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Maximus IV GENE 1150 RED CPU LED 00 Q CODE

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April 24, 2014 6:26:34 PM

Ok, so my friend got his system up, plugged the hdmi to monitor and graphics card. So he turned it on and no bios. On the motherboard it shows a red LED light for CPU. And the Q code is 00. And that isn't in the manual. Any suggestions are welcomed!
CPU is a i5 4670k
GPU is a R9 290X
April 24, 2014 7:16:37 PM

But the back of the box says it supports 4th gen CPUs though
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April 24, 2014 7:57:36 PM

Yes it should support the CPU with no problem - that link is to a X79 mobo which is a completely different animal - the X79 mobos came out for the 38xx series CPUs and need BIOS updates to run the new 48xx CPUs - has nothing to do with you - on you's you may want to go through make sure the DRAM is seated well or even drop to one stick of DRAM..then pull the GPU and see if it boots using the CPUs onboard graphics with the mobos graphics port....Also what PSU and model of DRAM? There's a few possibilities
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April 24, 2014 8:32:48 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yes it should support the CPU with no problem - that link is to a X79 mobo which is a completely different animal - the X79 mobos came out for the 38xx series CPUs and need BIOS updates to run the new 48xx CPUs - has nothing to do with you - on you's you may want to go through make sure the DRAM is seated well or even drop to one stick of DRAM..then pull the GPU and see if it boots using the CPUs, onboard graphics with the mobos graphics port....Also what PSU and model of DRAM? There's a few possibilities


Well, isn't it the CPUs problem? Anyways, we tried using onboard, that didn't work. One stick of ram, haven't tried. PSU is Cooler Master i700. DRAM is two Corsair 1x4GB CMV4GX3M1A1600C11
Does it matter where the RAM is placed?
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April 24, 2014 8:35:23 PM

Ok, well he said 1 stick of ram don't work. Any other possibilities?
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April 24, 2014 8:35:38 PM

Can thermal paste mess anything up?
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April 24, 2014 8:54:47 PM

Yes especially if any seeped to the bottom of the CPU or in the socket, can also actually have too much and possibly not enough...can also be the CPU cooler is too tight in a corner or on one side which can make the CPU unbalanced in the socket so all the pins don't have a full connection...might want to bench the rig, have a guide that might help here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1753671/bench-troubl...
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