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No Video, flashing red DRAM LED light w/ new build

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March 22, 2012 1:21:14 AM

After setting up the new parts and turning the computer on, I received no video and a red blinking light. My setup is as follows:

Mobo:
ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

PSU:
APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

I have a video card as well, however, I have removed it to see if anything would happen, but unfortunately, it does not do anything.

I have switched the Memory to PNY - Optima 4GB PC3-10666 DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory, but this came up with the same results.

Is the Mobo bad? The Processor? The Memory?

I am completely new at this and thought all these components would work together, but I can't seem to figure out what is going on.

Keyboard does not register, USB drives do not work, however, the mobo's ethernet port has a blinking green light. All fans are running as well.
March 22, 2012 3:45:22 AM

Going to return memory tomorrow and get a Kingston that is on the QVL for the mobo, hopefully that will work.

Could 500w not be enough power?
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March 22, 2012 5:16:09 AM

id say Your power supply is fine :) 
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March 23, 2012 9:54:18 PM

The Kingston Ram did not do anything different, same blinking red light. Going to RMA the motherboard for a replacement. Hopefully that is the problem.
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April 21, 2012 11:03:03 PM

I've got the exact same problem. Did your new motherboard solve the problem?
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April 29, 2012 4:51:32 PM

After exchanging each item, it ended up being the CPU. The one I received after the exchange had a completely different fan, which made it much easier to clamp onto the motherboard, but the new CPU booted up everything just fine!
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