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I cannot get this new computer to boot.


I've tried everything except a new CPU. Every time I get hung up on the dram light. It wont even boot with memOK.


I've swapped out 3 sets of DDR3, one was known working the others I have no idea.

CPU was bought used. I originally thought it was my old motherboard so I sent that bad boy back and picked up this new one (sig rig) and now get the same thing with this motherboard...? what gives?




I'm tempted to go get my Dad's RAM and CPU but he lives an hour and a half away and Im a broke college student...
post #2 of 9
Well then by process of elimination you have a bad cpu. Either that, or some very unlikely shorting problem in your case/bad power/etc.
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well kind of the samething happening with me yesterday. upgrading my friends cpu and i thought his board supported the CPU but it didnt. you should check if it does.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Well then by process of elimination you have a bad cpu. Either that, or some very unlikely shorting problem in your case/bad power/etc.
IDK, I'll try a bunch of other stuff today, no classes, Presidents Day! HEyyyyoooo
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well kind of the samething happening with me yesterday. upgrading my friends cpu and i thought his board supported the CPU but it didnt. you should check if it does.


It supports i5's and i7's. I have an i5
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I cannot get this new computer to boot.


I've tried everything except a new CPU. Every time I get hung up on the dram light. It wont even boot with memOK.


I've swapped out 3 sets of DDR3, one was known working the others I have no idea.

CPU was bought used. I originally thought it was my old motherboard so I sent that bad boy back and picked up this new one (sig rig) and now get the same thing with this motherboard...? what gives?




I'm tempted to go get my Dad's RAM and CPU but he lives an hour and a half away and Im a broke college student...

Check for bent CPU pins. That could cause the CPU to not be detected. Does the CPU LED even come on on the motherboard (come on, go off, and the the RAM LED lights up)? I had the same issue with my sig rig mobo and it was bent CPU pins.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/21/11 at 7:43am
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good pick on the i5, i have the same one myself, beastly little clockers

now check your mobo pins carefully with a magnifier, a bent pin can cause this, also check that your standoffs are in the right spots (i know this sounds stupid but ive seen people accidentally do it)

if neither of those work, you need another i5 my friend
Edited by PCSarge - 2/21/11 at 7:46am
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Originally Posted by TheSchlaf View Post
Check for bent CPU pins. That could cause the CPU to not be detected. Does the CPU LED even come on on the motherboard (come on, go off, and the the RAM LED lights up)? I had the same issue with my sig rig mobo and it was bent CPU pins.

Oh yeah it comes on, then goes right to DRAM light...
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
good pick on the i5, i have the same one myself, beastly little clockers

now check your mobo pins carefully with a magnifier, a bent pin can cause this, also check that your standoffs are in the right spots (i know this sounds stupid but ive seen people accidentally do it)

if neither of those work, you need another i5 my friend

Standoffs are 10000% correct.



Im gonna go clean the bottom of my i5 with alcohol.
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Im gonna go clean the bottom of my i5 with alcohol.
Ooohhh.. Got some 100% alcohol there?

Wonder how drunk would that get me..
    
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No cigar, same BS.


Hangs on RAM and my ... ... ...



I even took it out of my case and used a new GPU and PSU... lol NOTHING! AHHHH! I HATE COMPUTERS
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