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post #1 of 10
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Just as the title says, I installed 6 more Gb of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 for a total of 12Gb. As soon as I booted, before reaching the post screen it restarted again. This time booting into windows normally. My first thought was to run memtest at stock settings. I let it run for 8hr/5passes last night. No errors.

Any ideas on what else to troubleshoot? confused.gif It does this double restart on stock and OC settings. I've tried doing some quick voltage diagnostics by raising QPI/DRAM by .5 all the way up to 1.4 and it still does the double restart loop. This was never an issue with the 6 gigs I had.
Edited by Cykososhull - 3/8/12 at 7:41pm
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post #2 of 10
Read your motherboard for recommended compatibility settings with RAM. Some motherboards have certain corks that are unique to the motherboard. My sure your in the correct slots for dual channel mode. Make sure your running at the "recommended" voltage for the RAM, not just what your motherboard auto-selects.

Other than that, out of ideas.
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If you remove the new ram does it still do this?
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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post

Read your motherboard for recommended compatibility settings with RAM. Some motherboards have certain corks that are unique to the motherboard. My sure your in the correct slots for dual channel mode. Make sure your running at the "recommended" voltage for the RAM, not just what your motherboard auto-selects.
Other than that, out of ideas.

Thanks for the input. +REP. I looked all over for my manual and couldn't find it. Then I realized my mobo has a MEMOK button. I let it boot into windows, hit the button, let it run it's fail safe memory diagnostics and the next restart was flawless.

I haven't touched that button for 2 years haha. I forgot it was even there. redface.gif Thanks for the quick reply.
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post #5 of 10
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Spoke too soon. I began to run P95 in order to test my OC with this much RAM and as soon as a worker failed, I restarted to raise the QPI/DRAM voltage. Double restart again. mad.gif Anybody have some suggestions? Maybe its a hardware issue where I will have to lower my RAM freq. (currently at 1604)? After running the MEMOK, it did say to update my BIOS and I do believe I'm out of date by one current update.
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post #6 of 10
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If you remove the new ram does it still do this?

No. It was a single boot before I added the RAM. I'm at the 11hr in P95 testing my current QPI/DRAM voltage to make sure it is stable. I'm not sure what else to do. CPUz recognizes my 12gigs, while Windows only recognizes 8.confused.gif Should I trust CPUz or Windows? I did pass Memtest overnight without any errors.
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post #7 of 10
Cykososhull,

I have a Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Motherboard and when I OC it Boots twice, I've been told thats normal as it's setting up the OC, correct me if I'm wrong.
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No. It was a single boot before I added the RAM. I'm at the 11hr in P95 testing my current QPI/DRAM voltage to make sure it is stable. I'm not sure what else to do. CPUz recognizes my 12gigs, while Windows only recognizes 8.confused.gif Should I trust CPUz or Windows? I did pass Memtest overnight without any errors.

Trust what your BIOS recognizes. lol. All these problems point back to a motherboard issue. The Asus website will have the manual if your lost yours.

But seriously, read the motherboard manual about RAM. It's not that painful, i promise. thumb.gif Some motherboard set weird limits for RAM, or are not stable at certain timings, or ect...
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 3/8/12 at 10:10am
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post #9 of 10

My X79 post twice before continuing due to OC. I think the first boot is the safe post then the second is oc post. I believe it is in case the OC failed, you will still be able to post back into the BIOS settings.

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post #10 of 10
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This is going to sound retarded, but after all the in depth diagnostics I was doing was all for naught. I decided to take the RAM out and reinsert it again and whadda ya know, it works flawlessly. redface.gif It's funny because I read so many threads that result in the most simple thing being overlooked and happens to be the root cause of the problem. I am now guilty of that novice mistake. Thanks for all your help everyone. +Rep to all for the input.
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