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Well, I need to replace my motherboard. For some reason, only 3.99gb out of 6 shows up in windows, and it does this randomly. I've swapped out every other piece of hardware, and it hasn't fixed it. So, I need a new motherboard.

Just wondering what's good for $200 or less? Looking at the ASRock motherboards, but I've never heard of them. They do have great reviews, though. Also looking at possibly an open box Asus P6X58D-E, or a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R.

Anything else I should be looking at?
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gigabyte UD3R gets my vote, overclocks with the best of them and is an overall great board, especially the newer revisions
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You dont wanna explore the memory problem first?

try a different bios version. I had a problem years ago with windows only seeing 2 cores on my q6600
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Just want to add, that I'm a complete newb to overclocking. So, that should be taken into consideration. A newb friendly board.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
You dont wanna explore the memory problem first?
I've explored all there is to explore. Nothing works. I've been running in circles with EVGA and their suggestions, and everyone else on their forums. I've run out of options.

I posted the problem on here, and almost noone responded.
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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post
I've explored all there is to explore. Nothing works. I've been running in circles with EVGA and their suggestions, and everyone else on their forums. I've run out of options.

I posted the problem on here, and almost noone responded.
so uve rolled back the bios?

and installed windows again?

in cpu-z does it show all the dimms ?
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Asrock extreme 3

Ud3r

MSi pro-e

All good choices.
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post #8 of 44
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
so uve rolled back the bios?

and installed windows again?

in cpu-z does it show all the dimms ?
Ok. Here's the story. Yes, I've done all of that. I've updated, downgraded, reinstalled, changed voltages, changed every setting imagineable, manually set timings... basically... I've done it.

On a cold boot, it shows 3.99gb usable out of 6. Now, I have a fix (works every time). I shut down after a cold boot. Then, I go into the bios, and reset to default. Then, I reboot. Once I reboot after that, it shows all 6. Works every time.

To sum up, this is my startup ritual:

Boot-> check memory and watch it say 3.99 usable of 6->shut down->start up->enter bios->reset to default->save changes and exit->watch it restart->sign into windows->check memory and it'll show all 6 gigs.

This is every time I start my computer. This works every time, but it's preventing me from doing any overclocking.
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post #9 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droogie View Post
Ok. Here's the story. Yes, I've done all of that. I've updated, downgraded, reinstalled, changed voltages, changed every setting imagineable, manually set timings... basically... I've done it.

On a cold boot, it shows 3.99gb usable out of 6. Now, I have a fix (works every time). I shut down after a cold boot. Then, I go into the bios, and reset to default. Then, I reboot. Once I reboot after that, it shows all 6. Works every time.

To sum up, this is my startup ritual:

Boot-> check memory and watch it say 3.99 usable of 6->shut down->start up->enter bios->reset to default->save changes and exit->watch it restart->sign into windows->check memory and it'll show all 6 gigs.

This is every time I start my computer. This works every time, but it's preventing me from doing any overclocking.
Right ok. Get some RMA on that? I really don't see why you should shell out for this.
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post #10 of 44
ud3r gets my vote too, its a great board
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