Yesterday, I noticed that one of my ram sticks wasn't being used and so my computer was only running half the RAM it should. I then tried to remove both my sticks (Trident F3-16000CL9D 2x2GB) and reinstall them into my Gigabyte GA P55 UD3P Motherboard, however when I tried to boot it a LED on the top right near the RAM slots flashed red and beeped rapidly, and didn't boot at all. I called my friend for help, and, testing the RAM sticks in his computer, found that one was working and the other was faulty. When I tried to use just that RAM stick in the computer, the same thing happened again with my motherboard.
I have eliminated a short through the breadboard method. I have tried 2 sets of ram. I have tried disconnecting all devices. I have tried 3 power supplys and nothing. Some background info, I pulled the mobo out to replace it with a newer one and then right before i packaged it up on ebay i decided to test and post a video of it working so ebayers would bid more confidently. but it just kept rebooting and the SB Volatage light keeps turning red and rebooting the pc. I am not new to computers but this really strikes me as odd. Do you think i could have damaged it with ESD? I had my wrist strape on so it never crossed my mind but who knows. I orderd a POST CARD so i can maybe see if that works.
Is it possible even though there has been no change to the cpu at all. I have not removed the heatsink or anything so i never thought of it. I would have to get it checked out. I would have to find another 1366 socket motherboard, what a pain lol. thanks for your help. Do you frequent the forums here alot? I am not new to toms hardware but i am new to the forums, normaly i use my network of freinds to figure problems out but this one is above us.