I upgraded my computer for the first time in about 12 years from a core duo quad to an I7 motherboard. I bought an Asus P8P67 LE motherboard. This motherboard has a fancy feture, perhaps standard now, that gives you a little red light next to anything that is not working properly. I bought 16 gigs of Patriot Viper 3 desktop memory DDR3 1600MHz PV316G160C9K and installed it. When I flipped on the computer for the first time, it seemed to be going through a standard start up, but then....the monitor does not come on and the computer just sits there idling. The little red light next to the MEM OK button on the motherboard is glowing brightly. Now, I have become aware that, contrary to DDR 2 and DDR 1, not all DDR 3 works in all motherboards that are made for DDR 3. Did I buy the wrong ram? If so, where was my error, and what kind of RAM do I need to be picking up?
Thanks in advance,