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Bad Mobo, or Bad Memory?

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Hello everyone. I am sorry if this might not be the best place to put this topic in. I thought I would put this in General for now. As I am not completely sure what the problem is coming down to. Anyways, I just bought two sets of Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB). Yet, When I go to install them all. My PC does not post or anything at all. The only slots that do work. If anything, Are the first two slots closest to the CPU. If I only leave in two sticks. I get BSODs at boot. Same thing if I were to only leave in one stick. I have tried so many combinations. I am completely unsure of what to do. My specs are below. If you need to know anything else. Let me know. Thanks

EDIT: FYI Everything is all stock. Nothing is Overclocked.

AMD Athlon II x3 440 (With one core unlocked. Making it an AMD Phenom II x4 B40)
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
2GB OCZ Gold Memory One bad stick.
Sapphire ATI 5770 Vapor-X Edition
Corsair 650TX (650W)
Windows 7 64-bit
Edited by Pwner5889 - 12/23/11 at 2:06pm
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So you are saying that with 2 sticks your computer won't boot at all and with just 1 stick it will boot but gives you BSODs? Or regardless of the combination you get BSODs? Your wording is a little confusing. Welcome to OCN by the way, someone here will be able to help you out. smile.gif
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Don't mix your new Vengeance DDR3-1600 sticks with those generic DDR3-800 OCZ Gold sticks.  Just... don't.  The speed, timings and voltage are completely different.  The kits are likely not going to work together.

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The only stick of memory that works right now. Is the one 2 gig stick OCZ. The corsair sticks do not work with my motherboard. Yet they should be compatible with my motherboard. Every other DDR3 sticks I install I get a BSOD. Even if they should be compatible.
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Did you reset the bios to defaults by any chance?
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I did not no. Either way that shouldn't be the issue. At least I think.
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I did not no. Either way that shouldn't be the issue. At least I think.

It very well could be, if your board didn't change memory timings automatically and is still trying to use the timings from the ocz. The ocz is 6-6-6-18, and the corsair is 9-9-9-24. Huge difference, the corsair will not work with that much difference.

Anyways, can you get into your bios screen? If you can, with the corsair installed, set all the timings to automatic.
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I did not no. Either way that shouldn't be the issue. At least I think.

It very well could be, if your board didn't change memory timings automatically and is still trying to use the timings from the ocz. The ocz is 6-6-6-18, and the corsair is 9-9-9-24. Huge difference, the corsair will not work with that much difference.

Anyways, can you get into your bios screen? If you can, with the corsair installed, set all the timings to automatic.

Exactly what I was suggesting.
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I have done that already. My BIOS should update it automatically. I went in and checked everything. Set everything to automatic. Then a went in and changed the timings manually to 9-9-9-24 I still got BSODs.

EDIT: Okay, I went into the BIOS and loaded the fail-safe defaults. Now I am running with 8GB of the Corsair memory. Only this time I cannot put anything else in the PC without it not booting. Like I said before, I can only use the first two slots. If I use anything else, it won't POST. Any ideas on what I should do next?

The timings are 9-9-9-24.
Edited by Pwner5889 - 12/23/11 at 7:11pm
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