Got home from Microcenter with the mobo/memory/CPU (meant to get 1600 ram, but the 1866 won't hurt), spent the last 4 hours carefully putting everything together.
The system will power on, but is displaying a 0055 "Detect Memory" error, and the DRAM error light is on near the 24 ATX power cable on the mobo. (this mobo comes with error lights for CPU, memory, GPU, and HDD so you can quickly troubleshoot the issue).
• Checked for loose connections
• Cycled each module through the _A2 slot (the one to use if you only use one DIMM)
• Tried all combos of memory (1/2/4 with each module in each slot)
• Reseated the CPU and checked for bent pins (there are not any)
• Tried two other types of DDR3 memory--two different OCZ Gold 2GB 1600mhz dimms, and two different G.Skill 2GB 1600mhz dimms
• Reseated the GPU
• Utilized ROG Connect on a remote PC to diagnose via USB (confirms 0055 Detect Memory error)
Edit: The odd thing is that it is not giving the ram beep code via the speaker, even though it it is displaying the memory error.
ASUS is closed now for tech support, I may just wait until tomorrow and give them a call, but I suspect I have a bad board and will need to take it back to Microcenter.
Does anyone disagree, or have additional ideas?
For funsies, here are the final build specs--new mobo/memory/CPU/case, recycling my GPU/SSD/HDD/PSU/CPU cooler. The listed fans are on the H100. Waiting for another GPU to come back into stock.System SpecsPCPartPicker part list
/ Price breakdown by merchant
/ BenchmarksCPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
($229.99 @ Microcenter)CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
($104.99 @ Newegg)Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($278.98 @ SuperBiiz)Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
($114.99 @ Amazon)Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
($114.99 @ Amazon)Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
($143.99 @ NCIX US)Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($319.99 @ NCIX US)Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
($445.91 @ Newegg)Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case
($119.99 @ Newegg)Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan
($9.99 @ NCIX US)Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan
($9.99 @ NCIX US)Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($127.49 @ Amazon)Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
($19.96 @ Amazon)Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
($135.97 @ Outlet PC)Total:
$2177.22(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 20:13 EDT-0400)--
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