MSI x58 Platinum
4gb OCZ DDR3 1066mhz
Core i7 920 2.66
OCZ Xstream 700w psu
HD 4870 Sapphire
Drives and HDD have been unhooked.
Everything is hooked up correctly, Ram is in correct config, PCIE is seated. The mobo gets power, No LEDs, No beeps.
I took out the memory to see if the board would beep at me, it did. Everything will power up mobo,gpu,fans, etc. But i will not get a post screen. After running for about 20 seconds it will power itself down, and then reboot itself about 5 seconds later. Mobo DOA? Bad Memory? (Newegg says the board is 1333mhz standard. But the back of box reads 1333/1066. ) Bad CPU? Anyone with a similar problem?
You take ALL the RAM out and the MB beeps signifying no RAM in the system. The MB is working to the point the BIOS beeps. Then you put ALL the RAM back in and no beeps. I'd say the RAM is problem. Try 1 DIMM in slot one only. If you get to BOIS set the voltage, speed and timings to Mfg. specs. Then add in the remaing RAM once you have it set up properly in BIOS. HTH.
Thanks for the reply,
I tried what you said to no avail, i tried all 4 sticks that I got. Tried them all one at at a time in the dimm1 slot still the same thing. Boots sounds like it might post, but nothing happens, resets itself after about 20 seconds. I doubt that all 4 sticks are bad, but I am curious if it has something to do with their speed. You think the slots could be bad?
Thanks for the replys, it was the ram. Although the box says it was compatible it isn't. Tried quicker memory worked like a charm. Guess thats what i get for getting something really new that doesnt support many stuff.
The difference for me was that I installed cpu, ram, mobo, video card, psu first, powered up and everything booted fine, posted, and recognized all 6gb of ram. But then I connected the drives and this started happening. So I disconnected everything and went back to the original but it never posted again.
I will try new ram tomorrow and see if it works...any other ideas?