Hello, I recently built a computer and when booting up, it doesn't give me a post beep or message. Fans are spinning etc. but no sign of successful boot. I took it apart until only the motherboard and CPU and I get 3 long beeps then reboot, and this happens over and over. When I put in the RAM, I have no beep but still no boot. Any ideas?
Intel Core i5-3450 3.10GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
MSI Z77A-G41 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
8GB Exceleram Value Series LP E30142A (2x4GB) 1333 (PC3-10666) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V
550W ARIANET ACE Xtreme Series Power Supply
Beep codes can mean different things depending upon the BIOS maker. Your 3 beeps apparently mean "can't find the RAM". If I'm reading your post correctly you are now trying to boot with only the RAM & CPU installed with no success. If I were you I would first try some known good RAM, only one stick at a time in each slot. If none of that works you have either a bad MB or processor. The only way to diagnose further is to replace one or the other with a known good one.