Help me please! I've never built a computer before. I purchased all the parts off Newegg and assembled it. Here are my specs:
motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
cpu: Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge
RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x4gb
psu: Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX12V Plus Bronze
videocard: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
When I turn on my computer, the fans and lights power on. At first, the DRAM LED was continuously lit (red). There was no beeping noise, but the monitor would say 'No signal'. I tried plugging it into both the integrated graphics and the video card, but neither worked.
And then I think I removed the RAM and put it back in, and now there's a continuous red DRAM LED, and there's a beeping noise that indicates 'no memory detected', according to the mobo manual.
What's gone wrong with my build?? I don't understand
Since the DRAM led remains lit and you get one long 2 short beeps, then it's a memory issue. The RAMs are compatible. Try taking the board outside of the case, make sure you have properly connected both 24 and 8-pin power connectors and make sure the RAM stick is properly inserted. I still think that you don't insert the RAM properly.
two other thing will cause a no post or ram issue on the newer cpu. if your using an after market heat sink and it has a metal back plate it can sort the mb out. or with the cpu heat sink if it locked down to tight it can bend the cpu and cause strange issues. the last is as the memory contoller is inside the intel cpu the cpu could be bad or there a bent pin under the cpu.
see your user board manual page 2-42 motherboard do not detect memory did you try the mem ok button on the board ans start with a2 then if boot add b2,seat hte memory stick in the slot until the little latch lock on each side on them