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1 long beep and two short beeps cannot get to BIOS

I have a z97-a mobo and a 2133 gskills ram I don't know what the problem is. I get 1 short and two long beeps when I boot. please help
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  1. on older motherboards that was video post error. check the power cables on yur video card make sure both are plugged in. on the motherboard check that the 4/8 pin atx power plug is plugged in. if your cpu has onboard video try posting with the onboard video. (pull your gpu). get the same beeps pull one ram stick. if yu have an asus mb look at the last 4 number of the mb serial number that the bios rev. check to see if it at the last bios rev. if not use the usb flashback port if the mb has that feature and update the bios.
  2. If you have only one stick of RAM, try installing it at a different RAM slot.
    If you have more than one stick of RAM, try using just one at a time.

    Also, make sure that all the wires/connections/hardware/CPU heatsink are properly seated/inserted.
  3. smorizio said:
    on older motherboards that was video post error. check the power cables on yur video card make sure both are plugged in. on the motherboard check that the 4/8 pin atx power plug is plugged in. if your cpu has onboard video try posting with the onboard video. (pull your gpu). get the same beeps pull one ram stick. if yu have an asus mb look at the last 4 number of the mb serial number that the bios rev. check to see if it at the last bios rev. if not use the usb flashback port if the mb has that feature and update the bios.


    I took out the gpu and still got the same so I took out one stick and tried different dimm slots. I also checked all the connections and wiring but still the same message. my MOBOis an asus and the revision is 1.03 where can I find what the most current revision is
  4. what the model of the mb?? how old is it???
  5. smorizio said:
    what the model of the mb?? how old is it???


    Its a asus z97-a I bought it about a month or two ago
  6. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97A/HelpDesk_Download/
    1204 last bios for your mb.
    has the system ever posted right??
    if this is a new build...make sure the mb not shorting out you used the mb case standoffs. also check that the cpu is seated right and there no bent pins under it. if it has posted fine. look on the mb see if the cpu or ram fault led is on.
  7. smorizio said:
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97A/HelpDesk_Download/
    1204 last bios for your mb.
    has the system ever posted right??
    if this is a new build...make sure the mb not shorting out you used the mb case standoffs. also check that the cpu is seated right and there no bent pins under it. if it has posted fine. look on the mb see if the cpu or ram fault led is on.


    No I have never got it to post yet its a fresh build. the MOBO does have the flashback capability but only once your in the bios I checked the cpu its fine. the dram light is coming on
  8. smorizio said:
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97A/HelpDesk_Download/
    1204 last bios for your mb.
    has the system ever posted right??
    if this is a new build...make sure the mb not shorting out you used the mb case standoffs. also check that the cpu is seated right and there no bent pins under it. if it has posted fine. look on the mb see if the cpu or ram fault led is on.


    Could it be the ram is not compatable?
  9. with asus mb and dram led. can be few things. on the edge of the mb make sure the pci 8 pin power plug is in.if not the cpu wont post right. if your using an after market heat sink and it on to tight...can cause issues. on your ram put one stick in the ao slot first. if there no change put it in a1. then b0 and b1. if you have another pc with ddr-3 ram try using one of those sticks see if the mb has bios issue or the cpu has a bad memory controller.
  10. smorizio said:
    with asus mb and dram led. can be few things. on the edge of the mb make sure the pci 8 pin power plug is in.if not the cpu wont post right. if your using an after market heat sink and it on to tight...can cause issues. on your ram put one stick in the ao slot first. if there no change put it in a1. then b0 and b1. if you have another pc with ddr-3 ram try using one of those sticks see if the mb has bios issue or the cpu has a bad memory controller.


    The heat sink is stock. I tried each slot in that order no luck. I don't have any other ddr3 ram around and I cant find this specific ram model # in the list of compatible ram. could it simply be incompatible ram as the culprit?
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    may be that or a bad cpu. the memory controller now is built into the intel cpu.
  12. smorizio said:
    with asus mb and dram led. can be few things. on the edge of the mb make sure the pci 8 pin power plug is in.if not the cpu wont post right. if your using an after market heat sink and it on to tight...can cause issues. on your ram put one stick in the ao slot first. if there no change put it in a1. then b0 and b1. if you have another pc with ddr-3 ram try using one of those sticks see if the mb has bios issue or the cpu has a bad memory controller.


    smorizio said:
    may be that or a bad cpu. the memory controller now is built into the intel cpu.


    Thanks for your help. Im going to try and get some ram that is listed on the QVL in the manual and try to boot with that
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