Ok, I removed all hardware, that is all drives, pci card, pcie graphics (running from oboard graphics instead). Even the RAM. Without RAM the BIOS was beeping 3 times. Put it back in, same problem. Also removed and put back the CMOS battery (after a 24hours removal period).
The LEDs sequence is following: dd26 - dd44 - 0021 - 0003 - 0010 and then restart.
So I'm guessing either the board or the CPU is at fault?? How can I know which? The CPU is an i7 4770 (standard, non k version)
The whole system was purchased (separately) in august 2013, but not active before october (motherboard was not available right away)
I just noticed the CPU HOT led turns red before the system shuts down.. I guess I got my answer? What do you think? What would it mean though? Defective CPU? Bad cooling? It's a cooler-master fan.. and the system stayed hours online yesterday after I had the problem for the first time, without any issue...
The problem is exactly the same as described here: DZ87KLT-75K + i7-4770 fails to init CPU
However, my PSU is a Seasonic X-650, which is Haswell ready.
RAM sticks are 2 of the following, and theyre not low profile either: http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX16C9P1K2_16.pdf
I really need help, please!
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