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August 11, 2012 1:22:44 PM

Hello people.

I upgraded the motherboard, CPU, GPU and RAM in my PC.

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
CPU: i7 3770K
RAM: Corsair Vengance LP 16gb
GPU: Sapphire 6970
PSU: Corsair HX 750

The thing is when I started it and had all 4 RAM sticks in, the DRAM LED turns on and there's no picture on my screen. I took one RAM stick and started from left to right slots. The two left ones doesn't give me a picture, only turns on the DRAM LED till it turns off the system and on again. The two right ones works, which brings me to the next problem:

It goes to a screen which tells me windows couldn't start and it recommend doing a start up repair tool (Which takes ages and does not help), and the other option is to start as normal. I chose the second one and it says "Starting windows" and the colors goes in a circle to make the windows symbol, but the freeze up for a couple of seconds, and I get a tiny second with bluescreen and then it restarts doing the same procedure.

Is it the motherboards fault? What can I do. I really need my computer ASAP.

Help!

Excuse my english, I'm from Norway!

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a c 75 V Motherboard
August 11, 2012 2:05:22 PM

try using 1 or 2 sticks at a time.

your english is fine
August 11, 2012 2:16:15 PM

TheBigTroll said:
try using 1 or 2 sticks at a time.

your english is fine


Yes I do that, and then windows is starting, but then as I wrote above the "Starting Windows" screen with the animation freezes and restarts the machine.
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a c 75 V Motherboard
August 11, 2012 2:24:46 PM

can you try not using the graphics card and use the intergrated GPU?
August 11, 2012 3:00:26 PM

TheBigTroll said:
can you try not using the graphics card and use the intergrated GPU?


Done that aswell. Same results.

it gives a beep every time the red light passes by the VGA LED on the motherboard at startup
a b V Motherboard
August 11, 2012 4:27:33 PM

Your old hard drive aint going to boot on your new hardware, find your windows disc boot to disc and do a fresh install.
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 11, 2012 6:11:39 PM

you could do that as well
August 12, 2012 8:42:18 AM

Ok, thank you! I'll try that as soon as I get a CD-ROM.

But what about the RAM slots? Is the motherboard faulty?
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 12, 2012 12:17:59 PM

did you press the dimms down all the way?
August 13, 2012 11:58:53 AM

TheBigTroll said:
did you press the dimms down all the way?


Yes, I did.

My PC starts now, and everything works except using all ramslots
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 1:02:50 PM

which slots dont work?
August 14, 2012 4:34:28 PM

TheBigTroll said:
which slots dont work?



I have 4 slots.

1 and 2 from left aint working.
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 14, 2012 4:39:27 PM

your supposed to use slots 1 and 3

or slots 2 and 4

at the same time
August 15, 2012 12:57:20 PM

TheBigTroll said:
your supposed to use slots 1 and 3

or slots 2 and 4

at the same time


I know, but that doesn't work. I'm gonna buy a new one and send this one in return. I've tried updating BIOS to newest version, I've tried one stick in A1 or A2, I've tried the Memo OK button several times, but nothing works.
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 15, 2012 1:01:35 PM

you might want to contact the store you bought from or asus about this. might have to do a RMA
August 15, 2012 2:07:45 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you might want to contact the store you bought from or asus about this. might have to do a RMA


I have done so.
I also saw that the 1155 socket on the motherboard had two bent pins. I saw pictures on google, and they don't have them, so guessing that might be the problem!
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 15, 2012 2:14:05 PM

i still wonder how you got the system running even though you had 2 bent pins. you should RMA the board
August 15, 2012 3:11:20 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i still wonder how you got the system running even though you had 2 bent pins. you should RMA the board


Haha, I dont know man. I've getting my new board in a couple of minutes. The other one is on it's way back!
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 15, 2012 5:04:46 PM

ok thats good to hear. you were probably lucky to hit only the grounding pins
August 15, 2012 8:53:48 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ok thats good to hear. you were probably lucky to hit only the grounding pins


I got my new board, and the system is running very good. Overclocked 3770k at 4,4 GHz and 16gb RAM!
a c 75 V Motherboard
August 15, 2012 10:44:29 PM

you might want to run memtest86 for memory, prime95 with small ffts for the CPU, and run 3dmark11 in loop mode to stress test everything
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