ASUS Z87 Expert Motherboard - Q Code 13

Hello! I have recently purchased an ASUS Z87 Expert motherboard and for whatever reason, I cannot seem to get my rig running. When I power my machine, the q-code indicator shows the number 13, and then the whole thing powers off. A few seconds later, the machine re-powers itself and again shows the number 13. Rinse and repeat. I have contacted their customer service, and they seem to believe the problem involves the RAM. I purchased a set of RAM that is specifically compatible with the board, as outlined on their website. However, this also did not work. I called again, and they suggested that the board may be defective, and I returned it to my reatiler. I have gotten a new one, but the problem persists. Any help is greatly appreciated, and let me know if I missed anything. Thanks!

My specs are as follows:

ASUS Z87 Expert

Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4 GHz

AMD Radeon HD 6870 (x 2)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR 3 1600
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR 3 1600 (Recommended RAM)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W

Windows 7 64-bit
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    Ok, so it turns out that I am officially the biggest idiot in the world. On a hunch, I loosened the screw that was closest to the RAM slots on my motherboard. Ended up that I had over tightened it. Thanks for all of the help guys!

    P. S. How do I mark this as solved?
  4. No worries, glad all is well
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