Need ADVANCED help with ASUS Rampage III Extreme mobo and no post.
Posted on 2011-09-17
I have been trying to get help on this issue but have not had much luck. I have been attempting to contact ASUS but always get told they will have a Tier II tech call me back. I need Advanced help.
I purchased an Asus Rampage III Extreme. I would like USB 3.0 and SATA III.
For this board I purchased <b>CORCORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP12GX3M3A1600C9</b>
In fact, I purchased 2 of the above memory kits for a total of 24GB of memory.
MY OLD SYSTEM was an MSI Eclispe SLI. It worked just fine. This board has DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1866C9DF.
In fact, the old board also had 2 of those kits for a total of 12GB of memory.
THe old board used an Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601965 AND an ULTRA 1600w PSU AND 2 x EVGA nVIDIA GTX 285 in SLI.
I wanted to use the NEW ASUS board and keep my CPU and PSU.
Originaly I hooked up ALL 24 GB of memory, the CPU, and 1 video card. The system did POST and I was able to access BIOS. I changed ONE single setting. AHCI to allow use of an SSD I purchased and rebooted the pc.
THe system NEVER POST again... the CPU light on the south edge of the mbo lights up and stays on..... all the fans etch work.
I removed all memory, save 1 stick. ANd nothing I could do would get it to POST again. I did clear CMOS.
I had New Egg send me a NEW MOBO. Hooked up 1 stick of memory, 1 video card and the same thing..only it would NEVER POST. CPU light comes on and stays on..... fans start working...but no post....no video.
I called Intel to set up an RMA for CPU. I thin hooked up my old hardware...mobo and cpu.... that system fires up JUST FINE.
What is the issue? PSU has PLENTY of power. CORSAIR i suppose to be good stuff.
Nobody seems to know the answer or be willing to tackle this for very long.
I have done basic stuff such as swapping video cards, swapping them to diff PCIe slots ....no hd or cdrom for boot etc. I also tried the OLD memory from the old board and get the same results.
I have tried booting with both 1 single 8pin and with the 8 pin and a 4 pin connector.