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I recently purchased the ASUS 990Fx to get ready for Bulldozer, and low and behold I cannot POST. I get a red light for my CPU , but not for my RAM. I've tried everything from testing each ram stick, plugging in and out my 8pin molex connection, I've unconnected my peripherals (hard drives, bluray player) and still no luck...any suggestions on how I can get past POST?

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Did you try resetting the CPU? It seems like an option of just popping it out and checking it and the socket for any damage.
 

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Clear CMOS?


Try a MemOK boot?

I so gotta ask ASUS for one of these boards.
 
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Clear CMOS?


Try a MemOK boot?

I so gotta ask ASUS for one of these boards.

how do I clear CMOS on this board? I can't locate it

I'll double check my CPU, Im 99% sure I placed it right
 

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Try reseating the heatsink. Had this happen on my m5a when i was doing cable management. Took a reseat of my h50 to get it posting again.

EDIT:

unless there is now damage done to some cpu pins......


Like with every other motherboard it's in the manual.
RTFM LMAO!!
 

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It's the jumper next ot the "COM1" port. Remove the power plug from PSU, remove CMOS battery, move jumper over and leave for 30 seconds. replace jumper, replace battery, replug PSU, give 'er a try.
 
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It's the jumper next ot the "COM1" port. Remove the power plug from PSU, remove CMOS battery, move jumper over and leave for 30 seconds. replace jumper, replace battery, replug PSU, give 'er a try.
Thanks but still no luck :shadedshu
 
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Try to contact Asus, they have amazing customer service.
 
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Try to contact Asus, they have amazing customer service.

Yes, i am aware of that. Unfortunately, they are closed now. I'm not having too much luck here :( I am calling it a day ill report tomorrow

Thanks everyone
 
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Tried the Mobo outside the case?
You may have miss place a standoff?

Your Board may not officially support your ram?
Apevia PSU...?
 
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it doesnt beep at all?
 

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#14
the ram/cpu/psu work on others?

i would advice you to read the manal. FIRST TIME BOOTING IS DIFFERENT.
it was written in my manual. mine didnt post the first time i pushed the power. but it worked after i used the reset switch.
 
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Tried the Mobo outside the case?
You may have miss place a standoff?

Your Board may not officially support your ram?
Apevia PSU...?
It's not my PSU, I bought a new CorsairTX 750w V2...For the RAM, maybe but my RAMlight is not red.
it doesnt beep at all?
My case didnt come with speaker built in, however I will double check
the ram/cpu/psu work on others?

i would advice you to read the manal. FIRST TIME BOOTING IS DIFFERENT.
it was written in my manual. mine didnt post the first time i pushed the power. but it worked after i used the reset switch.
yes ram/psu/CPU are good. Please explain more in depth your method. I've tried jumping my mb and still no results
 

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Tried stock heatsink and/or reseating heatsink yet?
 
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Tried stock heatsink and/or reseating heatsink yet?
My PC came prebuilt, but I bought a new.heatsink, do you think if I have too much silver thermal paste , that can do it?o
 

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My PC came prebuilt, but I bought a new.heatsink, do you think if I have too much silver thermal paste , that can do it?o
Not "too much thermal paste", moreless not secured properly.
 
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My PC came prebuilt, but I bought a new.heatsink, do you think if I have too much silver thermal paste , that can do it?o
too much will only flow to the sides. and temps wont be optimum, thats all.
 
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read the friggin manual of the friggin motherboard.


have you check if all the power connections are loose or anything?
I did read the manual. There isn't a troubleshoot page. I took out the battery, jumped the board, and still no changes. I am at work now, but when I get home I will place the motherboard on it's cardboard box and try it from there. Also, I printed out ASUS Support Guide from their website. Here it is if anybody is interested.

http://support.asus.com/Troubleshoo...0FX&s=24&hashedid=H9GanpgqHG8yN8yQ&os=&no=978

EDIT: I feel a little more content now that I know there are more options on checking.

This was a noobish mistake. I didn't connect all the
"standoffs" on the back on the case so that the motherboard isn't fully secured (in case I had to take the MB out for future modifications easier)

Just in case, I ordered these
, less than $2 because I've read stories where people can't get their MB running because it would short circuit their boards

will post back later in the day
 
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my manual had something about booting for the first time.


anyways how old are you?

also, connect everything.

then try to power it on manually by connecting the power pins with anything metallic.
 

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my manual had something about booting for the first time.
It's not different than the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. times.


de.das.dude said:
anyways how old are you?
Irrelevant?

de.das.dude said:
also, connect everything.
It's been asked already, he did.

de.das.dude said:
then try to power it on manually by connecting the power pins with anything metallic.
Won't help. The thing powers on but doesn't post. This would help if the power button/connection is bad.

Sounds like the board is dead.
 

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#23
It's not different than the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. times.



Irrelevant?


It's been asked already, he did.



Won't help. The thing powers on but doesn't post. This would help if the power button/connection is bad.

Sounds like the board is dead.

i forgot the board lights up.
yep the board is dead alright.
 
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i forgot the board lights up.
yep the board is dead alright.
hoping for the best, but expecting the worst ;)

I have a 50/50 feeling now. Again, I can't try any more methods since I am away from home. If I cannot post with the MB on top of the the cardboard box, then some heads will be spinning..:shadedshu

Damn, I was hoping to play BF3 BETA , looks like that will have to be postponed...
 
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I give up..I've tried everything. Going to call for RMA, don't understand why they have a certificate for passing multiple tests when its DOA:shadedshu