Feb 3, 2012
'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.

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,
1/20/2012 4:42:11 PM
Tech Level:
Verified Owner
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.


Feb 3, 2012
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.