I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but I'll post it anyways as I really need help and the ASUS technical inquiry staff takes quite a long time to reply. I am trying to build a new gaming pc with the following components:
ASUS Sabertooth P67 Rev3.0
Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4GB 1600Mhz SDRAM
Intel i5-2500K 3.3 Ghz
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Cooler Master HAF X Chasis
Corsair H80 CPU Cooler
The Problem(apologies if it long):
1st problem(solved kinda by following the instructions from the ASUS tech support) After assembling all the parts together the system would not post/boot. The only way to make the system boot/post to BIOS screen was by holding down the memOK button on the motherboard for 3+ secs. This plus the bios screen was cropped so I could only see half of the BIOS UI. I used the ASUS technical inquiry mail site to get some support after a week I got the following reply:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting ASUS Technical Service.
Please clear CMOS for a try.
Please take the motherboard out of case and keep the necessary components(a CPU, a memory in A1, a video card) onboard for a test.
If the problem still exists, if possible,please change some other components for a further check, such as another memory etc.
For second question, if possible, please change another monitor and vga card for test.
If still, please contact your retailer for further check.
Sorry for the trouble. Wish you a good day.
If you continue to experience issues in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
ASUS Global Technical Support Center
I tried clearing the CMOS first and that worked the system booted properly and I was able to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I had to leave the PC on for the whole night(same day) because formatting raw logical drives took hours, when I woke this morning the format was finished and I installed the latest drivers for my vga card and restarted the PC. During the restart I decided to update the BIOS from 2013->2302. I did this with no problems, but the old problem started again. The system would not reset properly, and now when I turn it on via the power button the system check would get stuck at the CPU(found this out because I would see the CPU red led light on) and then the system would turn off. The only way I could make the system boot/post to the bios is either by pressing the memOK button. Can anyone help? I am still able to boot my windows after using the memOK and doing a boot override via the BIOS screen.