HTPC Still not posting

buckinghamU

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Hello.
I'm still trying to get a new HTPC build to post, some background.

Original Parts:
mobo: ASRock H67M-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
cpu: Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623G620
ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBXM

I bread boarded everything outside of case, shorted the switch jumpers and nothing. Went through the troubleshooting guide for no posting (eg. reseated cpu/heatsink, tried moving ram stick dimms) Nothing. I finally booted without any ram sticks in place, and got the multiple repeating beeps for a memory error. After consulting Toms/specs I found that the ram I was using was within mobo specs, but was not listed as being supported. I RMA'ed those ram sticks.

I just obtained:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275
Listed on the mobo manufacturer as being supported.

Just installed them and no dice, still no post. took them out and got the memory error beeps.

Did I:
Get back to back faulty ram sticks?
Have a mobo with faulty dimm slots?
something else?
I would appreciate advice on what my next step should be either something to try, or RMA'ing the mobo.
Thank you.
 

rdawise

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Outlander has a great idea with the monitor. Looking at the manual it states that you can use a 20 pin connection if need be. Can your 20+4 connection snap off the +4? If so, what happens when you plug the 20 pin connect into pins 1 to 13?
 

buckinghamU

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I've tried connecting it to my tv via hdmi throughout this process, haven't gotten anything to display, but I also haven't tried it with the new ram sticks. would vga be a better output to try?

the +4 is removable, and I thought I had tried with only the 20, but I cannot recall.

I'm currently moving, and need to dig out the mobo manual and have some time before I give it another shot.
Thanks for the ideas, and I should get to try them out tomorrow.
 

buckinghamU

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Tried moving the power connector, and only using 20, no dice. Same symptoms of no posting, and memory error beeps with no ram sticks.

Connected via vga to a monitor, still no display or post.