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Biostar T5 XE won't post

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March 27, 2010 8:58:07 PM

Hello, I'm doing my first build in 7 years and ran into a problem. I have a Biostar T5 XE board, but can't get it to boot at all. At first I thought it was because the GSkill memory I had was too fast, so I got some OCZ memory that was on the Biostar (2x2GB, 1333MHz, DDR3) and I still get the same error code (two beeps, pause, eight beeps, very long pause, two more beeps), which I'm having trouble interpreting in the manual. Also, the LED2 light is on, while LED1 is off, which the manual indicates is a VGA error? I have no idea - could this mean that there's a problem with the video card and not a memory issue at all? Thanks in advance.

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March 27, 2010 10:42:26 PM

My suggestion would be to start with the sticky that's designed to help with scenarios such as this. Go through every step of the guide; don't skip anything. The link to the guide is in my signature.

Also, check out http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml for an explanation of the series of beep codes.
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March 28, 2010 7:26:53 PM

Thanks, T_T, I'll check out the guide.

Also, I know this reveals an amazing amount of noobishness, but how can I tell which BIOS beep codes chart I should be looking at? My mobo manual refers to both Award AND AMI in various places (although they only provide a beep code chart for AMI in the troubleshooting chart).
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March 29, 2010 6:42:38 PM

check out the link to pchell that I posted above. Those codes you hear will be explained on the pchell website.
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May 29, 2010 4:23:38 AM

You need to set the DRAM Voltage. DRAM frequency. And DRAM timing.
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