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September 19, 2012 7:52:00 AM

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/M5A97/M5...

That is the compatibility for memory for my Asus m5a97. I unfortunately have bought 16gb of corsair vengeance 4x4. I was told this would work and a review for the mobo said he had 16gb of corsair vengeance but he had 2x8. I want to know if this would be causing my system to not do anything when I have the power supply on and pressing the power button. I don't think my power button is faulty because i have tried to contact the pins with a metal screwdriver and its still not doing anything. I have also tried to power it without the ram and with the 4 different rams i have singly. The strange thing is that when i do have the power supply on I can press the Memok! button and the whole system comes on with all my fans and LEDS. After it all turns on the DRAM LED light blinks at the same speed and I don't know if I have a speaker but I do not hear any sounds. I've looked it up and have found no information about a consistent blinking dram led light. I'm pretty sure everything is connected right. I had help and also used and doublechecked the mobo manual. I don't think its the case shorting it out but I could be wrong. I do know that I have all the little screw things(sorry dont know the name) that extend out to rise the motherboard into place. What I want to know is my RAM responsible for all of this or do I have a faulty mobo? Also, if anyone can help me with any further troubleshooting it would be great. Thank you for your time.
a b V Motherboard
September 19, 2012 8:00:52 AM

Well, it apparently supports 2x4, so take out two sticks and see if the system boots. If that is the problem, maybe you can return the 4x4 sticks and swap it for something else.

EDIT: Sorry, I see you already tried them in singles.

Complete system specs please?
September 19, 2012 8:11:14 AM

Herr_Koos said:
Well, it apparently supports 2x4, so take out two sticks and see if the system boots. If that is the problem, maybe you can return the 4x4 sticks and swap it for something else.

EDIT: Sorry, I see you already tried them in singles.

Complete system specs please?



MOBO
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97/#MSL

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
Old one from my $400 walmart computer trying to find the exact one

CASE(if it matters)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b V Motherboard
September 19, 2012 8:20:23 AM

Is this a newly built system?

Try a BIOS reset by following the instructions in the mobo manual.
September 19, 2012 8:29:42 AM

Herr_Koos said:
Is this a newly built system?

Try a BIOS reset by following the instructions in the mobo manual.



Yes this is a newly built system and I have been looking around in the mobo manual but it doesnt mention anything about resetting the BIOS..I have tried resetting the CMOS which i think resets the BIOS but not sure. I cannot get the battery out of my mobo. It has a little clip or something holding it down but nothing moves so I cannot take it out.
a b V Motherboard
September 19, 2012 8:33:49 AM

It will be there, just look carefully. To summarise though, you remove the CMOS battery (round silver thing), move the jumper from one position to another, wait at least 10 seconds, move the jumper back, and then replace the battery. You need the manual reference to locate the correct jumper though.
September 19, 2012 8:58:47 AM

Herr_Koos said:
It will be there, just look carefully. To summarise though, you remove the CMOS battery (round silver thing), move the jumper from one position to another, wait at least 10 seconds, move the jumper back, and then replace the battery. You need the manual reference to locate the correct jumper though.



I have found out how to take out the battery but cannot find the CMOS jumper. I am looking at the manual and not seeing anything labeled CMOS or JBAT1. Does some motherboards not have the jumper?
September 19, 2012 9:05:51 AM

Can this all be caused by incompatible ram or a faulty mobo? Thinking about taking it to geek squad or something if I can't get it figured out soon.
a b V Motherboard
September 19, 2012 9:25:32 AM

The jumper is normally labelled clrtc. This is a UEFI motherboard though so I'm not sure if things are exactly the same as with the old BIOS.

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