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No boot, no bios, no monitor with led error 32

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February 17, 2012 11:15:28 PM

Hi everyone, I could really use some help sorting out this problem. I recenetly performed a new build and can not even get in to the bios. I have an Asus p8z68 deluxe gen3 mobo,an i2700k, a thermaltake 500w psu and asus hd3870 videocard. I am waiting for corsair dominator gt 2133 ram and a corsair 850 watt psu to arrive stil(backordered) and the computer store has loaned me the psu and a 4gb patriot 1333 ram stick until the backordered stuff arrives. I have tried all 4 dimm slots with the ram and get the same result, error 32 and no bios and no speaker beeps and dram light stays on. If i remove the ram so all dimms are empty i then get a different error code E5 (reserved for future AMI progress codes) whatever that means. I would think that it would have fault coded to no ram installed error code instead, however the speaker does beep the proper code for no memory installed. I know a 500 watt psu for this system is too low so i am leaning toward a psu problem but the computer store said it would be fine so i don't know. The fact that the error changes when I remove the ram may be an indicator that the ram is bad also but i don't know if i can narrow it done any further wihout replacing parts or if i should be looking at something else I have read the guides on this and other websites and have double checked all wiring connectors, cpu installation and video card and all seems to be ok. I was reading how the default vga in bios is set to onboard vga and it must be switched to pci-e to enable the video card but i don't see how that could be applicable to this mobo because it does not have onboard video.
February 17, 2012 11:23:39 PM

btw error code 32 means ....cpu post-memory initialization
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February 17, 2012 11:51:22 PM

A 3870 video card? Did you mean a 6870? A 500 W PSU will easily power your setup with a 6870 has a TDP of 151W and a 3870 even less.
Last ditch effort, remove and re-install CPU. Do you have a HSF mounted on it or are you trying to boot without one? Chances are it won't as the BIOS checks for fan failure.
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February 18, 2012 12:06:49 AM

You should always reset the CMOS memory when fitting a new CPU to a motherboard. Reset the CMOS memory the way it tells you in the manual.
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February 18, 2012 12:52:47 AM

yeah its an eah3870, i installed this card because i know it is good and i was concerned that the gtx 570 that i will be installing would push the psu too much where the 3870 does not consume as much power. i tried resetting the cmos and that did not work, however i have been still playing with the ram and trying it in different dimms, now i just get the cpu red power light on the board lit up and no error codes. I have a noctua heatsink installed and have rechecked it, i don't see any interference
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