Update. I left the unit on for quite a while, and the system posted and came up. I seem to have an issue with two memory slots. If there is a memory stick in either slot 3 or 4 or both, the board will not post or load anything. It just has the easy debug LEDs flashing between ram and cpu. If I put either stick in slot 1 or 2, or both sticks in 1 and 2 it posts and loads Windows. Motherboard mfg. says sticks should be in 2 and 4 first. This seems to be a motherboard issue, but is there a way or test to check that the CPU is healthy? Thanks, Al K.
OK, it seems like every time I put a message on here I stop and think about what might come back as a reply. I found the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool and ran it on the board and processor. It comes back and says Pass on all supported functions of the test. There were a few tests that were unsupported, Front side bus test, QPI test, PCH test and PCH ERUM test. The rest have PASS next to the test. I am assuming that the processor is good. Can anyone verify this so I can go focus on the motherboard? Thanks, Al K.
- Try again after disconnecting all devices not essential for booting.
- Try again after removing motherboard from case.
- Look for any metal standoffs positioned where they should not be and causing shorts.