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As per my OTHER thread, im having trouble getting this new rig (sig) to POST. While im waiting for my new CPU to be delievered, I checked the RAM i was using against the list in the manual, and its a few letters/numbers different from the Hynix in the list.

Can using slightly different RAM that what is listed cause a MB not to post?
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I have had several Asus boards over the years, and I'd be willing to bet that I've never used RAM off of their very limited list on any of those builds. Although it is conceivable that there could be some incompatibility with some types of RAM, I have never personally experienced it with an Asus board. My only suggestion would be to ditch all of the automatic RAM settings (speed, voltage, timing by SPD, etc.) and go with manual settings even at stock speeds. That can sometimes make a big difference.
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I've heard that some Asus mobos are picky with ram that uses UCCC ICs. Other than that I havent heard/experienced any problems.

Here are some examples of some memory that uses Samsungs UCCC chips:

G.Skill extreme PC4000 HZ
Corsair PC4000
OCZ Gold PC4000
OCZ Gold PC4000 GX
Mushkin Extreme Performance PC4000

Good luck!
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Thanks guys. Im just using generic Amcroe RAM with Hynix chips. It wont even post, as in start the POST sequence. If its not the RAM that stopping it starting, its either faulty CPU or mobo. Both are brand new though which is a pain.

I guess i was just hoping that I could blame the RAM since that would be easy and quick to fix
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Droopz View Post
Thanks guys. Im just using generic Amcroe RAM with Hynix chips. It wont even post, as in start the POST sequence. If its not the RAM that stopping it starting, its either faulty CPU or mobo. Both are brand new though which is a pain.

I guess i was just hoping that I could blame the RAM since that would be easy and quick to fix
Try using a single stick while installing if that is the case. This trick has saved me on more than one occasion.
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post #6 of 9
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Yeah done that.

I've gotta mate dropping off a replacment CPU for me. Nearest one was in a town 300kms away and cost a fortune.

If that doesnt work then its another few weeks of waiting of a replacemnt motherboard to arrive. So depressing.
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post #7 of 9
I have been having a hard time trying to oc with the HZ's and my A8n-Sli Premium. Pretty much around ~230 the ram went unstable(even at 2t 3-4-4-8). I tried messing with the voltage but memtest still error'd. Right now I am at 240x10 with the ram on a divider at 207. Im waiting for my dfi ultra-d to come before I oc more. Always, wanted one anyways. Just needed a reason

So ya, some people have issues but others run fine.
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post #8 of 9
1 more here try with the g.skills HZ pc 4000 no good max stable 250 fbs and memory in 166 divider.And with the xms stable over 25 hrs 271 fbs and memory 166 divider timmings 2.5 3 3 5 1T.
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post #9 of 9
The newer AM2 boards seem to be more picky about ram than older platforms...But that may have been fixed now with newer bioses...

But short answer yes....non compatable ram can make a board not post...

I did a M2N-E build with Patriot ram (4-4-4-12) and I had no problems but...other tried to imitate my build and had problems posting... seemed to be more CPU related for some reason...?

I used PDP and havent had any problems...
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