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Have you MEM-TESTED the sticks ?

Have you tried booting with only ONE stick ? [diff slots]
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post #5972 of 7108
Good idea. I'm cutting and pasting this from another one of my posts:



Scuba Steve's patented 90 minute quick test exercise for 4 sticks with a MB with 4 slots thumb.gif
(faster with fewer sticks)

  • Download this: http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-4.0a.iso.zip
  • Use it to create a bootable CD
  • Shutdown your PC
  • Pull all RAM sticks except 1
  • Boot into BIOS
  • Set CD as boot drive
  • Save, exit, and boot
  • Select 4.0a test
  • Let Memtest go through all 11 tests.
  • If it passes, shutdown, pull that RAM stick and drop another stick into a different slot on the MB and repeat
  • If any of them fail, try it again in another slot and make sure that it fails again (ruling out issues with the slot)...AND then try a stick that tested OK in the first slot that failed (again, ensuring that it is the stick, not the slot)

The idea is to test each stick and all of the slots that you are using. If a slot fails, you want to ensure that it was the stick and not the slot. You also want to get a successful test using a known good stick in each slot.


Example:

I have four sticks and a MB with four slots. One stick is bad and the MB slots are all good.

  • Drop stick 1 into slot 1. It passes.
  • Drop stick 2 into slot 2. It passes.
  • Drop stick 3 into slot 3. It fails.
  • Drop stick 3 into slot 2. It fails. - stick 3 definitely bad
  • Drop stick 2 into slot 3. It passes. - slot 3 ok
  • Drop stick 4 into slot 4. It passes.

Six total tests for 4 sticks of RAM with four slots and one bad stick. Three sticks test OK in four different slots and one stick fails in two different slots. All slots proven good and one stick proven bad.



Not theoretical. I just did this last week and nailed one bad stick out of four in the first seconds of running Memtest on that stick. Sure, you can also let Memtest run multiple passes on a stick for hours...but if it is bad stick, there is a good chance that you will nail it fairly quickly.

cheers,
Scuba
post #5973 of 7108
hey guys need some help here smile.gif

recently i had to sell my maximus gene-z (the "normal" on not the gen3). and now i'm searching for another boards that's good enough or better that my previous board. i'm thinking about the maximus v gene (the z77) but i just can't justify the price. well the gap is not that big but i'm thinking about a used gene-z/gen3.

need some confirmation here, the gen3 can run pcie3 + ib processors to right? so why should i take the z77? rolleyes.gif
post #5974 of 7108
Sooo...

Just updated to latest bios as I was going to install a new SSD, run some tests and give it a nice fresh win 7 install to go with my upgraded SSD.

Somehow my GENUINE copy of windows became unvalidated and I got the MS annoyance screen and wallpaper (this copy of windows is not....) And when trying to re-validate was taken to a screen to repurchase my copy of windows. wth.gif

So I read up on it a bit and still am not sure how or why it happened, but had to resort to other means (loader) just to DL the couple updates I wanted to put on before I bench-marked my new sandisk E... mad.gif

Anyway after I get done running the bench programs I will do a fresh install of win on the SSD tomorrow, but was wondering if anyone else ran into these issues when updating to 3203?
    
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Originally Posted by ChesterCat View Post

oscarmk
Have you MEM-TESTED the sticks ?
Have you tried booting with only ONE stick ? [diff slots]

Hi Chester,

Well I can't MEM-TEST then since i can't even get into BIOS, I tried putting a single RAM in all slots for all possible permutations of my 4 slots and 4 DIMMS but no luck. I am thinking I have a defective MoBo but I could be wrong...
post #5976 of 7108
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Originally Posted by oscarmk View Post

