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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

This is due to bad seating (which you covered) or instability (usually due to not enough DIMM voltage).

yay, running memtest86 atm and now am even more confused... :-/ Memtest currently says there is only 4087M for memory, but at the bottom it has all three sticks of my Corsair RAM listed. Clearly this is not simply a Windows issue like I originally presumed, not sure where to move it to, but mods please feel free smile.gif

Do you think this could be a problem of too much voltage by any chance? I know some sticks of RAM are supposed to run @ 1.5 and my board is running them @ 1.65. Could that extra voltage have killed the Corsairs? Though it might explain why those sticks don't work, it doesn't explain why i'm only getting 4GB of the OCZ RAM, which is designed for and runs @ 1.65. So confused...confused.gif
Edited by b3machi7ke - 11/19/11 at 12:55am
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Moved. smile.gif
    
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In the SPD tab of CPUZ it should show slots 1, 3 & 5 as populated. If it shows any of the even slots as populated then CPUZ is showing that you have a problem.

Reseat all memory and make sure it is seated correctly.

In BIOS make sure that you DRAM voltage is set to the recommended voltage for your RAM.

If that does not work try booting with each stick separately in each of slots 1, 3 and 5. This will tell you if you have a bad stick or a bad slot.

This can also be caused by the HSF putting uneven pressure on your MB.

If you are overclocked you can also try setting your BIOS to default settings.

Post the part number of your ram so we can see what timings and voltage it should run at.
Edited by idahosurge - 11/19/11 at 4:28pm
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you try moving to different dimm slots? There can be a dead slot in there somewhere

fellow bellow me can also be right lol... but usually you would have to manually configure that so i'd think you'd remember ?
Edited by badatgames18 - 11/19/11 at 4:36pm
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Did anyone check msconfig, if max ram is sitting at 4096? or cranked up, etc? (Under boot/max mem).

Did anyone see if bios registers correctly?

What is set for the pre fetch ram in computer management, etc?

- Le_Loup



Alternatively...

Seat 1 stick, boot, see if registers clean.

Seat 2nd stick, repeat

Seat 3rd stick, repeat.

If all works... Windows is speschual
    
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