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Trouble with a S5000PSLSASR build

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Just slapped this thing into my case and threw it all together. I keep getting an amber blinking LED from the status LED, which according to table 40. System Status LED, it means it's non-fatal alarm – system is likely to fail, and one of the following is true. -Critical voltage threshold crossed -VRD hot asserted -Minimum number of fans to cool the system are not present or have failed -In a non-sparing and non-mirroring mode, if the threshold of ten correctable errors is crossed within the window. Can someone help me figure out how to find out the problem and to fix it? If I need to elaborate more, I can.


Specs: [RAM]: 32GB (8x4GB) HYS72T512420EFA-3S-C2 PC2-5300F [CPU]: 2x Intel Xeon L5420 2.5GHz 4 Core SLARP [PSU]: EVGA 500 W1 80+, 500W 100-W1-0500-KR



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Recommend assembling and running a bare-bones system outside of the case first.

  • Remove EVERYTHING from the case.

  • Place the motherboard on a non-conductive surface, such as cardboard (motherboard box) or plywood. Do *-NOT-* place the motherboard on the anti-static bag! It can actually conduct electricity.

  • Install the CPU, thermal grease and heat sink. (Intel Guide / AMD Guide)

  • Install 1 RAM module (stick).

  • If applicable, install the video card and attach the power supply connection(s) to the card if your card needs it.

  • Connect the monitor to the video output.

  • Connect the power supply to the motherboard with both the 24-pin main ATX power connector and the separate 4- or 8-pin power connector.

  • Connect a power lead from the power supply to the power connector on the CPU fan.

  • Connect power to the power supply.

  • Do NOT connect ANYTHING else.

  • Use a small screwdriver to momentarily short the power switch connector on the motherboard. Consult your motherboard manual to find which two pins connect to your case's power switch. When you momentarily touch both pins with a screwdriver, it will complete the circuit and boot the system.

With any luck the system should power up and you should get a display. If so, assemble these same parts into the case and try booting once again. If the system now fails to boot, you have a short in the case and need to recheck your motherboard standoffs.

If the system did not boot up, more often than not, you have a faulty component. Start swapping parts until you determine which one is defective. Best bet would be to start with the power supply.

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