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Asus P67 Sabertooth lacks 16GB Memory support (*SOLVED* - Stuck CPU socket Pin)

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I just completed my build with the Asus P67 Sabertooth and I5 2500K which I was planning on combining with 16GB (4x4GB) G.Skill RipjawsX DDR-1600. But apparently this memory is not on the QVL "Qualified Vendor List" which I didn't know about prior to buying all the components. mad.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429

I had a hard time getting it to boot up the first time because I kept getting the memory light. After multiple attempts I found that only one stick of this type of ram will work if installed in the A2 Slot. I tried each stick individually and they all work they just don't work if I install more than one stick.

So do I have a defective board? Or is it that the memory has to be on the approved list to work? If so that list only has the following 2 options for 16GB! angrysmiley.gif

GEIL GET316GB1333C9QC 16GB ( 4x 4GB )
GEIL GET316GB1600C9QC(XMP) 16GB ( 4x 4GB )

Has anyone tried any other 16GB options that works with this motherboard?
What should I do; I bought the memory from Newegg do I RMA it?
Edited by Camacho408 - 2/1/12 at 10:36am
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4x4 ftl... 2x8 solves all the worlds problems.
    
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Check the vendor website for compatibility. The Asus site's list is rather out dated.... by a lot. Mine aren't on Asus's list but are on the G.Skill site.
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Did you try updating the BIOS first? There are about 10 BIOS updates and they generally all ship at stock.

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABERTOOTH_P67/

The last few specifically add memory compatibility.


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If you already have, perhaps try increasing the voltage on the DRAM. Lower everything to 1333 MHz and go from there, till you find the culprit. There is a lot you can try, but you have to test things out individually. I know my old Patriot Viper memory worked @ all full slots, but then its a different brand. In general, I manually tweak every single setting anyways so it could have been voltage, memory chips, CPU overclock / underclock....
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Reading the OP again, I seem to have missed that he's using the same exact ram as me. And the Sabertooth P67 is on the QVL of the RAM so you should be fine.

Update the BiOS. Hold the Ram OK! button until it starts blinking, it'll auto-set your timings and everything for you. If that doesn't help, take all but 1 stick out and try it.
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Thank you all for your help...

I checked the G.Skill website for this RAM and the Sabertooth P67 is on their qualified motherboard list, but this RAM in not on any ASUS website Qualified Vendor List.

Quote:
If you already have, perhaps try increasing the voltage on the DRAM. Lower everything to 1333 MHz and go from there, till you find the culprit. There is a lot you can try, but you have to test things out individually. I know my old Patriot Viper memory worked @ all full slots, but then its a different brand. In general, I manually tweak every single setting anyways so it could have been voltage, memory chips, CPU overclock / underclock....

-Updated Bios
-Update all drivers
-Installed 4 sticks...Did not boot....pressed MEMOK button cycled on and off, LED blinking increased and then just remained on and still did not boot up.
-Installed 2 sticks .." ^^^" same thing.
-Installed 1 stick .. Boot right up ... Any of the 4 sticks works like this.

This is what I have done so far but I’m still limited to one stick of 4GB in slot A2. I still have to tinker with the settings to see if that makes a difference. I will let you guys knows if anything works but so far it seems like I need to go with another brand and/or type.
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4x4 ftl... 2x8 solves all the worlds problems.

My problem is how do I know which ones to get? If ASUS has outdated lists and the RAM manufactures say they are compatible with this mobo but still don't work...like my current situation. thinking.gif
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I don't think it's the RAM problem at this point. Most RAM should be compatible with any motherboard (that's why we have standards) maybe try using slots 1, 3 and 4 if 2 doesn't work. Sounds more to me like a faulty motherboard (ram slot) or a bad stick of RAM
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I don't think it's the RAM problem at this point. Most RAM should be compatible with any motherboard (that's why we have standards) maybe try using slots 1, 3 and 4 if 2 doesn't work. Sounds more to me like a faulty motherboard (ram slot) or a bad stick of RAM

That is what I was thinking originally but after some search it seems like this is a common occurrence.
Maybe I will try your suggestion tonight...a single stick of this ram in the other slots. A single stick in slot 2 works fine and that is with any of the 4 sticks which confirms that all the RAM works fine.

If slots 1, 3 or 4 were faulty on the motherboard wouldn't it still boot up but it just wouldn't read the RAM in those slots? Is there another way to check if a RAM slot on the motherboard is faulty?
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The good news is that after this pain staking process I was able to add another stick of ram so I am now using 8gb out of my 16 gb.

I installed every stick in each slot, one at a time, then two at a time and so forth changining them around. Here is what I found:

all the sticks work fine when installed in either slot A1 or A2

1 stick works in slot A1 or A2 only.... installing 1 stick in either B1 or B2 resulted in no boot.
2 sticks works in slot A1 and A2 only.... installing 1 or 2 sticks in either B1, B2 or both resulted in no boot.
3 sticks did not boot
4 sticks did not boot

So if a stick is installed in slot B1 or B2 it will not boot.... ***?????

Also when I boot it up with ram in A1 and/or A2 its reading it as 1066 even though its 1666 mad.gif

Somebody help please.... Does this mean slot B1 and B2 don't work? How can I check?

Thank you all for your help.
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Did you bent any CPU pin? Take out your CPU and check.
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