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So yeah one of my Ram slots decided to take a poop on my evga classified.

I'm going to mess around with it for a few days to see if i can somehow fix the issue but in the meantime if i cannot figure it out than i'm going to buy another 1366 motherboard, not to expensive though.

I have tried all my ram sticks in the same ram slot and it still doesn't work.

any recommendations?
post #2 of 10
I here the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R is a great X58 board is that in your price range? Also the ASUS Sabertooth board is sweet both are right at $200 from newegg. There is also the MSI X58A-GD45 for about $180 not sure on that one but hear good things on MSI stuff lately.
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Why not just get your EVGA repaired under warranty?
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It's probably not the motherboard. It's usually caused by a problem with how the CPU is making contact with the motherboard pins or how much pressure the CPU cooler/block is placing towards the socket. Keep in mind the memory controller is on the processor, so if you lose a channel of memory functioning, you should probably look there first. RAM slots really do not go bad all too often.

Take off your CPU cooler/block, check for any bent pins, and then do a reseat. If that doesn't help, i4memory has a great guide on why less memory is being detected than installed on the X58 platform, it's super informative: http://i4memory.com/ramdetect If it still doesn't work I would basically just mess with the CPU VTT voltage before you RMA.
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Thx. I reseated the CPU once and the ram slot still does not work. Though i only tried once which is not enough so i will give it a couple more tries. Like you said it probably is not actually dead it is something that is causing it to do this.

Thx for all the info. +reps .
post #6 of 10
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Yeah guys the CPU socket looks damaged somehow. The little pins that make contact with the CPU. Not sure how that happen but yeah it happend. I don't think i can RMA the board since i never registered it.
post #7 of 10
That sucks. If the board isn't registered I think you're SOL too

You could always try to bend the pins back yourself if you think it's fixable.
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yeah i actually tried doing that but it made it worse. it went from 3.99 usable to 1.99. Though i will try one more time and really take my time doing it.
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This normally happens from the cpu not making contact with one of the pins, and this is caused by a bad re-sear or tightening/moving the cpu cooler too much

or if you are broke, just use dual channel
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