it turns out that one of the power supply cables wasnt plugged into my mobo correctly
i felt so stupid after i realized that was all it was...
If that isnt your issue Artie, try running your RAM chips one at a time to check if any are faulty.
Only other issues i can think of would be to check you PSU? if your system is like mine, it sucks alot of power, so make sure you at least meet the minimum power requirements.
hope it helps