- 23 months ago
Hi all. So back in Dec 2016 I built my first gaming desktop. It was a great experience and so far has been fantastic, no issues, until now I believe. Here is the build:
Long story short, computer has worked great until I go to start it up yesterday, and nothing shows up on either of monitors. I checked all the obvious things, everything was plugged in, etc. I plugged the HDMI into my TV to see if that would display anything, still nothing. OK. I took everything apart, for the first time since I built the computer, so it was pretty dusty. I cleaned everything from top to bottom. I then removed the GPU, CPU, coolers, connections, etc. Put it all back together, still won't display anything on boot up. Can't even get into bios. The one clue it's giving me: There is a solid red LED light that says DRAM on the motherboard. It also says VGA and CPU but those are not lit up. For what its worth, the second I start it up the CPU light flashes red and then it switches to the DRAM light being lit up. A few hours of googling and it seems many people with that issue say its an issue where the RAM isn't seated correctly. But believe me, I must have removed each stick of RAM and tried every single combination of how it was arranged, 1 stick at a time, a dozen times, still nothing.
I'm going to swing by a friends house tonight and try different RAM. If that doesn't work, will I need to buy a new motherboard? I will admit I was looking at some upgrades, lol (EDIT: and if I had to swap out the mobo, is that just plug and play or would i have to reinstall windows all over again?.... RIP)
I just find it funny that it worked great for nearly a year and a half and then one day it won't work at all. Any help is much appreciated, thank you.
EDIT: IDK why i said it was an asus mobo in the title. MSI