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Windows 7: Motherboard D-RAM LED Flashing

26 Jun 2013   #1

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Motherboard D-RAM LED Flashing

Motherboard is an ASUS P8Z77-M. D-RAM LED is flashing when any of the 3 sticks of Super Talent DDR3 RAM @1,333MHz is installed. However, when no RAM is installed, the LED light is on, but it's not flashing it's solid. Also at one point I got the light on the LED to NOT turn on when RAM is installed, but the computer was only powered up for no more than 3 seconds, and the computer automatically restarted that process again and again. My computer does not currently have a hardrive, it's being cloned at the moment. Trying to provide most information as possible. I've already tried

Any suggestions? Thanks!


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26 Jun 2013   #2

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Eblim,
What is the question then? Have you read the mobo manual to see what those lights indicate?
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26 Jun 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Eblim,
What is the question then? Have you read the mobo manual to see what those lights indicate?
I should be able to start up BIOS without a hardrive and nothing on my screen appears. And according to the manual, it indicates that DIMM was not properly installed, which is not true. I did install it correctly and I've tried it again and again. The question is, how do I keep this light off and start BIOS.
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26 Jun 2013   #4

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Remove all but the number one ram slot and try again. If that doesn't work then add one more stick only in the same colored slot making only two ram sticks and not the three.
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26 Jun 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Remove all but the number one ram slot and try again. If that doesn't work then add one more stick only in the same colored slot making only two ram sticks and not the three.
Thank you for the reply. I have tried that and get the same results. It's quite frustrating!
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26 Jun 2013   #6

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Did you only remove the hard drive or did you or someone else touch or remove other things?
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26 Jun 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Did you only remove the hard drive or did you or someone else touch or remove other things?
The hardrive was never in the computer. It's practically new. Only thing that's the same is the graphics card and disk drive. And of course the case. I completely put it together myself. This is the 3rd rebuild of this computer. Old hardrive is currently being cloned to a new hardrive.
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26 Jun 2013   #8

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Is your supertalent ram on the list of tested and approved ram for the mobo. How do you know the ram is good? How did you arrive at 10 gb of ram, are they matching sticks? I would try all three sticks one at a time to see if any will boot. Are you sure the mobo is posting past the CPU to the ram?
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26 Jun 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Is your supertalent ram on the list of tested and approved ram for the mobo. How do you know the ram is good? How did you arrive at 10 gb of ram, are they matching sticks? I would try all three sticks one at a time to see if any will boot. Are you sure the mobo is posting past the CPU to the ram?
No it's not on the list inside the manual. I checked that, I also did some digging on that online where someone tested a new stick of RAM that was on the compatibility list, and had the same results as I'm having now. However, I didn't want to jump to conclusion that will be the same for me and I know I cannot rely on only one resource. They are all Super Talent DDR3 RAM. 4GB x2 + 2GB x1. I know they worked because they worked on my previous build.

And don't understand your last question.
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26 Jun 2013   #10

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But I thought that all DDR3 RAM would be compatible regardless, just as long as it fits the slots.

EDIT: Next thing I'm going to try is removing my CPU from the mother board and try and start it then. This is a new CPU, where I know for a fact the my RAM has worked before. So that's my next step!
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