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Correct but it fixed an issue for me like the one he is having. I just reset my settings again and never had the problem again.
I was just trying to ensure the guy it was alright.. he sounded a little shaky about it.. I agree it can solve a multitude of issues.smile.gif
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Hey Gentlemen, I've got a problem:

edit: problem resolved (got board replaced by retailer)
Edited by keesgelder - 8/20/12 at 7:52am
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Hey Gentlemen, I've got a problem:
I've bought this board a couple of days ago and put it in my rig yesterday. However, I've been having issues with the RAM. When I put the RAM in slot 1 and 3 (like you're supposed to), my PC did not boot. After fiddling around for a while, I found out that putting memory only in the channel A slots results in a successful boot (but of course, in this case my memory does not run in dual channel). Putting memory in the channel B slots results in an unsuccessful boot. An unsuccessful boot in my case means that the red RAM led is burning constantly (indicating some sort of problem with the RAM) but I'm not getting any sound indication.
I contacted someone over at the futuremark forum's who seemed to have the exact same problem. He told me that he fixed the problem; he found out that actually one of the pins in the CPU socket was slightly bent (according to him it was slightly longer than the rest, therefore probably bending while installing the CPU), and he manually bent it back thereby actually solving the problem. This is quite interesting, because having the PC boot in the first place with a busted socket is quite unusual. I do not like to try this for myself before I've ruled out everything else. I'm not looking forward to bending CPU socket pins (nor am I looking forward to doing the whole thermal paste thing again either, so for now I cant just look at it either).
I hope you gentlemen can help me out here!
(edit: also posted the issue on the asus support forums)

According to page 2-5 of the manual the correct config is slot A2 (2) for a single DIMM, Slots A2 (2) and B2 (4)for 2 DIMMs, and slots A1 (1) A2 (2) B1 (3) and B2 (4) for 4 DIMMs. I use slots A2 & B2 (2 & 4) and have no Dual Channel issues. Did you try installing one stick in slot A2 (2) only and then entering the bios and setting the ram timings listed on the sticks manually as well as setting the rated voltage?
    
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Hey Gentlemen, I've got a problem:
I've bought this board a couple of days ago and put it in my rig yesterday. However, I've been having issues with the RAM. When I put the RAM in slot 1 and 3 (like you're supposed to), my PC did not boot. After fiddling around for a while, I found out that putting memory only in the channel A slots results in a successful boot (but of course, in this case my memory does not run in dual channel). Putting memory in the channel B slots results in an unsuccessful boot. An unsuccessful boot in my case means that the red RAM led is burning constantly (indicating some sort of problem with the RAM) but I'm not getting any sound indication.
I contacted someone over at the futuremark forum's who seemed to have the exact same problem. He told me that he fixed the problem; he found out that actually one of the pins in the CPU socket was slightly bent (according to him it was slightly longer than the rest, therefore probably bending while installing the CPU), and he manually bent it back thereby actually solving the problem. This is quite interesting, because having the PC boot in the first place with a busted socket is quite unusual. I do not like to try this for myself before I've ruled out everything else. I'm not looking forward to bending CPU socket pins (nor am I looking forward to doing the whole thermal paste thing again either, so for now I cant just look at it either).
I hope you gentlemen can help me out here!
(edit: also posted the issue on the asus support forums)
What bios are you running? I had that problem when I first built my rig till I updated my bios then all 4 slots worked just fine. Did have to set trimmings in bios though.
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According to page 2-5 of the manual the correct config is slot A2 (2) for a single DIMM, Slots A2 (2) and B2 (4)for 2 DIMMs, and slots A1 (1) A2 (2) B1 (3) and B2 (4) for 4 DIMMs. I use slots A2 & B2 (2 & 4) and have no Dual Channel issues. Did you try installing one stick in slot A2 (2) only and then entering the bios and setting the ram timings listed on the sticks manually as well as setting the rated voltage?

Whoops 2 and 4, that's what I meant, but I've tested basically every combination so far ;-)
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What bios are you running? I had that problem when I first built my rig till I updated my bios then all 4 slots worked just fine. Did have to set trimmings in bios though.

As soon as I got into windows I downloaded and installed the (newest) 1403 bios, but nothing changed.

I just checked my timings in the bios ('primary timings'), they were all detected correctly automatically, so the situation has not improved yet.
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post #2017 of 6919
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Hey Gentlemen, I've got a problem:
I've bought this board a couple of days ago and put it in my rig yesterday. However, I've been having issues with the RAM. When I put the RAM in slot 2 and 4 (like you're supposed to), my PC did not boot. After fiddling around for a while, I found out that putting memory only in the channel A slots results in a successful boot (but of course, in this case my memory does not run in dual channel). Putting memory in the channel B slots results in an unsuccessful boot. An unsuccessful boot in my case means that the red RAM led is burning constantly (indicating some sort of problem with the RAM) but I'm not getting any sound indication.
I contacted someone over at the futuremark forum's who seemed to have the exact same problem. He told me that he fixed the problem; he found out that actually one of the pins in the CPU socket was slightly bent (according to him it was slightly longer than the rest, therefore probably bending while installing the CPU), and he manually bent it back thereby actually solving the problem. This is quite interesting, because having the PC boot in the first place with a busted socket is quite unusual. I do not like to try this for myself before I've ruled out everything else. I'm not looking forward to bending CPU socket pins (nor am I looking forward to doing the whole thermal paste thing again either, so for now I cant just look at it either).
I hope you gentlemen can help me out here!
(edit: also posted the issue on the asus support forums)
Have you tried the MEM OK feature listed on pg 2-15 of the manual?
I know its a Bummer but you should Inspect your Socket for damage.
Edited by Hanoverfist - 8/7/12 at 10:21am
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Interesting ..look what this guy has found in his Socket..right out of the box


http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/ocn-water-cooling-club-and-picture-gallery/25270#post_17884849
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Interesting ..look what this guy has found in his Socket..right out of the box
http://www.overclock.net/t/584302/ocn-water-cooling-club-and-picture-gallery/25270#post_17884849

That is interesting... now I wish I would have taken a closer look at my socket to make sure it was clean and undamaged. I wonder if a loose or damaged pin could have anything to do with the instability I had when I had 32GB of RAM. Probably not but you never know... 16GB is good enough for me (though 32GB would have been nice for bragging rights).

I switched to this RAM and it works well... it's a bit faster than the 9-9-9-24 G.SKILL I was using before:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148486

Got a great deal at $35 per 8GB.
Edited by CSE HTML Validator - 8/7/12 at 3:58pm
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I wrote about my new build in my forum here:
http://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1560

I thought I'd share.biggrin.gif

One thing I do wish I had done is removed the thermal armor... but it doesn't look like it can easily be done without removing the CPU heat sink and video cards and I just don't want to mess with it at this point.

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