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BIOS wont start up, memory is not detected.

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January 15, 2011 8:20:35 PM

I am building my computer with the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard, i purchased 8GB corsair memory and checked the website to make sure its compatible with the motherboard, i am using an AMD phen II X4 965 proc and its compatible is well, i finished building the computer and when i started it up it beeped indicating no memory detected even though i had four sticks in the mobo, BIOS will also not start up, the power led is also red

in short: BIOS wont load
Memory not detected
Red power led
a c 87 V Motherboard
a b } Memory
January 15, 2011 9:56:48 PM

The BIOS is "loading" enough to tell you you have a memory error with the beep code .

You dont say if your memory is 2 x 4 or 4 x 2 gig
Try using only a single stick
[ edit : yes you do mention its 4 sticks . Try using TWO to start with ]

If that doesnt work try using another single stick
One may be faulty
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January 15, 2011 9:58:44 PM

or did u put the memory in wrong dual channel slots because some mobos are 1, and 2 and others 1 and 3
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a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
January 16, 2011 2:53:24 AM

Are all the sticks properly and firmly inserted into the slots?
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