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ASUS P8Z68 Pro 4 beep error code

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June 23, 2014 3:46:14 PM

Hello, I just got my new Mobo today, but after I installed all the components and tried to boot for the first time, I got a four (short) beep error code. I tried all the suggested steps (reseat memory, CPU, unplug all unnecessary devices, remove CMOS battery, etc.) to no avail. Here are my specs

i5 3570K (stock cooler, no OC)
Asus P8Z68V Pro
2x4 gb Transcend RAM 1600 Mhz
No HDD or ODD
2 chassis fans
Using integrated GPU for now (HD graphics 4000)
Can't tell my BIOS version because I can't boot.

Thanks!

EDIT: Could it be that the i5 3570k is not supported by my BIOS version? If so, would I just have to go buy an older sandy bridge CPU and flash the bios?

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June 23, 2014 8:11:49 PM

Indeed it is: Core i5-3570K (3.4G,L3:6M,iGPU,4C,77W,rev.E1) ALL 3203

You'll need to install the 3203 or later Bios and yes maybe :) 
Yes the red light is an issue, ram has to be in if it's still red went you boot press the memok button to reset if that doesn't help take a stick out.
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June 23, 2014 9:19:27 PM

Pibee said:
Indeed it is: Core i5-3570K (3.4G,L3:6M,iGPU,4C,77W,rev.E1) ALL 3203

You'll need to install the 3203 or later Bios and yes maybe :) 
Yes the red light is an issue, ram has to be in if it's still red went you boot press the memok button to reset if that doesn't help take a stick out.


So I called Asus, and determined that my bios is Rev. #0801, one revision before they added 22nm support. :( 
So now, I have one more question, instead of buying a natively supported CPU, should I just go buy one of those pre-flashed chips bios on eBay? How risky is that?

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June 23, 2014 9:37:06 PM

Well actually if that will resolve the issue they aren't that expensive and provided the exact bios you need is available then should be fine. You could also check with Asus if they can ship you one which I've done in the past and the task of installing it is as straight forward as could be just be careful not to damage pins then you'll be good to go.

Finally you could check with a local store that's big on repair or sells used chips like a Sandy you could use for a few minutes and update the one on the board.
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June 23, 2014 9:45:27 PM

Ok, I'll probably try that. I would try to find a used Sandy, but I live in the boondocks of Idaho, and only have one computer store nearby and they have 300% markups on their prices. 0_0 But I could see if they have one I could borrow for a bit.

Thanks for the help!
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June 24, 2014 5:55:29 AM

Your most welcome, cheer ODST120
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