MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard won't Post on brand new system

I recently purchased a msi gaming 7 z97 motherboard from Newegg. After setting everything up I can not get the motherboard to Post. No video with or without my video card. I'm using an Intel i7 4770k processor and a corsair h100i for cooling. Memory is G. Skill Trident X 16gb (8gb x 2) and I have tried every possible combinations of dimm slots. I even tried another set of memory as well. I'm not getting any beep codes but all the leds light up except the msi led and the debug leds. The fans spin up and everything seems to be powered up but I can not get into the bios. I went through every step I could possibly think of to ensure everything is set up correctly. I went through the checklist that's on the forum but I'm still stumped, I could really use some suggestions on what I might be missing. Thanks In advance for your response, any help is greatly appreciated.


Here is a full list of hardware

Motherboard - MSI Z97-Gaming 7 LGA 1150 Intel

Memory - G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400mhz PC3-19200

CPU - Intel i7 4770k

CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i Watercooler

PSU - Viotek 800w (Using from previous build)

I also am using a 120gb Samsung SSD as my primary OS drive and a 750gb sata drive for storage until I can get something better but I don't have these connected at the moment anyways.

I'm going to try a breadboard set up and see if anything changes, as of right now everything is disconnected except the CPU and memory, I've also tried just using one stick at a time. I haven't been able to get any beep sequences with the Mobo speaker or external speakers.
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  1. I am not sure if your power supply supports Haswell requirements, could just be a bad board though.
  2. i have faced the same issue when i have finished the building process,i then got a black screen without bios logo so i put windows cd and reboot the system,after that the press any keys has showed up and followed installation steps and finally everything worked nice,only one thing the motherboard post beep,i think it is a common problem in z97 series.
  3. specs
    intel core i7 4th gen 4 cores
    motherboard msi z97-g43
    power supply s12 II bronze 620w atxa12v
    graphics card msi twin frozr (geforce gtx 760 2048 m of ram)
    ram 8 gigs
    everything works fine but no beeps.
  4. Xanza89 said:
    I recently purchased a msi gaming 7 z97 motherboard from Newegg. After setting everything up I can not get the motherboard to Post. No video with or without my video card. I'm using an Intel i7 4770k processor and a corsair h100i for cooling. Memory is G. Skill Trident X 16gb (8gb x 2) and I have tried every possible combinations of dimm slots. I even tried another set of memory as well. I'm not getting any beep codes but all the leds light up except the msi led and the debug leds. The fans spin up and everything seems to be powered up but I can not get into the bios. I went through every step I could possibly think of to ensure everything is set up correctly. I went through the checklist that's on the forum but I'm still stumped, I could really use some suggestions on what I might be missing. Thanks In advance for your response, any help is greatly appreciated.


    Here is a full list of hardware

    Motherboard - MSI Z97-Gaming 7 LGA 1150 Intel

    Memory - G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400mhz PC3-19200

    CPU - Intel i7 4770k

    CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i Watercooler

    PSU - Viotek 800w (Using from previous build)

    I also am using a 120gb Samsung SSD as my primary OS drive and a 750gb sata drive for storage until I can get something better but I don't have these connected at the moment anyways.

    I'm going to try a breadboard set up and see if anything changes, as of right now everything is disconnected except the CPU and memory, I've also tried just using one stick at a time. I haven't been able to get any beep sequences with the Mobo speaker or external speakers.




    I myself had to put the memory into slot 3 and 4 ( single channel mode) Impossible to use 1 and 2.
    Then it's was possible to boot!
  5. rreynolds1979 said:
    I am not sure if your power supply supports Haswell requirements, could just be a bad board though.


    As PSU will work with Haswell; however, if you want to take advantage of its new C step power saving states, you need a "compatible" Haswell PSU which is able to efficiently deliver a small trickle amount of power.

    @Xanza89

    Did you make sure that all of your motherboard stand off screws are being utilized. Make sure that none of them are touching the back of the board. Also, if you purchased it from Newegg, you can contact them and see about setting up a RMA. You could also contact MSI and see if they would be willing to do a RMA for you. They should also be able to walk you through some troubleshooting steps.
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