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Problem. First Build. Asus Z87-A DRAM LED.

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October 2, 2013 9:39:27 PM

This is my newly built computer.

Case: Corsair 400r
PSU: Corsair 650W
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB Corsair Vengence) DDR3 1600
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760

Basically, after the completion of my build as well as checking if every connection is correct, I press the power button and everything works fine, all the fans are up and running.
I quickly notice the red CPU LED lighting up for a second.
Right after, the red DRAM LED lights up (not flashing). There is no video output in this case.
I tried holding onto the MEMOK! Button thinking the motherboard will readjust itself with my RAM, but as soon as I press this button (without even holding it), the system shuts off for 3 seconds, turns back on, and the DRAM LED starts flashing.
I made sure I placed my RAM in the correct slots, and I even tried only inserting 1 x 8GB RAM onto the motherboard, but still no luck.
I tried untightening the screws of my motherboard as well as my cpu cooler, still nothing.

Basically, I can't even get any video output.

Any suggestions?

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October 2, 2013 10:07:33 PM

I had a similar problem with my first build, true making sure that the processor is seated correctly (as mine was not but i thought it was) also check for bent pins in the processor unit (very carefully), check to make sure your ram is seated correctly, and if all else fails test each individual ram stick to see if you have a bad one (one at a time), check to make sure your video card is seated all the way in as well. If none of that works, let me know by replying on here (maybe someone else has a better idea). I hope this helps at least a little bit. Please feel free to contact me about any other questions/concerns you may have in the future. Also please remember to pick your best solution so other people may learn from your thread. Thank you for your time, and have a good day.
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October 3, 2013 10:12:26 AM

ddbtkd456 said:
I had a similar problem with my first build, true making sure that the processor is seated correctly (as mine was not but i thought it was) also check for bent pins in the processor unit (very carefully), check to make sure your ram is seated correctly, and if all else fails test each individual ram stick to see if you have a bad one (one at a time), check to make sure your video card is seated all the way in as well. If none of that works, let me know by replying on here (maybe someone else has a better idea). I hope this helps at least a little bit. Please feel free to contact me about any other questions/concerns you may have in the future. Also please remember to pick your best solution so other people may learn from your thread. Thank you for your time, and have a good day.


Hey, thanks a lot. I'll see what I can do.
I'll contact you if I have any issues, you seem to be quite knowledgeable in this field.
Cheers!
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October 3, 2013 10:21:16 AM

LOL, lets just say I ran into a few things on my first build, I do alot of reading also. Also please remember to select your best answer so that others may learn from your thread. Remember that you can contact me anytime about any questions or concerns you might have about things in the future. Thank you for your time and have a pleasent day/night.
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October 3, 2013 10:21:46 AM

LOL, lets just say I ran into a few things on my first build, I do alot of reading also. Also please remember to select your best answer so that others may learn from your thread. Remember that you can contact me anytime about any questions or concerns you might have about things in the future. Thank you for your time and have a pleasant day/night.
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October 3, 2013 4:31:13 PM

Solved! My issue was regarding a bent pin on my motherboard for my CPU. THANKS!
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October 3, 2013 4:31:14 PM

Solved! My issue was regarding a bent pin on my motherboard for my CPU. THANKS!
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December 5, 2013 10:44:09 PM

ddbtkd456 said:
LOL, lets just say I ran into a few things on my first build, I do alot of reading also. Also please remember to select your best answer so that others may learn from your thread. Remember that you can contact me anytime about any questions or concerns you might have about things in the future. Thank you for your time and have a pleasant day/night.



Hello, I realize this is a dead thread but I'm having the same problem. when I boot my computer the red DRAM light starts blinking and the mobo emits one long beep followed by two short ones. I tried swapping the positions of my RAM but it doesn't help. The MEMOK button just resets it too. What should I do?
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December 6, 2013 12:01:14 AM

Might be worth posting a full parts list - including the DRAM kit used and its part number.
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December 7, 2013 11:51:29 PM

raja@asus said:
Might be worth posting a full parts list - including the DRAM kit used and its part number.


Sorry - I'm not sure why I didn't. The DRAM is 2 x 4GB Kingston HyperX KHX16C9B1BK2/8.

Case : Ultra Gladiator
PSU: Corsair CX750W
CPU: Intel i7 4770K
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660

Thanks for any help you can provide - I'm fairly certain this model of RAM simply isn't compatible with this motherboard :( 
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December 9, 2013 3:23:32 AM

wungsten said:
raja@asus said:
Might be worth posting a full parts list - including the DRAM kit used and its part number.


Sorry - I'm not sure why I didn't. The DRAM is 2 x 4GB Kingston HyperX KHX16C9B1BK2/8.

Case : Ultra Gladiator
PSU: Corsair CX750W
CPU: Intel i7 4770K
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660

Thanks for any help you can provide - I'm fairly certain this model of RAM simply isn't compatible with this motherboard :( 


That memory "should" allow the board to POST.

1) Make sure the modules are seated properly on both sides of the memory slots. A lot of users forget to push down on the EZ latch of the slot. I usually see-saw the modules in, by inserting the EZ side of the module first until its home. Then i push down on the latch side. Both sides should click into place.

2) Try using one module only, in either of the slots and see if the board will POST (just to see if there is a prblem with channel a or b).

3) Check the CPU socket for any bent pins if the board still won't POST.

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