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CPU_LED on Sabertooth X58

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June 15, 2012 2:48:32 AM

Hello everybody. I have recently come a across a problem that I have been unable to solve. When I boot up my PC, the CPU and RAM LEDs come on, and I cannot POST. I have not been overclocking. I have a water-cooled i7 960 on a Asus Sabertooth X58. My PC worked perfectly yesterday, and I cannot understand why this happened. Did my CPU suddenly die? I have tried reseating memory and clearing my CMOS. Can anybody help me? BTW, I really don't want to RMA my CPU, but if I have to, can anybody tell me how exactly to RMA it. I bought this custom system from iBuyPower.

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June 15, 2012 6:19:26 AM

If you have more than 1 RAM stick (I guess you have 3), try to install only 1 stick at a time & see if you can post or boot.
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June 15, 2012 5:12:50 PM

I tried that. When I inspected my BIOS battery, it had two nicks on it. Could it be a corrupt BIOS?
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June 15, 2012 5:40:21 PM

A failed CMOS battery would simply cause the PC to report a CMOS checksum failure during boot, reload default settings and wait for you to press a key to enter BIOS setup.
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June 15, 2012 9:10:19 PM

That might be it. I recently got a hardware component failure POST. My optical drive and hard drive could not spin up. Bad PSU maybe?
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