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I got 2 sticks of this Kingston memory below. I can install either stick in the first
slot. If I install the second stick, it won't post. I'm installing the second stick in the right slot according to the MB manual. It goes in the second blue slot. It POSTed without setting the timing in the BIOS with either stick, but not the second,so I set the timing in the BIOS. What am I doing wrong? Nick
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So both stick will work in slot number one but when you try to put them in dual channel it won't post? Is that what you are saying?
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Sounds to me like a dead stick... Time for RMA most likely.
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Originally Posted by x2s3w4 View Post
I got 2 sticks of this Kingston memory below. I can install either stick in the first
slot. If I install the second stick, it won't post. I'm installing the second stick in the right slot according to the MB manual. It goes in the second blue slot. It POSTed without setting the timing in the BIOS with either stick, but not the second,so I set the timing in the BIOS. What am I doing wrong? Nick
Try the sticks in b1 and b2 instead ofa1 and a2
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post #5 of 16
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I could put either stick in slot B1. The other stick goes in slot A1. Either stick works in B1.It will POST and works fine.
When I put in the second stick in A1 it won't
POST. I guess it must be the MOBO. It has worked fine with a PNY 1 GB stick for 4 months. I wanted 2 GB so I got the Kingston
2GB package.
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I found someone else having a different problem, he said he solved several problems with his A8N32-SLI MOBO by changing his PCI Latency Timer from 64 to 32 in the BIOS. So
I did the same. Now I'm getting a beep code, one long beep followed by 2 short beeps. There's nothing in the manual about this. Anyone know anything about beep codes on this board? Nick
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post #7 of 16
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Sorry, that's only when I install the second stick. Still runs good with 1 stick.
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post #8 of 16
yeh but did you try b1 and b2 ??

Does that board have the asus voice post reporter if so activate it in the bios it will "tell" you what the problem is
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post #9 of 16
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Didn't try B1 and b2 because manual said first stick goes in B1 and second stick goes in A1. Just tried B1 and B2,still doesn't POST. I must have installed the second stick wrong when I got the beep code, cause I tried it again to hear the code again and there was no beep code, but still no POST.
Still works good with just 1 stick though.I'm thinking the MOBO probably must be the issue. Anyone have any other ideas? Nick
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post #10 of 16
Turn the pc off>turn off the psu>unplug the power>reset the cmos. My asus board will do that if I change ram...I try different sets that I have to see where my best performance is...some of them wont post as two sticks until I reset the bios
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