I just joined this site and it seems to be pretty helpful. Anyways, i'm currently working on a new rig and I'm having a boot up issue. I'm using Mushkin DD3 1600 Ram on an ASUS Maximus III Formula socket 1156 board. I was able to get to BIOS once and when I shut down to install another stick of ram, I got no video signal. All fans, lights, hard drives and optical drives all powered up but I noticed the red Q-LED light for Ram was on. I reseated the ram and tried each stick one by one in each slot... still not getting a video signal. I did send the RAM back and currently waiting on a replacement. I just want to know if anyone else has had this issue and how would I know if its not the motherboard?
Asus Maximus III Formula 1156
i7 Quad Core 2.8ghz w/ Corsair V8 cpu cooler
4gigs of Ram (if it actually works)
EVGA 9800gfx 512mb Graphics Card
850watt Corsair PSU
Welcome to the forums. The best way to troubleshoot is to work through the no boot/no display sticky on this forum. In this guide you'll find the most common problems/errors related to the no display issue you're experiencing. Toward the bottom of the guide, there is a link to a breadboarding guide. Follow the link in signature to get started.