Hey guys, I just finished putting together a new rig and for some reason when I hit the power button, things fire up, but there is nothing on the screen at all. Also, the LED's on the motherboard all light up and stay solid (including LED's that indicate the CPU is overclocked ...and it's not). Do you guys have any clue what could be wrong? Thanks in advance and will rep!
Also, LED's are on that indicate high north bridge loading. Nothing comes up on my monitor when I press the power button. It continues to look as if the computer is off (monitor is in standby). I also don't hear a POST beep or anything...
I unplugged everything but the hard drive and video card and 1 chip of ram and still no luck. I then unplugged the HDD and video card too and still the LEDs on the mobo were lit. What do you guys suggest?
hmm...I'm not sure w hat just happened but I turned it on plugged one ram chip in again (into a diff slot), put the GPU back a nd I let it run for few and the LED lights went off...I'm gonna power the GPU and see if it posts correctly
sigh...looks like the first RAM slot in the mobo is shot. bahh...I wonder if there is a point in replacingit...will I ever need more than 6gb in the near future anyway? Maybe I can just skip the first slot and run the triple channel on the white slots instead of the blue..
But just to make sure...this can't be anythign else in that case? If everything boots fine when the ram is in a different slot?
That;s really weird--they are the ones furthest to the right...I don't think I ever had memory like that. But I have only one stick in there and it's in the blue slot (the one closest to the CPU) right now. And when that is the case, it doesn't POST. Do you think that it might not be defective but just that it should be in the white slot? If that is the case, how can I test if that slot is working? In my old PC, Iwas able to test each slot by putting a single chip in any one (but it was a DDR2 PC). Thanks for the help! Please let me know when you get a chance because I just submitted for RMA and would LOVE to not have todo that.
Can someone please let me know how I can test the first blue memory slot (the DDR-2) slot? It sort of makes sense for the PC not to post if it is set up this way but I want ot make sure I don't have a defective board. This would be AMAZING if it is actually just htat I put the memory in the wrong place...but like I said, on my DDR2 machine, I could put one chip into any slot and it would POST.
Also, if it is any help, if I put one chip into the first blue slot (the one I tought was defective) and then one chip into a white slot, it POSTs. But if I post one chip into any blue slot, it does not POST. Can the blue slots be interconnected and all defective? Or does this just mean it would post with 6 RAM chips but not with 3 (meaning I can only use the white slots for 3)?
You'll have to check your motherboard owners manual. It has a very detailed section on how to set up the RAM. The white slots are the correct slots to use. I think your motherboard is fine. A lot of i7 motherboards won't post if the RAM is in the wrong slot.
Page 16 of your owners manual has specific instructions for RAM installation. It looks like you'd need at least 4 sticks of RAM to test the blue slots. I'm sure they're fine. Installing the RAM in the slots starting with the one further from the CPU is common on every i7 motherboard I've worked with.