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Windows 7: Motherboard D-RAM LED Flashing

26 Jun 2013   #11
linnemeyerhere

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I think you need to test each stick one at a time in the #1 ram slot. Do you have access to other DDR3 ram to test? Then I would contact MSI directly @ 626-271-1004 during normal PST business hours and get more suggestions from them. Regarding my last question and I could be wrong and often am but I get the impression that the mobo checks the CPU first and if ok then looks to the ram and then if ok continues to look for the balance of the components to report to bios and then having found an installed OS boots to it. That being my assumption in the MSI manual it should explain if any codes, beeps, led lights blinking and such just where the mobo is hanging up and not posting past.


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26 Jun 2013   #12
linnemeyerhere

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With my current MSI mobo I had an issue with it not posting past the CPU for it needing a bios update which was tricky without a older CPU to boot to and then update the bios to the one needed for the 3770 i7 chip. So being able to read the manual and understand which codes it's giving you will be essential.
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26 Jun 2013   #13
linnemeyerhere

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Down loading your manual it appears that for dual channel ram you want to place the modules in the #2 slot for one stick, #2 and #4 slots for two sticks. try that and report back.
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26 Jun 2013   #14
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I think you need to test each stick one at a time in the #1 ram slot. Do you have access to other DDR3 ram to test? Then I would contact MSI directly @ 626-271-1004 during normal PST business hours and get more suggestions from them. Regarding my last question and I could be wrong and often am but I get the impression that the mobo checks the CPU first and if ok then looks to the ram and then if ok continues to look for the balance of the components to report to bios and then having found an installed OS boots to it. That being my assumption in the MSI manual it should explain if any codes, beeps, led lights blinking and such just where the mobo is hanging up and not posting past.
My motherboard is a ASUS P8Z77-M. Sorry I'll update 'my system'. My next step would to remove the CPU and check that as well. Also, I may check to see if my motherboard is grounded properly, as it's only attached my 2 or 3 screws and a heavy CPU cooler affixed to the board as well.

I also have checked each RAM stick individually, in which end in the same result.

EDIT: This ASUS is a second replacement over the first replacement on my MSi. Not getting MSi again, that was a much more serious problem! That problem is now fixed, now just the DRAM-LED light on my ASUS.
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26 Jun 2013   #15
linnemeyerhere

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Well I think you need to get that manual out and read up. Also never install a mobo with too many or too little stand off's or mounting screws. I would double check the stand off's and install all the proper mobo screws. The read the manual for the proper ram slots and place one stick in the proper slot. Also read for what the leds are telling you. Then call ASUS.....good luck there from what I understand. Tried to download a English manual and couldn't find it in the downloads that came zipped up in the English download on ASUS site.
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26 Jun 2013   #16
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I uninstalled the processor.I see two pins are bent in the CPU's socket. There was no light with the processor uninstalled. However, BIOS still doesn't display! So I'm really confused what the problem is here.
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27 Jun 2013   #17
linnemeyerhere

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Well I think you just found the issue with the bent pins on the CPU socket. I would RMA that mobo back to the seller or ASUS and start again.
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27 Jun 2013   #18
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Well I think you just found the issue with the bent pins on the CPU socket. I would RMA that mobo back to the seller or ASUS and start again.
No need. I VERY carefully fixed the pins with tweezers and my 20/20 vision. lol. I really appreciate the help. D-RAM LED is now OFF!!! However, my BIOS still does not appear! Can you help me with that or shall I start a new thread! Rep has been given for your efforts. Thank you very much!
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27 Jun 2013   #19
linnemeyerhere

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Are you hitting the delete key? Do you see anything on the monitor. Do you have a GPU plugged in? Does the mobo have onboard graphic's?
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27 Jun 2013   #20
linnemeyerhere

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Looks like the latest bios version is #2003, you may need to flash the bios with this update but before you go down that road i would clear the bios by removing the battery for 30 sec. and re-installing then trying to boot to bios. If that fails you need to call ASUS and get some tech support going there as well especially if a bios update is needed once they look up the mobo serial number in their system.
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