Hello all. I really hope you guys can help me out, cause I'm stumped...
Long story short: I'm an experienced pc builder, but just now making the jump to the current generation of 1366 systems. The system is as follows:
CPU: i7 950
Ram: Corsair Dominator CL8
Power Supply: XFX Black 850W
GPU: EVGA GTX580
Cooler: Thermaltake Frio setup Push/Pull
Problem: From a powered down state... If I hit the power button the machine comes to life, but the DRAM QLED lights solid red and the CPU QLED flashes red. Nothing comes up on the screen. If I hold the reset button (usually 2 seconds) till the CPU led stops blinking and release it the machine will boot fine.
Note: I did not plug the 4pin to the bottom right of the CPU socket in, as it says it's if you're running SLI. I'm running single card currently. I did plug it in to see if it made any difference, and it did not.
I just don't get it... I figured I set one of the vast number of features of this board up improperly.
P.S. - the first screen that shows after the "Hit DELETE" ROG screen is a marvell screen that says it's looking for bootable drives and can't find em. I can't get that to go away either.
Hope you all can help.