I have a striker extreme motherboard, intel quad core 6600 and 2 sticks of one gig ram. Ram is on the recommended for mother board list from crucial.Graphic card is 9600 gt I believe. POwersupply is 600 wats and only one hard drive and cd rom.
What power supply do you have, please list brand name and watts.
Info I have found out about this board since I purchased it. Striker extremes seem to have a problem with initial booting out of bios. There is a read out at the back of the computer that tells one what the bios is checking. Many have reported of it not getting out of the first initial proccessor stage. Some like someone here on your forum get bios checksome error.
I don't know about this particular board, but there are some more recent boards that one has to flash the bios to a later version before it will recognize a quad core. The problem being, is that you need to have a less powerful single core (in some cases dual) processor before you can do that, because you can't flash a bios until you get the thing to recognize the processor.
There are some suggestions on asus forums basically stating reset the cmos take the battery out unplug the unit and wait . Change ram to one stick change it's position and then put it all back in restart hope you can get into bios to check the voltage on your ram see if it's correct and flash rom to newer version.
To clear the CMOS, you need to shut it down, unplug from the wall, ground yourself before getting in that case, remove the motherboard battery, change the jumper on the motherboard from pins 1 & 2 to pins 2 & 3....wait ten minutes, move the jumper back to pins 1 & 2, replace the motherboard battery, plug it in, turn it on and to see if you can get into the bios when it comes back up.
Done what I can but nothingseems to work in clearing cmos getting into bios area. My system actually initials proceesor tests the memory to be ok.lists teh main proc correctly then in brighter letters states sli-ready memory detected a dash then a few asccii char of jibberish. I think this is where it hangs. Now is it trying to read graphic card memory and hanging?Or is it as I suspect something in bios not set correctly.SO far I am o for 5 trys getting into bios.
any help would be appriciated
Get us the make and watts of your power supply and that might give us some clue as to the problem.