I recently purchased two identical computer systems from newegg. The product lists are as follows:
Mother Board: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
Video Card: EVGA SSC 02G-P4-3653-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III
Each system has the same problem, when they're turned on the red memory LED and red cpu LED flash a few times on the motherboard and then the system appears to simply reboot itself.
the CPU and memory are both listed as compatible with this motherboard.
I've swapped parts between systems and problems persist. I've removed the video card from the equation and tried to boot with motherboard video, and the problem persists. I've swapped to a different power supply and the issue persists. I've taken a multi-meter to each motherboard battery and each tests 3v.
I have a really hard time believing that I was shipped two bad parts that are causing identical symptoms. I am inclined to think a bios update might solve the problem as I believe the CPU is a bit newer than the motherboard.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what would be causing this?
I think you may be right with the bios update...I could be far off, but some boards do need the bios update for ivy bridge. They will work with ivy bridge, but require a sandy bridge cpu to update the bios to work with ivy bridge.