My First post here.
Ok, so, I think I am getting what a lot of people here are getting, and it is probably just because I don't have the settings right. Let me start of my saying I spent 4 hours last night reading this forum and attempting different combinations of settings with no success - so I've done my homework before frivilously posting.
Here's the deal. I have 6/23-2 bios.
It will boot one time (go to the lanparty splash screen, and allow me into the bios setup) after optimizing settings and attempting to reboot, it won't post. To get it to post, I have to clear the cmos, and then I'm back to step one (boot once, optimize, reboot, no post).
a viscious cycle.
- another point of reference - I do get a cmos checksum error on the boot-up where I get the splash screen (ie. on the time it boots up, the splash screen comes up, then disappears to reveal "CMOS Checksum Error
-another point of reference - on the bootup where it won't even post I get 3 debug lights (which I have been led to believe, from other post, means that it registers the CPU, gets to the memory and hangs).
so to break it down, here's the cycle
1)Boot-up first time
2)Get Checksum Error
3)Enter into bios setup and hit optimize settings
4)reboot and hang - 3 debug lights
5)clear CMOS and return to step 1
That being said, I believe it has something to do with my memory settings, but then again, I am asking because I have no idea.
Here is a couple of things also
I have tried it with the OCZ vx 4000 and also with the Corsain XL Pro 3200
I have tried it with 2 sticks and 1 stick
I do have all 4 power connectors attached
I have tried flashing back to BIOS 6/18-2
I currently have the jumper pins set to allow 4v to the ram
I have tried settings other than just selecting optimal
I have tried the stable/recommended settings in the memory guide
ok. that being said. I would love responses from anyone who thinks they know what could be going on - anything I could have forgotten.
I would also love settings suggestions from those in the know, or those with similar setups. I really believe it has to do with my memory settings - that seems to be the big thing that holds lots of people back.
Thanks in advance guys!