Intel i5 660
Intel DP55WB Mobo
Thermaltake CPU Cooler (Using the stock Intel right now for testing purposes)
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333, PC3 10666, CAS Latency 7, 7-7-7-21, 1.5V
Asus GT440 Video Card
WD Caviar Blue 1 TB
Samsung Disc Drive
OCZ ModXStream 700W PSU
Developments from the last thread are that I RMA'd the RAM, Mobo, and PSU, because I thought it'd have to be one of those.
Still getting the same problem (YES I did breadboard it first). This is NOT my first build. All the connections have been thoroughly checked, all components properly seated.
Hooked all up on a bench. When the PSU is switched on the system instantly powers up (fans, drives) but no POST codes (exception below). Removed ALL but CPU and CPU Fan. Disconnected everything from mobo as well. When PSU switched on system powers up, gives three long beeps (RAM/Memory error).
Added one stick of RAM next, didn't get any POST codes. Tried in all 4 RAM slots, still no POST. (also tried with 2 different sticks). Removed RAM, reset CMOS. Still same.
I think that the CPU may be bad. Although I shouldn't get a POST code (without RAM) if the CPU is bad, should I? At this point I've tried 2 video cards, 2 motherboards, 4 sticks of RAM, and 2 CPU fans...
Also, somewhere else it was mentioned that it could be an incompatible RAM timing?
Edited by hamluis, 02 September 2011 - 09:32 AM.
Moved from system Building to Internal Hardware.