Sooo I messed up.
I posted earlier about this board, and how I could only use the bottom pci-e slot.
My solution was to switch motherboards with the one of my brother's pc,
as his case doesn't hinder the bottom slot to be used.
The board worked fine before with a 2600k, and I updated to the most recent bios
After I inserted a 2500k, I got no post.
So when I boot up, without even a graphic card nor display connected, one piece of
ram (doesn't matter which slot), no sata drives, it goes in a loop, from 14 to 19 to 20.
Sometimes I get 00, but one of the ram sticks I used might be bad. When I press clear cmos
button on the back of the board, I get F3 (recovery image found).
Tried ram that worked -before the switch.
Before swapping the parts It gets stuck on 20, this happened often.
Without ram I get error 14, static.
Things I tried: clear cmos, taking the board out and looking for shorts, reseating the cpu, there are
no bend pins on the mobo, trying different kinds of ram on all slots, putting the graphic card in all 3 slots.
Power supply works fine.
Only variable left is the cpu, but I'm not really inclined to open them up again, I have only so much thermal paste.
Do you think I botched the board? Or maybe microcode error from the cpu? The cpu worked before the switch,
and I took both out at the same time and put them directly in the motherboards.
At this point I'm seriously considering buying a new mobo and ditching this horrible motherboard
Edited by Wolfrider, 30 June 2017 - 02:41 AM.