0 GHz. OC.
Sorry if I stepped on anyone's toes with my opinions. They are simply the result of bad experiences that I don't wish others to have.