Hello everyone. Sorry it has been so long, the power supply was back ordered -_-
So anyways, here I am with my new computer, mostly built, and of course I've run into an issue. ): When I turn the computer on the screen is blank. "No signal" says the monitor.
On the bright side, upon turning the computer on, all the fans spin, the LEDs light up, and there is a beep—in fact there are 2 beeps. The motherboard reports CPU temperature at below 40 (yes!).
Upon looking in my motherboard manual Troubleshooting section, the probable solution to my problem is "Using even pressure on both ends of the DIMM, press down firmly until the module snaps into place." I believe the RAM was installed correctly, but I pushed it a little anyways—alas, to no avail.
In relation to the RAM, there are 4 slots of the motherboard, labeled DDR3_A1, DDR3_A2, DDR3_B1, and DDR3_B2. There is a little chart in the manual explaining to install memory modules of the same density in pairs. The chart is kind of weird but I believe it says to put Dual Channel Memory Modules into A1 and B1 together and/or A2 and B2 together. I put the memory modules into A2 and B2.
When I turn the computer on WITHOUT a USB boot drive in it, several BIOS codes flash on the motherboard, including 4F, 72, 62, 99, A3, and AE. It stops on A3 for a while until finally resting on AE and staying there. For some reason, none of these BIOS codes are listed in my motherboard manual. The computer shuts off when I hit the power button; I do not have to hold it down.
When I turn the computer on WITH a USB boot drive in it, several BIOS codes flash on the motherboard, including 4F, 96, 72, 62, A3, AE, and F6. The numbers slow down around A3, AE, and F6, but finally what i believe is the CPU temperature appears—numbers in the 30's moving up and down slowly. None of those BIOS codes are listed in the motherboard manual either. The computer shuts down only when I hold down the power button.