It should be a simple build. I've got everything mounted on a shelf. Used nylon spacers under the mobo. Installed all the components. It's not booting (not getting any VGA output). The LED lights on the board seem to be indicating a memory error.
LED 1 is blinking (short blink, long blink) and LED 2 is off. According to the manual, if LED 1 is on and LED 2 is off, there's a memory error.
I've tried each stick individually, no luck.
I keep noticing on the mobo specs that it supports DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800. Is it possible it's having a problem with my RAM because it's 1600? Does the OC mean that it only supports 1600 if it's overclocked? And how am I supposed to overclock it if I can't even get to the bios?
Also, on the Biostar website, it says it supports Corsair DDR3 1600.
Any help? Should I just go get some DDR3 1333 and see if that does it?
I found some tips to try while searching around at work today. Came home and popped the DDR3 1600 back in, hit the power switch and... nothing.
I haven't touched the thing since yesterday. And now the PSU won't budge. All the plugs are where they need to be.
Now I'm having a meltdown because I know that something wasn't working right with the mobo yesterday... and now nothing will work at all. So... is my PSU broken? How could it have broken just sitting there for a day? Is it my motherboard? I have no idea.