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Hey, I have an EVGA P55 A655 mobo, last night i had no problems
today, i noticed the 4gig of ram i ordered came in, so i turned the pc off and installed it

when windows boot, i noticed i had the same amount (4gig) double checked to make sure i had seat them well, and i had.

so i took out the new installed ram and put the old ram back in, using the same config that i was before, and now windows shows i have only 2gig available

since then i have checked to make sure all the ram sticks are good by booting to windows with each of them plugged in by themselves and have come to the conclusion that it is the dimm slot that has stopped working.

are there any ways i can make sure of this though?
i've tried to run memtest but for some reason after booting from the disc, it just sits there and says ready.

also now if i plug in 2 sticks and boot, my network adapter doesn't recognize a connection
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you can try and figure it out via deduction. Can you boot with one stick on the suspected dead slot? if yes, then it's not dead.. if you cannot boot with the suspected dead slot, then it's probably dead.

Do you see any burn marks near or around the ram slots?
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no i can't boot to the slot i suspect is dead, and no i can't see any burn marks

tried to also boot one stick in the other 2 slots, and that's a no go as well,
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no i can't boot to the slot i suspect is dead, and no i can't see any burn marks
tried to also boot one stick in the other 2 slots, and that's a no go as well,

one last thing to make sure it's the ram slot.. change cpu. It's probably unlikely but it can be a damaged cpu also (but not likely.. also look at the pins for any bent ones on mobo)

EDIT: i assume you cleared cmos right?
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wish i could switch cpu's but this is the only one i have access to atm
and yes i have cleared cmos and also updated the bios

think i've covered most of the basics, but thought there could be something i was missing
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Originally Posted by shrapner View Post

wish i could switch cpu's but this is the only one i have access to atm
and yes i have cleared cmos and also updated the bios
think i've covered most of the basics, but thought there could be something i was missing

i think that's about all you can do unfortunately... also look over your board (if it has any onboard jumpers or switches not set to default) on my mive having ln2 switch to on can mess up booting. looks like it's time to rma
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