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RAM Problem with X79

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Well hello there. I recently build the rig in my signature. It gave me some issues before starting up. Now that it is up and running, I notice that it flat out refuses to recognize the RAM in the system. I have Corsair Vengeance 16 GB installed in the system but it only detects 8GB.

Any idea as to why this is happening? redface.gif
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I had sort of the same thing happen to me. When I got my 32GB kit only 24GB showed up. I tried pretty much everything within re-seating the RAM and in Windows. So eventually I took the heatsink and CPU out and saw that a few pins were bent somehow. I then took a mechanical pencil and some tweezers and bent them back to normal. Then put the heatsink back on and all 32GB's were recognized.

Hope I helped.
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post #3 of 6
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I checked that mate. Nothing is wrong with the pins. BIOS is updated to the latest revision sadsmiley.gif. Thank you for the suggestion. thumb.gif
Edited by danishmishra - 2/13/12 at 6:18pm
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post #4 of 6
Did you buy the Corsair ram new as a quad channel kit? I have seen some compatibility issues with ram in on the x79 platform. It seems like some boards are more picky than others and your best bet it to get a ram kit that is quad channel and has been certified for your board.
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Yes I did. I bought it as a quad channel kit. I am going to take everything out and look for bent pins again.
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post #6 of 6
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I finally figured out the problem. It was the stupid CPU cooler fan. It was pushing RAM modules out of their place. Should have noticed before. Thank you everybody for your help.
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60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD Sony BWU-500S-WW Blu-ray Writer Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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