Thanks for the update.
I believe you also have a RAM issue. As a general rule you should only install RAM of matching speed/timing/voltage, if more than one stick, the same brand and bought as a kit, (guaranteed to work, bought separately, not guaranteed). 2 sticks of the same specs but different brands may have problems as the physical properties may be different. When different speeds, all sticks will run at the lowest RAM speed. Different timing will be unstable, you would need to set all sticks to the same timing in the BIOS. You have mismatched RAM.
The system must have on stick installed in the primary slot, that is the first one connected to the controller, to be able to Boot. For your MB, B1,(running single channel) closest to the CPU.
Two sticks, B1 and A1. (running Duel Channel). > Motherboard Manual, pages 14/15
Lets see if we cha get it going using a bare bones setup. If you know the
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is OK, clean off old TIM and apply new. use that. keyboard/mouse. one stick of the Samsung RAM in slot B1. monitor connected to the onboard graphic. No internet, no other hardware. Test. If OK.
Shut down, Add the second stick of the Samsung to slot A1. Test. If OK.
Shut down, Swap to your new CPU. (don't forget to clean all traces of TIM from the CPU and cooler plate, then apply new TIM) Test.
Info, > http://www.hardwares...R3-Memories/167
post edit to correct CPU name.