Cpu led and ram led on boot

its my first build and when i try boot the cpu led and ram led are on and it turns off after a second or two and trys to boot back up again i dont no what to do my setup is
8GB-Kit Patriot Viper3 BLACK MAMBA, 2133MHZ
i5 3570k
p8z68-v gen3
any help would be appricated thanks :)
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  1. Hi, The CPU requires a newer BIOS version.
    Check the original BIOS (a barcode sticker on the motherboard - the last 4 digits stand for the board's BIOS version).
    If older than 3201, you would have to update the BIOS for the CPU to work.
    Some options: buy a BIOS chip and replace the board's one (it's on socket), or use a supported CPU for flashing the BIOS, or contact the retailer and see if they can help.
    If newer than 3201, try testing the board outside the case with a minimum configuration. Check all connections (24 and 8-pin power cables, if RAMs are correctly inserted a.s.o).
  2. alexoiu said:
    Hi, The CPU requires a newer BIOS version.
    Check the original BIOS (a barcode sticker on the motherboard - the last 4 digits stand for the board's BIOS version).
    If older than 3201, you would have to update the BIOS for the CPU to work.
    Some options: buy a BIOS chip and replace the board's one (it's on socket), or use a supported CPU for flashing the BIOS, or contact the retailer and see if they can help.
    If newer than 3201, try testing the board outside the case with a minimum configuration. Check all connections (24 and 8-pin power cables, if RAMs are correctly inserted a.s.o).

    ok its older:( what do you think would be the best and cheapest way to do it?thanks so much for your help
  3. It depends. If a local shop available, ask them if they can program a BIOS chip and how much it would cost.
    A BIOS chip flashed with the latest version is about 15$ on ebay. If in US, you can order one from ASUS eStore. It's easy to replace it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEQoWRq41k
    If ordering one, make sure it's exactly for your board's model, as there are other several ASUS Z68 models.
    Or, if you don't hurry, you can try RMA-ing it and asking for a BIOS update.
  4. alexoiu said:
    It depends. If a local shop available, ask them if they can program a BIOS chip and how much it would cost.
    A BIOS chip flashed with the latest version is about 15$ on ebay. If in US, you can order one from ASUS eStore. It's easy to replace it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEQoWRq41k
    If ordering one, make sure it's exactly for your board's model, as there are other several ASUS Z68 models.
    Or, if you don't hurry, you can try RMA-ing it and asking for a BIOS update.

    thanks very much thought i was going to have to get a new mobo.is this one ok for my model http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIOS-Chip-ASUS-P8Z68-V-GEN3-/400352238637?pt=US_Motherboard_Components&hash=item5d36da5c2d
  5. Yes, it is.
    Take care at the chip's position for correctly installing the new one. Good luck!
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