Hi everyone!,
I just finished assembling everything:
*Maximus iV Gene
*16 GB Corsair Blue DDR3 1600 Mhz
*500 gb Caviar Blue
*I5 2500K
*Seasonic 620 W Modular
*NZXT Guardian 921
However as soon as I started it I got a "2E" code, I did research online and in fact my RAM was not seated properly, so after pushing it from the side with no lock and hearing the clicks, I turned it on again only to get a code "AE" that lasts forever, no lights are on on the motherboard (the manual mentions 4 leds for issues, none are on), and when it starts I get the normal 2 short beeps (?).
I do not have a GPU installed yet and I have no keyboard or mouse connected and no optical drive, so I connected my monitor to the HDMI output in the MoBo but I am getting no signal, I am wondering if this is because i don't have a GPU or if I should really be geting a signal anyway by connecting to the HDMI.
I also noticed I used the SATA 3gb connector and my HD is a 6gb but I don't think that is relevant, everything seems to power up nicely I just get no output to my monitor, again I have no GPU yet but the I5 2500k has an iGPU, is this the cause?, or is there an underlying error here?
Thank you!
Oscar
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Hi Chester,
Well I can't MEM-TEST then since i can't even get into BIOS, I tried putting a single RAM in all slots for all possible permutations of my 4 slots and 4 DIMMS but no luck. I am thinking I have a defective MoBo but I could be wrong...

Before resorting to an RMA I would take all the hardware out of the case and assemble it with the mobo sitting on the cardboard mobo box. I have had this happen, done that, and had it work, then reassembled and had it work. Obviously I had a phantom short circuit somewhere...but was just happy to get it working.

The other obvious thing is checking all connections and cables to ensure they are fully seated...
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Hey guys just a quick question.

Anyone else think the onboard audio is garbage?

1- Won't encode 5.1 in games.

2- I have never heard this much crackling through an optical output. It is horrendous.

If you don't have these problems.... What the hell are you doing differently? Lol.
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hey guys need some help here smile.gif
recently i had to sell my maximus gene-z (the "normal" on not the gen3). and now i'm searching for another boards that's good enough or better that my previous board. i'm thinking about the maximus v gene (the z77) but i just can't justify the price. well the gap is not that big but i'm thinking about a used gene-z/gen3.
need some confirmation here, the gen3 can run pcie3 + ib processors to right? so why should i take the z77? rolleyes.gif

The latest BIOS available for the Gene-z/GEN3 says:

"Support new CPUs. Please refer to our website at: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
* Enable support for Intel Next Gen 22nm Processor E1 stepping MP version CPU."

So, in theory IB and PCI-E 3.0 should work without problems as soon as you have the correct CPU and GPU.
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hi everyone i have to ask you a question
i am a owner of this mobo my sistem is :
i7 2600k (4.6 ghz)
8gb g.skill ram 1600mhz
1 n570 gtx msi twinfrozr III

i was thinking in buying another gpu (of the same brand and model) but i read that if i put a sli in this mobo the top card will have overheating trouble ; my case is a antec eleven hundred and its a bit large for the mobo i know but i was wondering if some of you have tried a sli with this (or similar) gpu and if its fine with that.

if not would be better to sell my gpu and change with for example the evga 560ti twin (the dual gpu one) or is better to sell the mobo and get a bigger one for the sli ?

thnx Oslo
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hi everyone i have to ask you a question
i am a owner of this mobo my sistem is :
i7 2600k (4.6 ghz)
8gb g.skill ram 1600mhz
1 n570 gtx msi twinfrozr III

i was thinking in buying another gpu (of the same brand and model) but i read that if i put a sli in this mobo the top card will have overheating trouble ; my case is a antec eleven hundred and its a bit large for the mobo i know but i was wondering if some of you have tried a sli with this (or similar) gpu and if its fine with that.

if not would be better to sell my gpu and change with for example the evga 560ti twin (the dual gpu one) or is better to sell the mobo and get a bigger one for the sli ?

thnx Oslo

They will get pretty hot. Especially with a twin frozr style cooler that does not exhaust out the rear of the case. If you have good air flow in the case it can work. The top card will probably be about 10-15c hotter. Depending on air flow.

You may be better off selling that card and getting a good single card solution. I personally don't recommend a dual gpu card but thats just me. 580 or 680 are both great choices. But its your dough. If you have the room is always better to get a full size mobo.

But this little thing is awesome so its hard to give up for the price.
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