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have you tried re-setting your BIOS? it might be some bug in the bios.
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Originally Posted by Phenomanator53 View Post

have you tried re-setting your BIOS? it might be some bug in the bios.

I have reset it a couple times. Pulled the cmos battery and also reset by shorting the jumpers. Re-flashed it twice.
post #23 of 56
Do you have any settings in the BIOS for memory mapping or re-mapping? Some boards or BIOS have the option to enable or disable for 4GB or more.
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Do you have any settings in the BIOS for memory mapping or re-mapping? Some boards or BIOS have the option to enable or disable for 4GB or more.

I had read about that feature being mentioned in many posts about my issue, and no mine does not seem to have it.
post #25 of 56
What BIOS are you running?
post #26 of 56
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The newest one, FC. There are only 3 available. I am about to flash to both of them and see what happens.
post #27 of 56
have you tried testing the ram in another PC? or test the motherboard with another set of ram?
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I'm 95% sure the problem is CPU. I've seen this before, CPU gets little damage and does boot okay but memory doesn't work correctly. Usually in these cases only single channel works.
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In the bios, its reads all 8 gigabytes. It shows them being installed/running at the right voltage/timings. Its within windows that I am having problems.
I had the same thing happen to me, try swapping around the slots that the RAM is in. In my case I had two different brands of RAM so I could just swap the pairs, you'll need to play around with different configurations to get it working.
post #30 of 56
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Sorry for constantly bumping this.

I found an interesting article that has my exact same problem.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/?id=541&Itemid=38&option=com_content&task=view

In their case, it turned out to be a bad cpu. Now, I DID drop my cpu and bent the pins slightly. But I bent them back and the processor dropped my right in. Could this be the cause maybe? I wish I could remember but I have no idea if this problem occured after dropping it. I only noticed today when it seemed to boot up slower. I highly doubt newegg would take it back though for a replacement as it has a little flat spot on the corner of the lid where it hit. The pcb is also fractured slightly on the corner.

Im so frustrated right now. I cant bare to deal with anymore rmas after my 2 month long ordeal with asus last month.

There's your problem quite possibly, the CPU die uses every MilliMeter of space for it's workings and circuit paths. That's why De-Liding i7's can be hazardous. RMA the CPU gets my vote. thumb.gif
 
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