I have a DH61AG board that will not post. My hardware setup is...
The system powers on and the CPU fan runs. However, I don't get a post screen. The power LED blinks three times and then pauses, it repeats this continually. I checked the manual and this LED pattern indicates a memory error, but the memory stick is not the problem. I pulled out the Crucial 2GB memory stick and put it in my laptop and it works fine. I figured it might be a bad memory slot on the motherboard so I tested the stick in both slots and in each case there is no post and the LED just continues the same pattern of blinking three times. The only thing I can think of is this could be because I'm using an Ivy bridge CPU on a Sandy bridge motherboard and that I need to update my BIOS. But how could this be true? How could a CPU cause a memory issue? Any ideas?
According to the compatibility chart, this processor should work. I just need the 0039 BIOS update, which I have no way of verifying since I cannot post. According to that chart the processor will work with revision "G23736-400 or later, G81491- All". This board is revision G23736-400, so I think it's capable of using this processor. What is G81491-All? I don't see that on the side of my motherboard box.
Okay, one more question. My board is a revision G23736-400. According to the DH61AG manual on page iii. revision G23736-400/500/502 have BIOS version AGH6110H.86A.0023. However, revisions G23736-503/504 have BIOS version AGH6110H.86A.0040. The key difference in the numbers being 0023 and 0040. Are these numbers the BIOS version? Since I have the motherboard revision G23736-400, I probably have BIOS version 0023. According to the chart I posted above I need at least BIOS version 0039, right? Could this be what is causing my error? However, if this is the case, why does it come up as a memory error?