I'm having a hell of a time getting an i5-3550 system working. I had bought originally a Gigabyte motherboard that went into a reboot loop prior to POST after 1 successful boot. So I purchased a considerably more expensive Intel DP67DE , AA G10217-303 with the hope that would solve my issues.
The board refuses to POST, instead delivering 3 error beeps indicating memory issues. I've tried now with 3 different sticks
2 x Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G - with one of the sticks it doesn't even get to the errors just power cycles. The other delivers the 3 beeps. This is very close to the memory listed as "good"
1 x Adata AD3U1333C4G9-S - This also gets me the 3 beeps
All components were purchased new within the last 3 days, but where I'm at in Panama...it's too costly to bother with RMA. I'm out 200 bucks thus far on this build. help!
p.s. could it be cpu?
It is very difficult to point the faulty hardware without cross-testing them.
However, 3 beeps point to memory errors. I would start with this initially.
Even on Kingston website, the memory that you are using is not validated and tested on the Intel (R) Desktop Board DP67DE.
The one which is validated and tested is same like the one recommended by CMTL.
I noticed that they recommend the full height instead of the low-pro which I have, seems to have the same construction.
Standard 512M X 64 Non-ECC 1333MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR3, 1.5V, CL9, FBGA, Gold) H type
Standard 512M X 64 Non-ECC 1333MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR3, 1.5V, CL9, FBGA, Gold) low pro
The Adata is however the correct module for that board, near as I can tell.
If ordering the full height modules is the way to test then I'll do it. I'm waiting to hear back from Kingston first.
Thank you for your post. I have same issue. And I found a document in Intel web.
I hope your problem already solved. However, I will try other full height module. And report if this issue solved.