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Hi guys and gals, I have a problem with my ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard.

I Recently got myself a R3E from a mate to replace my P6X58D premium. I put the R3E into my 800D along with 980x, 6gb corsair 1866c7, 1250W enermax, 580 FTW2 SLI. It did not post...

When I press the 'power' button the system starts for less than a second then stops. The only error led that shows near 24pin atx plug is the cpu led, though this is brief as the boards on and off so fast.

What I have done
I figured it must be a cpu issue so I tried a 930 with the same result. I had a very close look at the pins in the cpu socket, got my brother to have a close look too, everything seems right.

I had both 8pin plugs in the board using my enermax, I tried using just the top 8pin then only the bottom 8pin. I tried with both moles plugs in then one then the other. Tried all varying combination with the PSU, all amount to the same problem. I tried this with a corsair HX650 (or is it 620?) also tried with a antec signature 850W

I had 3 sticks of my corsair memory in the red dimms. I tried with just one stick in each of the red then black dimms. I tried some G-skill memory, that was working with the rampage perfectly before I got it, and it made no difference.

I had two EVGA GTX580 FTW hydro copper 2 in the 16/16 PCI-e slots (1st & 3rd). I tried using a GTS250 in the first PCI-e slot, also tried using a 8800 Ultra in the first slot. This made no difference

I also tried all this outside of the case on a piece of cardboard, just in case something in my case was shorting the base of the mobo. I have removed battery and resetting bios, switching to 2nd bios and resetting, varying combination's.

The memory, cpu, gpu are incorporated in my water loop. There has been zero leaks as I ran the pump with a spare PSU to ensure air was removed from loop and that it did not leak.

Now I have put the 980x, corsair memory, dual 580's back on my P6X58D premium into my 800D and everything runs fine.

I assume this means something is wrong with my R3E
Edited by Wombycat - 3/13/11 at 7:33pm
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I assume this means something is wrong with my R3E
It can be...you tried so many things...have you tried basics? Putting the CPU only and a speaker and see if it starts and beeps for memory and GPU fail? CPU+RAM and beeps for GPU missing?

Every PSU cable is connected properly?
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Have you tried resetting the bios or or using different ram slots? Make sure your 2 x 4 pin power connectors above the cpu is securely connected too
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This is a common problem with the R3E. Keep messing with it clearing the bios is almost always a quick fix. Mine has this problem, but I am using it right now.

RMA is imminent, mine is being advance RMAed as we speak for the exact same problem.
    
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It can be...you tried so many things...have you tried basics? Putting the CPU only and a speaker and see if it starts and beeps for memory and GPU fail? CPU+RAM and beeps for GPU missing?

Every PSU cable is connected properly?
Yep tried that too. I tried with nothing in the board also. Cant get a beep out of this board.

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Have you tried resetting the bios or or using different ram slots? Make sure your 2 x 4 pin power connectors above the cpu is securely connected too
I tried using both bios and resetting each. I am sure I had these plugged in right, after using 3 different PSU's

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This is a common problem with the R3E. Keep messing with it clearing the bios is almost always a quick fix. Mine has this problem, but I am using it right now.

RMA is imminent, mine is being advance RMAed as we speak for the exact same problem.
I think i must have reset either BIOS 20 times, if it worked just once I would feel better.

I guess its time to RMA this board
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