Asus P8h77 First start. Fans on, Hdd Jitters then nothing. No screen feedback, no post beep. Help?

I have Intel I5 3570k with 4gb corsair veng RAM, 500w corsair cx psu 1tb barracuda hdd. Not sure if i plugged the hdd into the correct sata slot though.

Only have the power switch plugged in for ease of switching on(build is in case). No percieved problems with installation of previous parts, although its my first build so i may have touched a bad place.

Pressing the power button results in all fans(cpu,chassis) switching on, and a slight jitter of the the hdd. then nothing. no post beep even though the mic is in. there is a continious red light at the mem ok button.

Has anybody got any suggestions? thank you.
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  1. Did you push the Memok button, that will try to set the DRAM
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Did you push the Memok button, that will try to set the DRAM

    I did. It went through a series of restarts and the light flashed fasterxeaxh time, then it started a final time just as it first did and nothing has changed
  3. Try with a single stick in slot 1, if you can get to BIOS, enable XMP, select profile 1, save, exit, shutdown, install other stick in slot and try booting
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Try with a single stick in slot 1, if you can get to BIOS, enable XMP, select profile 1, save, exit, shutdown, install other stick in slot and try booting


    I'm sorry. A lot of that didn't make any sense to me. Are we talking sticks of ram now? And i'm unsure about which slot is slot 1. i only have one ram stick also.
  5. The slot closet to the CPU and yes a stick is a DIMM of DRAM
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    The slot closet to the CPU and yes a stick is a DIMM of DRAM

    Okay tried. Same results?
  7. May be a bad stick, can try cleaning the connectors and try it in the next slot, but doesn't look promising
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    May be a bad stick, can try cleaning the connectors and try it in the next slot, but doesn't look promising


    Thank you for your help I will try that, see if it helps. For my peice of mind and general knowledge, can you tell me if its a possibility of another part being defective, such as the cpu or would it never have started at all if that were brokwn. i really don't know anything about this stuff
  9. It could be a number of things, tell you what, I have a troubleshooting guide I wrote, it may help, you can find it here:

    http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11279

    prob be quicker than back and forth here on the site
  10. Tradesman1 said:
    It could be a number of things, tell you what, I have a troubleshooting guide I wrote, it may help, you can find it here:

    http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11279

    prob be quicker than back and forth here on the site

    Yeah seems like i've been unlucky Nd got some peice of defective hardware. Ah, not sure what to do now. Thank you for your help though
  11. If you can get your hands on another stick or two can try it/them if it/they work then the sticks prob the culprit
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