DaMooseinator

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'ello everyone.
A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to upgrade my computer for the first time, so I purchased a new motherboard, ram, and processor.

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131657
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425
PROCESSOR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103885
DIFFERENT RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231308

Everything installed easily in the case, but when I turn on the computer nothing seems to happen. The fans spin up and it sounds like it's running a bit, but nothing. I opened it up and noticed a red led flashing under a button called MemOK. When I hold down the button, the led stays red, and the fans spin up faster but the led goes back to blinking when I release it.

Here's a pic of the light flashing below the MemOK button and some labels. Horrible quality, but showing just to make sure everyone knows what led I'm talking about.
http://i.imgur.com/Z1atD.jpg

Friend told me that my RAM was faulty, so I sent it back for a replacement. No luck. Looking online, someone told me that the A3 socket on the mobo with an AMD 100 series processor limits the acceptable ram to 1066MHz (I had 1333MHz beforehand), so I bought some more. >.> No luck.

I am now without my desktop PC for two weeks now. I can not keep using friends laptops to get work done, so any help at all is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
~Moose
 
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1/20/2012 4:42:11 PM
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Pretty Good
Pros: -6 sata ports
-integrated graphics, lan & sound great for htpc
-4 DIMM slots
-Core Unlocker

Cons: -temperamental with memory. Have to hold down a button for the MB to detect the best settings before it will even post with some memory.

Other Thoughts: For the price, awesome board.

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Hey man, I was reading through the reviews and noticed this one. Try what this guy did and see if it helps. I read ur post and it seems you have attempted but you may have luck again. I trouble shoot things for weeks till i get a full understand on the issue and research a fix.
 

DaMooseinator

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Tried each stick of my ram in each of the four slots, but still nothing works, so at least I can rule out faulty ram. (Or I'm just horribly unlucky.)

Someone told me to breadboard it and just plug in the essentials, so I'll do that, and post the results.