POST issue

Hello, I'm in the process of building a new PC but am having a bit of trouble.

I have the CPU, HSF, PSU and RAM in a breadboard build and I am getting 1 long beep, and 4 short beeps, then a pause and a short beep, during POST. The motherboard manual (Asus P8Z68V/ Gen3) doesn't mention this, but 1 long beep and 4 short beeps is a hardware fault.

I tried with just the CPU, HSF and PSU and it just did a memory missing beep. Is my RAM faulty? or is it possibly a Motherboard issue?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. If I remember right, 1 long 4 short is a PSU problem. Double check all your connections (especially the 8 pin EPS and 24 pin main power). Reseat your RAM, use only one stick/one slot.
  2. I tried your advice, still 1 long beep and 5 short beeps with a pause before the last. My HSF appears to be working and the lights on my mobo are too. I made sure the CPU is seated properly and tried both sticks of RAM separately, still same error.
  3. What video are you using? Onboard or discrete? The only things I can find is some people say that it's a CPU/mobo problem, others say it's a video power plug problem. More people side with mobo or bent CPU socket pins. Might be an RMA in your future.
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