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FX-6300 and ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 Not posting

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February 21, 2013 5:52:56 PM

Hello, My FX6300 and Motherboard aren't posting on my external build. Whenever I power on the motherboard, all I see are the power led and the CPU_LED, which indicates something is wrong with the CPU. I have no idea what's wrong with it though, since I made sure I installed it correctly and plugged in the 8-pin CPU connector along with the cpu fan. I have taken ESD precautions and also saw none of the CPU's pins are bent.

Any idea what's going on?

Here is the link to my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EGUr

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February 21, 2013 7:33:26 PM

Hi,
The CPU requires the 1006 BIOS version
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=...
There's a barcode sticker on the board. The last 4 digits stand for the board's BIOS version.
If BIOS update needed, use the Flashback.
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February 21, 2013 10:04:28 PM

Alright it turns out that the BIOS needed an update, so I updated the BIOS by using the flashback utility. It looks like it updated successfully, because the manual describes how the updating process goes, but I still have the same error :( 
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February 22, 2013 3:50:49 AM

Have you renamed the unzipped file to 99xevor2.cap, saved it on a FAT formatted USB stick and used the Flashback USB port?
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February 22, 2013 7:53:28 AM

I'll try do to that again tomorrow morning. I just grabbed a USB drive I had lying around, renamed it as 99XEVOR2.CAP, and plugged it in the flashback port. Is it necessary to have it FAT formatted? I just had the CAP file on the root of the USB drive
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February 22, 2013 11:05:18 AM

Yes, FAT or FAT32. Try again. It should work.
The download site is
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&... EVO R2.0&hashedid=vpgO4EUfg3UTZsnh
Use the latest BIOS version.
Is the CPU fan spinning when starting the board?
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February 24, 2013 6:43:22 PM

Yes, the CPU fan was spinning.
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February 24, 2013 7:10:33 PM

Try starting the board outside the case, with only CPU and CPU fan installed. See if the CPU led still remains lit when starting the board.
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February 26, 2013 5:22:57 AM

Alright, so I updated the BIOS using the FAT32 formatted drive, and I get the same results. Then I tried with only CPU and CPU fan installed, same results. That CPU led just won't go away. I think I'm going to get Asus or NCIX to RMA the motherboard. I'm fairly sure nothing is wrong with the CPU and the motherboard is just faulty. Thanks for trying to help!
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March 5, 2013 12:03:19 AM

Best answer selected by Yeester.
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