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But if you run with just two sticks it seems to work okay?
Any two sticks work fine in any two red slots.
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Boot with just one stick see if it fails, after try 1red socket 1 black then the CPU should act as single channel ram see if it still works, try useing the ram slots closest to the CPU, there is one slot thats has to be populated else you would get a ram beep from bios.
In some cases you may get only 1 ram stick accepted you have to work out wich slots work and add ram , keep trying till it works since your sig tells xeon cpu i guess it´s tripple channel so try with 2 ram sticks see if it goes bad with 2 try 3 after in other slots.
I read alot about ram errors on newer Icore cpus i expierienced it myself i had to reassemble my rig many times till i found out it´s was a dual channel issue and it works with single channel so you may have a bad ram slot or a bad cpu, the IMC seem to get messy with multi channel ram.
It works fine with any combination of one or two sticks in any red slots, so all of the red slot work. I can't get it to post with the ram in only the black slots, but if I put two sticks in red and one in black, they all come up (but still fail, as usual).
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OK..hope you guys don't mind me jumping into the fun..this is classified as a ( tough dog problem ) in my book. You guys have tried all the usual troubleshooting steps..let me suggest some steps that are unusual. I call this my (round robyn) move, when you have the time, good lighting, a can of contact cleaner, a magnifying glass, and a rabbits foot handy, try this; pull everything out of your sys carefully, while doing so look for anything unusual to fall out, or appear burnt or overheated. Spray all of your plugs and sockets with contact cleaner, use cotton swabs where you can. Slowly give a good look see at your entire motherboard for burnt spots, swelling or cracked components, or an errant screw or washer wedged in somewhere ( the mag glass helps here ). Turn the motherboard over and look for corroded or unsoldered connections, along with anything unusual that doesn't look right. Don't hurry this step do the same with all your plugin pc boards, do a good job here. Pull on all the wires that go into plugs carefully..not too hard but hard enough to see if the wire is in there solid. Before doing all this your sys should be cleaned well and kept that way.In the event you do not find anything that you can see wrong with you sys..then..see below.
Last but not least..about the rabbits foot..ahem...toss it up into the air and note if it lands on the foot or the arm bone. If it lands on the foot..you have a good chance that your sys will run perfectly on the first go anyway..if not..consult your favorite diety.
I have a few well worn favorite troubleshooting words and phrases..that do work on occasion that I will share if asked in private..( do not use these words if the gals are within earshot ).
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Could be a short or bad connection some where, I've had that happen before.
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Could be a short or bad connection some where, I've had that happen before.
I'll be stripping it down completely and rebuilding it out of the case. Hopefully I will work out the issue.
    
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psu is overheating...clean yor dust filter.
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I'll be stripping it down completely and rebuilding it out of the case. Hopefully I will work out the issue.

Can't be hard drive. OP stated that the freezes occur in the BIOS?


a friend of mine had something similar to this issue, but instead of every 10 minutes, it was every 3 minutes or something. System restarted constantly.
Make sure your case standoffs are all in, as well as your mobo screws, and if you have a bare metal CPU backplate, put some electrical tape on the exposed parts. You said that this didn't happen until you installed your mobo block? Does your mobo block have a backplate by any chance?
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psu is overheating...clean yor dust filter.
Nope, it's clean and cool.

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I'll be stripping it down completely and rebuilding it out of the case. Hopefully I will work out the issue.

Can't be hard drive. OP stated that the freezes occur in the BIOS?


a friend of mine had something similar to this issue, but instead of every 10 minutes, it was every 3 minutes or something. System restarted constantly.
Make sure your case standoffs are all in, as well as your mobo screws, and if you have a bare metal CPU backplate, put some electrical tape on the exposed parts. You said that this didn't happen until you installed your mobo block? Does your mobo block have a backplate by any chance?
Nope, no back plate.
I'm current running memtest out of the case, we'll see what happens.

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Just failed the memtest frown.gif
    
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Just failed the memtest frown.gif

Time to send back your RAM, sir smile.gif
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Time to send back your RAM, sir smile.gif

Called it wink.gif I had very nearly as big of a headache with my pieced-together/acquired rig, and took months to finally figure out it was the RAM. Glad you're back on track!
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Called it wink.gif I had very nearly as big of a headache with my pieced-together/acquired rig, and took months to finally figure out it was the RAM. Glad you're back on track!

There's a similar thread here too tongue.gif
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