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Despite using PERFORM THESE STEPS BEFORE POSTING ABOUT POST/BOOT I still have a Red cpu led on my new build

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July 22, 2013 2:23:24 PM

Hey guys first off what an awesome site this is. I've been here many times and often find the answers i'm looking for but unfortunately often do not as well. This time I need to ask the question unfortunately as I have failed to find an answer.

Specs

Asus M5A97 PRO
1x stick A-DATA 4GB ddr3 3330mhz(installed in correct slot and fasion)
AMD PHENOM II 965 quad core black edition (the bios where set for FX prossesor support before i bought it)
psu 750watt fully working fully tested
all components are brand new
tower is a mars blue gaming atx tower and has 3 3 fans that all run smoothly when i power it up the stand by power led turns green when the power suply unit is turned on the the 24 pin conecter is securely in as is the 4 pin power connector to the 8 pin cpu power slot the power button is securely in place and all fans including the cpu fan are connected and run.

i have performed the cmos erase and taken the battery out

no standoff screws are not the issue as i have tested this out of the case!

the cpu and heatsink are secured firmly and the right way round and brand new

i used an earthing matt when installing all of these parts on a wooden floor and used static bags to rest the mother board on whilst it was tested

no static damaged occured!

yet the CPU led lights red everytime the pc is turned on and when i press the ramok test button to turn on the ramok led blinks red constantly for 10 secons slowly and the cpu led remains on all fans and leds on the fans light up.

:(  please please please help me
many many thanks
Leon
July 22, 2013 2:34:09 PM

there is also a 6pin cable from the psu that fits in the 8 hole cpu power slot but when i plug that in the mother board wont even start it just sits there with the stand by led on :/ 
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July 22, 2013 2:49:22 PM

I think the 4 pin plug in the 8 pin power socket is your issue on this one. The 4 pin plug is for an older power supply specification that required less power. The 6 pin plug that you have is an auxiliary power connector for use primarily on PCI-express devices such as video cards. Do you have access to a power supply that would have the 8 pin CPU connector instead of the 4 pin?

Your power supply or motherboard may have come with a 4 to 8 pin CPU power adapter that you might try as well?
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July 24, 2013 2:50:55 PM

Hi there dwarterworth, thank you very much for your reply! I am uncle Albert Leons kitten posting on his behalf as he is away ATM I have forewarded him this message and he tells me that yes indeed that may very well be the solution although unfortunately to find out he will have to buy another psu and when he does get his new psu on Saturday he will let you know wether or not the solution has been found :)  once again many many thanks kindest regards
Sir and Admiral Uncle Albert,
Of the Ministry of Defence and Secret Services
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July 29, 2013 4:49:47 AM

dwatterworth said:
I think the 4 pin plug in the 8 pin power socket is your issue on this one. The 4 pin plug is for an older power supply specification that required less power. The 6 pin plug that you have is an auxiliary power connector for use primarily on PCI-express devices such as video cards. Do you have access to a power supply that would have the 8 pin CPU connector instead of the 4 pin?

Your power supply or motherboard may have come with a 4 to 8 pin CPU power adapter that you might try as well?


nope still nothing I bought a molex 4pin and atx 4pin to 8 pin atx adapter and still not working there is still a constant red light on the cpu on power up and also the ram led still blinks red when i press it :'( 

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July 29, 2013 5:00:21 AM



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