so i got the parts for my computer yesterday and began the build today. starting with an external build, i got the essentials set up and then turned it on... 5 beeps in POST.
i looked up asrock post beep codes (my mobo is an asrock extreme3 970) and it says that 5 beeps means there's a processor error. okay so how do i diagnose the cause of the failure? i was reading something that suggested that 5 beeps probably doesn't mean that the processor is outright dead (or else the beeps wouldn't have happened at all), but if it isn't dead, what's wrong with it?
this is my first build, any help is greatly appreciated