Asus P8P67 Pro CPU Red Light, Won't boot

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polorsport

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So, I finally got my asus p8p67 pro revision 3 board yesterday. Set up everything to the best of my ability, but can't get my pc to boot up. I see a red light turn on in front of the ram where it says cpu led. The computer makes a loud boop noise but doesn't get any further in the boot process. Anyone have any ideas?

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp 1
Intel I5 2500K
ASUS P8P67 Pro
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Evga 560 GTX ti, Superclocked 8800gt

Monitor SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22

Hard Drives
2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

PSU
SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-650HT 650W ATX12V V2.3

Case
Antec 900

Cooling

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus
 
Solution
Yeah, if your CPU Pins are bent RMA the MOBO. {You 'can' if you have a very steady hands use jeweler's tweezers and straighten them}

polorsport

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So this issue is pretty straight forward then I guess?

I tried swapping the ram, this time I got a green light by the memory test. I don't remember a light turning on before.

But, I'm still getting the red light for the cpu, and the strange noise.
 
The RAM needs to be installed in the 'Blue' DIMM slots and properly seated. Also, the 4GB density RAM often needs the voltages to to raised slightly.

For now go into the BIOS and set AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP ; this sets {Frequency, and CAS} to Rated values.
 

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I think I found the problem, when I removed the heat sink and inspected the cpu holding area, there where several bent pins. The cpu itself looked ok, but I'm going to return it also to be on the safe side
 
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