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The Corsair ram I have now sucks anyway, but when I tried to put it in a dual channel config, I got BSODs left and right (I couldn't even boot into windows). As soon as I took it out of dual channel, it worked fine (well fine in the sense that I got no BSODs booting into windows) I have nothging OCd and the ram is actually at 5-5-5-18 (I just want something stable right now). The fact that I couldn't get the dual channel config to work, is that an indication that the mobo ram sockets are bad? Or just a sign that the ram truly does suck with this mobo? I have tried the RAM in both A1/A2 and B1/B2 and they both work when nont in dual channel config. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and Merry Christmas to those that celebrate!
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This DDRAM does not suck as all. I think a stick might be dead, because, if I understood, you removed one stick and it worked.
If you meant that you switched them on other slots to disable dual channel, it might be BIOS related, try to update your BIOS and eventually check if there aren't any options that allow you to enable dual channel. If you have 4 DDR slots, try running dual channel on the two other slots.
    
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Have you tried each stick separately to confirm they are both good?
Be sure to run them in slots 1 and 3 for dual channel.
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Originally Posted by busa View Post
Be sure to run them in slots 1 and 3 for dual channel.
not true, you should consult the manual they are most likely colour coded, just match the colours for dual channel
    
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Have you tried each stick separately to confirm they are both good?
Be sure to run them in slots 1 and 3 for dual channel.
Both sticks do work together. I have them side by side in slots A1/A2. They also work together side by side in slots B1/B2. However, when I try A1/B1 or A2/B2 I get bsods. The ram does suck with this motherboard. I have been able to confirm that with other people on the ASUS forums. I can't OC anything with this ram and I can't use the specified timings (even on stock!). I am returning these for GSkill ones, but I just wanted to make sure that my ram sockets aren't messed up for dual channel mode. I already know the ram isn't too compatible iwth this mobo based on all the bad luck I have had. They doboth work together and they can pass 10 hours of Orthos and memtest. That is how I know the ram still works. Plus, 2 gigs are registrered when I boot up and all that good stuff. But, agian, in dual channel mode, I get BSODs before I even boot into windows. I am not looking for a resolution to this becauyse I know it must be the RAM's fault, but I just want to make sure that my ram sockets aren't to blame.


Ross UK, yes I tried them in the same colored slots (I am not new to dual channel memory). But, again BSODs in dual channel mode. I do believe it to be the RAM. But, as I said above, I just wanted to make sure that something like that couldn't be caused by the memory sockets. Thanks again guys!
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not true, you should consult the manual they are most likely colour coded, just match the colours for dual channel
ALL ASUS mb's are color coded with slots 1 and 3 / 2 and 4 as dual channel. The recommendation is correct.
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ALL ASUS mb's are color coded with slots 1 and 3 / 2 and 4 as dual channel. The recommendation is correct.

However, my main concern is that the ram slots are FUBAR. I have tested the memory in all 4 ram slots (not dual channel), and they all work fine. However, in dual channel mode is when I get the BSOD. I know it isn't a BIOS setting because it posts and everything. It even says dual channel enabled. It is when I am about to boot into windows that the ***** hits the fan. I am 95% sure the RAM is just not working wtih my mobo, but again, I just want to know if it could be a defefctive ram slot, or because the ram does work in all 4 slots, my ram slots are OK and the dual channel problem is solely to blame on the RAM. If anyone can just answer that for me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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However, my main concern is that the ram slots are FUBAR. I have tested the memory in all 4 ram slots (not dual channel), and they all work fine. However, in dual channel mode is when I get the BSOD. I know it isn't a BIOS setting because it posts and everything. It even says dual channel enabled. It is when I am about to boot into windows that the ***** hits the fan. I am 95% sure the RAM is just not working wtih my mobo, but again, I just want to know if it could be a defefctive ram slot, or because the ram does work in all 4 slots, my ram slots are OK and the dual channel problem is solely to blame on the RAM. If anyone can just answer that for me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Only way to know if it's the ram or the slots is to try another set of ram and/or another motherboard.
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Only way to know if it's the ram or the slots is to try another set of ram and/or another motherboard.
Well, I will be returning this RAM for some GSKILL ram. I suppose I would know then. I am 100% sure the memory isn't compatible. However, I don't know if it is a memory problem with the dual channel thing or the motherboard. I am hoping for it being the memory. Can incompatible memory cause BSODs when in dual channel mode? Is that something that is possible? Any info about that would be great. Thanks again!
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