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New board won't post, Amber dram led lit

Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 pm

Hi all, I just got my new build

Asus z-270a prime Mobo
G skill ddr4 3200 ram -16gb
I7-7700k

I hooked everything up and pressed the power button, and my system won't post, and the Amber dram led is continuously lit. I have tried the mem ok button, and also tried changing dram slots a2/b2 to a1/b1.

No luck and the system won't post. Any suggestions? I know the dram speed is above the official supported ram, but I plan to overclock it. Any suggestions on how to get the board to post?
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Re: New board won't post, Amber dram led lit

Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Sputnik7 wrote:
Any suggestions? I know the dram speed is above the official supported ram, but I plan to overclock it. Any suggestions on how to get the board to post?
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Borrow some RAM that meets mobo specs and POST successfully. Once you've done that, reboot and change the RAM specs in the UEFI, shut down, put in your non-spec RAM, and hope. Your mobo is telling you that the info it's seeing from the RAM is beyond spec so it just quits and won't let you into the UEFI to change it to your RAM specs.
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Re: New board won't post, Amber dram led lit

Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:33 pm

A CMOS reset couldn't hurt either.
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Re: New board won't post, Amber dram led lit

Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:53 pm

Looks like my memory wasn't fully seated in the dram slots. Gave it a reseat and a CMOS reset, and we have Post!

Thx all for your help. I'm extremely excited to see how my new i7 goes in my games. I'm upgrading from a 2500k
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