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omg man..

OK so i jumped the gun, AGAIN.

this board must have issues. 4gb of ram ended up locking up on me.

i've checked each stick, along with each slot on the board. all seem fine, just as a whole, its ***d.

so what to do now? really, really, really dont wanna RMA this board, it cant be screwed, its gotta be the RAM somehow not talking.

currently running 3gb of RAM in flex mode..will have to do for now.
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Is DVD drive enabled as the first boot device?
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post #23 of 26
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Is DVD drive enabled as the first boot device?
nah the HDD is now that i've installed everything.

does that matter? didnt make a diff before.. when trying to boot windows for the first time for example.
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post #24 of 26
What voltage are you giving the ram modules? I've had problems with my G.Skill DDR2 1000 kit because of the tRC setting. G.Skill needs the 1000 kits to run at 52, but the max manual setting is 42. So in order to run them at 52, I had to set all the sub timings on auto .
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What voltage are you giving the ram modules? I've had problems with my G.Skill DDR2 1000 kit because of the tRC setting. G.Skill needs the 1000 kits to run at 52, but the max manual setting is 42. So in order to run them at 52, I had to set all the sub timings on auto .
lol yeah im thinking it has something to do with voltage...

currently, EVERYTHING is on auto, havnt even had the chance to overclock yet..

but by the looks of it, my board is automatically volting the ram to 2.2v .. isnt that a bit much? im downloading Everest now to see for sure..
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post #26 of 26
If this is your RAM, OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition, then make sure they are at least getting 2.1v as specified by the manufacturer. The board is most likely defaulting to 1.8v, which would be undervolting them.
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