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Okay so I went back from using my H100 to another cooler I had since the H100 is faulty. I mounted the cooler then put my ram back in and it wouldn't boot. I managed to find out that it was the second slot of each channel. so in order it goes Working | Working | Not Working | Not Working. Not quite sure what could of happened and I refuse to believe that they've broken when I've not actually touched them.
    
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The memory controller is integrated to the CPU. So the first thing I would check is your CPU mount. Unfortunately that means removing the heatsink, removing the CPU, checking the pins in the socket, and reinstalling the CPU as carefully as possible. I bet a CPU reseat is all you will need to fix this issue.
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You saw the socket pins? Maybe mounting the h100 is moved some pin on your socket
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The memory controller is integrated to the CPU. So the first thing I would check is your CPU mount. Unfortunately that means removing the heatsink, removing the CPU, checking the pins in the socket, and reinstalling the CPU as carefully as possible. I bet a CPU reseat is all you will need to fix this issue.

yeah this^ as much as a PITA it is i would try this.
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post #5 of 12
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The memory controller is integrated to the CPU. So the first thing I would check is your CPU mount. Unfortunately that means removing the heatsink, removing the CPU, checking the pins in the socket, and reinstalling the CPU as carefully as possible. I bet a CPU reseat is all you will need to fix this issue.

I'll have a go at doing that now. Thanks for the information.
    
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Let us know how things work out.
 
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Went to remount the CPU and notice a gap in the pins, 1 pin is bent on the board thus causing this issue. It was only a cheap board (£70-£80) but I'm still a little upset since I won't be able to RMA it and will be forced to buy a new motherboard. Everyone says 'don't worry you won't break it, be as rough as you like' but it breaks really really easily, I was super careful and still managed to break it. Possibly because I've been working on it for about 3 hours and was starting to get annoyed that such a simple task was taking me so long.

So now I have one of two options, save up a little money and buy a new motherboard which will put me back on Haswell or cope with the partially working board for another month or so and hope I have enough money to buy the chip (friend is going to be getting me the motherboard).
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Went to remount the CPU and notice a gap in the pins, 1 pin is bent on the board thus causing this issue. It was only a cheap board (£70-£80) but I'm still a little upset since I won't be able to RMA it and will be forced to buy a new motherboard. Everyone says 'don't worry you won't break it, be as rough as you like' but it breaks really really easily, I was super careful and still managed to break it. Possibly because I've been working on it for about 3 hours and was starting to get annoyed that such a simple task was taking me so long.

So now I have one of two options, save up a little money and buy a new motherboard which will put me back on Haswell or cope with the partially working board for another month or so and hope I have enough money to buy the chip (friend is going to be getting me the motherboard).

 

try to unbend the pin ?

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try to unbend the pin ?

Yeah, just be careful and bend the pin back. The pins are in a "v" shape with one end attached to the board. I usually only have to pin the bottom of the "v" to the board with a toothpick, and gently try to bend the top part of the "v" back to its original position.

The real trick is not to bend the other contact pins around it. I bet you can get it working again.
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