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DRAM_LED ILLUMINATED... COMPUTER WONT BOOT

Hi all,

Here are my specs for the new gaming PC I am attempting to build

CPU: i7 3770 3rd Gen IB processor

Motherboard: P8P67 EVO B3 Revision

Memory: G-SKILL RIPJAWS X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM (2x4GB)

Graphics Card: Gainward Geforce GTX 560Ti 1024MB

PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular powersupply

Shinobi Bitfenix Side Window Case

Harddrive: Seagate 1Tb Barracuda 7200rpm

SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 60Gb


The problem... The mobo user manual says that any errors found will cause the "LED next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem is solved". This is what happened to the DRAM_LED. As a result of this, my computer did not boot and I did not receive a signal to my monitor.


So... I removed one ram stick and tried single RAM sticks as advised in my other forum post http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/318231-30-motherboard-failed-test

This also did not solve a problem, trying both combinations with different RAM sticks, single and double channel.

Next step... Clear CMOS? I did this, removing the battery as instructed per this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdHH9KrceR0

Still... DRAM_LED still lighting and no signal to monitor...

I need some help guys please :( Hopefully someone can shed some insight so I can get this thing up and running.

Eagerly awaiting some assistance as to where to go now...

Regards,

Simon
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  1. Did you finally solve it?
  2. Best answer
    The problem was with the BIOS and CPU. The BIOS didn't support the 3770 CPU, so I had to change it for an older CPU and update the BIOS to latest version.
  3. bubbaoriol said:
    The problem was with the BIOS and CPU. The BIOS didn't support the 3770 CPU, so I had to change it for an older CPU and update the BIOS to latest version.



    Yes! That was exactly the cause. The workers at the PC store I bought my MOBO from flashed it with latest BIOS. Computer is fine now.. Given a few random freezes here and there.. Which I am currently in the process of troubleshooting
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