Bought the board in June then went on holiday for July. Just had a chance to assemble and test everything.
The power button and reset button on the case and on the motherboard both work as expected. Motherboard starts up, and the digital debug display runs through a bunch of numbers (some too fast to read) before settling on 67 and staying there. The motherboard does not beep at all.
Meanwhile, the CPU LED comes on briefly; then the DRAM LED comes on and stays on continuous. It never gets as far as the VGA or BOOT_DEVICE LEDs (which, I assume, should light in sequence). The fans all keep running :-) but nothing else happens.
I reseated the CPU and both sticks of memory. I tried just having one stick of memory in the red D1 slot. Same results. I tried having *no* memory in any slot: same results, except that this time the debug display lands on 65 and stays there.
I tried clearing the CMOS with the "clear CMOS" button.
- Intel Core I7 3.20GHZ processor with Corsair H70 CPU cooler
- Corsair AX 1200W Modular PSU
- 2x Ripjaws X Performance DDR3 1866MHz 8 GB
- Seagate Barracude 1TB 7200RPM SATA drive
I don't remember what the graphics card is offhand, except that it's a lower-end PCI-e card pulled from a working computer. I'm planning on getting an Nvidia 680 but haven't yet. Let me know and I can check what card it is, but I don't think the problem is the GPU. It seems as if things are never getting as far as checking for that.
I know that the memory isn't on the qualified vendors lists -- should have checked that and didn't -- but I figure that, if the memory isn't compatible, I should be getting a debug code to that effect. Also when I remove the memory, I should get a debug code telling me there's no memory installed.
Any idea what's up? Have I made some naive configuration mistake? Is it possible I have a bad motherboard?