Problems booting up for first time
I've just put together my computer(or rather, I contributed while someone a little more knowledgeable put it together) and I've run into a problem. I'll start from the beginning.
When I booted it up the first time, I got one long beep and two short beeps. I looked at my manual and saw that this meant that no RAM was detected. I looked at my RAM and saw I had put them in the wrong slots(DIMM A1, DIMMB1). I fixed this and put them in A2 and B2 respectively. When I booted it up afterwards, the beeping stopped.
The problem now is that nothing is happening. My motherboard's receiving power(lights are flashing) and so are my fans. My videocard's fan is running as well. However, I get no beep at all nor do I see anything appear on screen. After a while, my monitor, which is an HDTV, tells me that there is no signal and that it's turning off in five minutes(Yes, I have it on the proper input). I've tried inserting the ASUS BIOS CD.
My apologies for the messiness of the case. I haven't organized the cables yet(I wanted to check whether it worked first, then organize). If you need anymore/better pictures, let me know. Hopefully you can help, I'm a little stumped as to what to do.
Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.5 Ghz (3.8Ghz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W ($244.40)
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CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Universal CPU Cooler ($30.48)
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Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA 1155 ($212.73)
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada
RAM: TWO Samsung MV-3V4G3/US Desktop Memory Module 4GB, PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz
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Video Card: MSI N680GTX-PM2D2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB
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Hard Drive: Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive ($89.79)
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CD reader: ASUS DRW-24B1ST
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black - DirectCanada
Power Supply: Corsair Professional HX 750W Modular Power Supply
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - DirectCanada
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT
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Keyboard: Microsoft ANB Wired Keyboard 600
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Monitor: Sharp Aquos LC-32GP3U-R
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You could try with just one stick of ram installed. If it doesn't post, then remove that stick and try with the other. Is there a ''mem-ok!'' button on that board?, you could try that i suppose. If that doesn't work, then you could try clearing your cmos (Should be a button for that). And if that fails, then I would carefully take the system apart and put it back together out of the case. Put the motherboard on top of your motherboard box, add one stick of ram, the video card, and hook up a monitor and keyboard only - no hard drives or dvd drive. Try powering up again after making sure all the power cables are installed properly. You could also try reseating the cpu. Thats all I can really think of at the moment.
I've tried one stick of RAM and then the other as you suggested, but nothing happened on screen.
When you mentioned the mem-OK! button I saw that it was already lit up red. I'm assuming that's bad, right? I pressed it and the computer shut down temporarily, rebooted, and then there was red blinking for about thirty seconds. Then the mem-OK! light returned to a solid red. Nothing happened on-screen.
I'm looking for the CMOS button you suggested now. Thanks for the help.
Check the 8-pin power connector running up to the top lefthand corner of the board, next to the CPU. You want to make sure it does NOT say PCI-E on the connector. Look for another 8-pin connector if it DOES say PCI-E. Make sure you're using the split EPS connector.
I'm talking about the cable at the top of the frame of this picture. It should be an 8-pin connector that splits into 2x 4-pin connectors, that comes directly out of the powersupply. It should NOT be one of the cables that can be disconnected.
i did not see your memory on the qualified memory vendors list for that board. you might want to check on that.
maybe try something on the list.
If the cable says CPU on it, that's the EPS connector he's talking about.
I'd remove the board from the case, and try booting with CPU and 1 stick of ram only. Not even GPU, use the onboard. You're trying to make sure nothing is shorted out in the case. If it boots, then install in case and try again. If it boots again in the case, then add components/connections 1 at a time.
Problem solved. I just took out the videocard and RAM, and put them back in and everything worked =P. I'm not sure what caused the problem..
Thanks for the help. I appreciate it =)
Most likely your GPU wasn't pushed in properly.
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