I recently bought a Asus p8z77-v pro mobo and am having problems with the DRAM light.
I have the mobo sitting on the box with the 24 pin mobo, 8 pin cpu and the speaker and power button headers connected. I am using an i5 3570k cpu and a corsair tx 850 m psu.
The DRAM shows solid red, indicating there is a memory problem but i have used 3 different memory modules on of which was on the QVL list. I have used the mem ok button, the jumper and removing the battery methods and none hav worked. I have even RMA the mobo and they sent it back to me saying nothing was wrong, charging me £40 and I am no further forward.
Could it be the cpu or psu?
I am a first time builder and this is really demoralising so any help would be greatly appreciated.
It could be a CPU issue, but I would firstly make sure that the RAM stick is properly inserted in the RAM slot (test with only one RAM stick installed and check each slot). A local shop might also help with testing the components.
Now install only one RAM stick. Make sure it's properly inserted. Check thoroughly. However, don't push very hard.
Since there are no issues with CPU socket bent pins, then it's either a CPU issue, or the RAM stick is not installed all the way in. Sometimes a little more pressure is needed (don't exagerate though).
when i sent it for rma the guy who tested it updated the bios and had no problems getting it to display, i'm thinking the problem must be between the psu and the cpu because they are the only two differences between his test and my test.
good idea, just incase, instead of having to pay for another rma return. I didnt use the stock fan so it still has pre-applied tim, i can just clean off the tim i used on the heatsink and send it back.
ok, i got it to post and i can enter the bios. There is a single ram module in slot B2. The system will also post when the RAM is in slot B1. However when the RAM is in slot A1 or A2 the system will not post. Ill be getting another memory module tomorrow so I can check if i can use dual RAM sticks. My worry is that I will not be able to. I have been reading around and this problem is usually related to bent pins apparently.