"DET DRAM" on LCD Poster

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Roeder
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Hey everyone!

I recently assembled a new gamingcomputer with the following components:
AMD 965 Black Edition @ 3.4 GHz
HD5870 1GB DDR5 RAM
OCZ Reaper HPC 2x2gb DDR3 PC3-10666
CROSSHAIR FORMULA III

Sadly - when I plugged everything in there was a mistake. The LCD Poster that came with the motherboard was saying "DET DRAM" whenever I turned it on, therefore (I suppose) it's the reason my screen isn't showing anything. It's just the normal "No signal input".

I've tested both on my TV with VGA and HDMI cables. Nothing working.

Everything in the computer was working. No errorbeeps, all fans were working, the light in the motherboard was there and both the mouse and keyboard was enabled (I could judge it by the lights turning on, when powering on the computer).

What can I do? And if anyone else have experienced this, what did you do?

As far as I know it has something to do with the ram. My friend told me, that some RAM just doesn't go along with some motherboards and this could probably be my situation.
But I've tried with two different sets of RAM and all of them gives me the same error message.

Edit; I found a picture containing the same message I am getting.
http://wind.ap.teacup.com/picoo/timg/middle_1193512523.jpg

Help is MUCH appreciated.

Regards, Andreas Røder.

Roeder
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Update note: I've tried taking out the GFX too and it still gives me the same "DET DRAM" on the LCD Poster.

Would it be a wild shot to believe it's the CPU then?

Hilmar
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DET DRAM is not an error, its just to indicate that the board is detecting your ram. However if it doesnt proceed to Chek CPU then either mobo or ram is the problem i think.
I have the Rampage II gene, wich also has an LCD poster
Usually i see:
DET DRAM
CHK CPU
VGA BIOS
- Boot

And im not that smart on AMD architecture, but i think i remember correctly by saying it has the built in memory controller, so it might be the CPU.

Try this:
1. Check your mobo manual and see if your RAM is placed correctly, coz they might be in the wrong slots.
2. If 1. doesnt work then try reseating the cpu, its a common advice on RAM problems.

Hope you get it fixed

Hilmar
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Or 3. Try booting with 1 stick at a time