|"Still, however, the PSU's fans has never moved. Doesn't this mean that the PSU is dead?"|
"When I turn on the PSU, shouldn't the fan turn on, regardless of the mobo and the other parts?"
E.g. installing ram that is not compatible with being installed in the mboard can cause no boot, no mboard beeps
If nothing else is wrong, if you remove all the ram then attempt to boot, you will get no video, but the mboard will produce an error beep pattern that indicates no ram is installed, if the pins on the mboard are hooked up to a case speaker or other producing sound device so you can hear the mboard beeps.
"G.Skill F3-12800CL9T (4 x 4 GB..."
GSkil web site
No listings for Asus P8..... anything
No listings when I supply the P8Z68-V PRO model
Two possible module part numbers, but if GSkil lists no modules for your mboard model, there is no info to confirm they will work in your model - they may, they MAY NOT .
[ SNIPER ] F3-12800CL9T-12GBSR2 (4Gx3) 1.25 volts
[ SNIPER ] F3-12800CL9T-12GBSR (4Gx3) 1.5 volts
On the other hand
Crucial has listings for your model....
Crucial® Memory Advisor results for the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 PC3-17000, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 32GB
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 PC3-17000 with a maximum of 8GB per slot.*
has listings for your model - they're probably all 1.5 volt
Kingston Memory Search
Memory upgrades from Kingston:
Part Number Description Price
Search Results for: ASUS/ASmobile P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard
KVR1066D3N7/1G 1GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM Add
KVR1066D3N7/2G 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM Add
KVR1066D3S8N7/2G 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM Single Rank x8 Add
KVR1066D3N7/4G 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM Add
KVR1066D3N7K2/2G 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM (Kit of 2) Add
KVR1066D3N7K2/4G 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM (Kit of 2) Add
KVR1066D3N7K2/8G 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL7 DIMM (Kit of 2) Add
KVR1333D3N9/1G 1GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Add
KVR1333D3N9/2G 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Add
KVR1333D3S8N9/2G 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Single Rank Add
KVR1333D3N9/4G 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Add
KVR1333D3N9K2/2G 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) Add
KVR1333D3N9K2/4G 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) Add
KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2)
"Intel i7-2600K, 3.40 GHz"
CPU support list (for P8Z68-V PRO)
It's on the list - bios version 221 or greater required
How to find your present bios version:
If your mboard does NOT have at least that bios version, the mboard would probably boot anyway, the cpu would be set to fail safe lesser settings.
"NVidia Quadro FX4600"
Found on the web -
Minimum system requirements -
750W power supply
"750 W PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II "
Single +12v output
It appears according to reviews on the web that it's a decent quality power supply.
A single +12v output section on a PS is recommended these days.
"I tried the four possible different combinations of the on and off positions of the EPU and TPU switches, and it seems that this may have been why"
EPU ? TPU ?
"I am fairly certain I have all the power switches and such in the correct place. As I said, I triple checked, and went through the manual rather meticulously."
In that case, I'm assuming that you followed the directions and had the AC power to the PS disconnected or switched off AT ALL TIMES when you were fiddling with connections and components inside the case.
If you DIDN'T do that AT ALL TIMES, you may have fried the PS, or something connected to the mboard, or the mboard.
Try removing all the ram then attempting to boot the computer.
You should hear a pattern of mboard beeps.
If that doesn't work, the PS may have been damaged by you doing something you shouldn't have done (much more likely) or it's defective (it's not likely it was was when you first received it).
Since your model has onboard video, you could try removing the video card, connecting your monitor to the onboard video port, and attempting to boot the computer.
Your mboard has onboard video and it's main chipset supports Hybrid video - Intel calls that Multi-Monitor support - both the onboard video and the video from a video chipset on a card in a slot being enabled at the same time.
P8Z68-V PRO (home support page)
•LucidLogix® Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards
Intel® Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors
Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
(CPU support list
Chipset Intel® Z68
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
Integrated Graphics Processor
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *1
2 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
Manuals - English one NOT listed
All 6 versions here:
Page 83 of the pdf of the English manual
Initiate Graphic Adapter - is set to PCIE/PCI by default
Can be set to
iGPU (onboard video) , PCI/iGPU, PCI/PCIE, or PCIE/PCI
iGPU Multi-Monitor - is set to Disabled by default.
If it is set to Enabled, the video chipset on the graphics card probably MUST be compatible with the Multi-Monitor feature, otherwise you will get NO video from the graphics card's video chipset.