Asus M4A785TD-V EVO does not boot

In early 2010 I build a desktop computer from single parts, among them an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO mainboard.

I had to send it back two times because it had a defect, and then the RAM I had ordered with it (Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit) did not work, even though the mainboard-RAM combination was certified by Kingston. In the end I had to get another revision of the RAM modules to make it work.

Boot problems

Four years later, the PC did not boot up anymore. When powering it on, the fans and hard disk drives spinned up but that was it.

No BIOS beep, the displays stayed blank - "no signal". Others reported the same problem:

Things that did not help


When the issue happened in 2014, I let the computer run in that broken state for a day, and after restarting it booted up normally.

In 2015 when the problem occured again, I extracted a single RAM module, started the PC and it booted up normally. After that I put it back in again, and it still booted up normally.

Written by Christian Weiske.

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