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P9X79 WS won't boot! No Bios or OS

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May 23, 2013 8:38:33 PM

He guys,

I put together the P9X79 WS with i7-3820 and 64Gb RAM kit (G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB F3-12800CL10Q2-64GBZL). Win 7 64bit. Everything was fine and I installed things and played games, but once I put comp on sleep, it never woke up. No bios or OS or anything. The mobo qcode reads "14" which means "pre memory CPU initialization started" and nothing else happens.

I reset CMOS, I also took out motherboard battery, and I also tested each memory stick. And with no memory stick, same Qcode. Can't flash bios. Checked CPU for any bent rods, its all clear.

I never overclocked. It's a mystery for Sherlock Holmes.

Any help would be appreciated.

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May 23, 2013 9:46:43 PM

Hi, Can you borrow a power supply and test? Check also the 4/8 pin power connector.
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May 23, 2013 9:55:05 PM

Lol I just did that! I changed psu but now it's not even giving the 14 qcode, mobo starts and shuts down immediately. On the Old psu and the new, all I see is power up for 1 second and off. Nothing powers up anymore :( 
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May 24, 2013 1:56:43 AM

It looks like a short.
Try starting the board outside the case with only CPU and CPU fan installed. If still the same, then I would RMA both motherboard and CPU.
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October 30, 2013 2:50:19 PM

Up!!
Anyone solved this problem? code 14?
I have the same hardware (P9X79 + i7 3820) and have the same problem. Memory_Led constant RED, and code 14 in Q-CODE. Even with no memory stick pluged in.
Already tried updating the bios (for 3 different versions) motherboard works, loads the new BIOS from pen drive but still not work. only the error 14 on Q-CODE.
Now testing only motherboard, processor and power. But with or without memory, hd, video card, cables.... always the same error.
Any suggestions?
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October 30, 2013 4:28:50 PM

Try reseating the CPU and checking the CPU socket for bent pins. If OK, test the board outside the case.
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October 30, 2013 6:55:50 PM

I had 2 bent pins in the past. but they fixed it and it worked after that. he was in the middle of a bios update when it stopped working. No crash. Just a normal reboot after the update.
can it still be a bent pin?
I already tried to reseat the processor again.
thanks for help.
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October 30, 2013 10:46:04 PM

Then it might be a corrupt BIOS. Try the flashback for updating the BIOS again.
If still the same... RMA the board.
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October 31, 2013 5:19:10 AM

ok alexoiu. flashbak apparently is working well. The LEDs blink as they should, and off after a few minutes.
Over the pins, I remember that one of them was not 100% aligned, but the PC worked.
I will recheck the pins and try again flashback.
My fear is to break the pin.
I'll tell you the result. thanks
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November 13, 2013 7:10:51 PM

You can't use a cpu with any bent pins, not even one. sure, it might appear to work but as soon as you expect high processing, it will crash the system.
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