you can try removing the geforce card, and use the onbaord video. Also on the back hit the "back to bios botton" it should light up red, see if you can get any video that way.
I would also try 1 stick of ram the entire time until you get it to work. Also make sure no add in cards are installed, and only plug in the monitor, keyboard/mouse.
Thanks for the reply. I have tried all of what you have proposed: B2B button, removing vid card, and even removing both sticks of ram just to see if I get a POST beep...and I get no beep. Now that I've removed the CMOS battery, it will boot but hangs on POST 21 with no display
to be a little more clear, removing all the RAM, i get 3 beeps (which is perfectly normal for the motherboard phew!) and POST 20. But adding 1 stick of ram, I get POST 21 and no beep.
I'm starting to think that the problem lies in the RAM sticks Kingston HyperX 4gb 1600 KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
It has the same specs as the Corsair Vengeance which is what makes me confused.
Does anyone use these on this board? Can anyone confirm?
Same issue, with Kingston KVR16R11D8K4/16I (turned out the wrong memory had been spec'd by a sales guy somewhere)
We ended up going with Crucial memory and sending the Kingstons back.
Word of caution: This board is very touchy...do not, at the same time, enable UEFI and disable Legacy BIOS. The pain you feel will be excrutiating.