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well i got some ddr2 1066 ballistix from Frys for $5 after rebate n free shipping
they came today. I was hoping to pop then in my sig rig with my other ballistix and they would all run at 800 and be one big happy family of crucial RAM
well i was WRONG
(btw these are all 1 sided)
in preparation i de-overclock back down to stock speeds and vcore and put HT back(i left ram volts at 2.2).
so i turn off, unplug power...the normal
pop the sticks in
power on
no post, no bios screen just the ominous monitor searching for signal.
so i clear the cmos, try it with just the 2 sticks that i know work(both passed memtest)
no luck
so i try same with one stick
no luck
then i take a stick of ddr2 667 that runs at 1.8v from my lanbox, clear cmos...
no luck

im stumped, someone please enlighten me, hopefully i missed something easy.

Cheese
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I don't know what to tell you other than to unplug the power cord and reset cmos with the good ram.
    
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I tried that 3 different times...even with some ddr2 667 that I know runs, and I already had a pair of ballistix that I know works not boot

but thanks for the input
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Originally Posted by thecheeseofmanynames View Post
I tried that 3 different times...even with some ddr2 667 that I know runs, and I already had a pair of ballistix that I know works not boot

but thanks for the input
Thecheese, did you try a deep CMOS clear?

1. Unplug the power cable from the system
2. Hit the power button to discharge any power that is left over
3. Move the CMOS jumper to the clear position
4. Remove the CMOS battery for about an hour
5. Put the battery back in
6. Place the jumper back in it's normal position

Have you tried a different CMOS battery? If you have a can of compressed air blow out the DIMM slots. Perhaps something extremely small fell into one of the slots. I would run only the essentials for testing purposes (ie. video card, memory, cpu, psu).

Let us know

Good luck
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im gunna try that now, i was only waiting for 25 minutes before
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wenever i need to clear the cmos on my old rig, i always use the jumpers. it wont clear properly otherwise
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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
Thecheese, did you try a deep CMOS clear?

1. Unplug the power cable from the system
2. Hit the power button to discharge any power that is left over
3. Move the CMOS jumper to the clear position
4. Remove the CMOS battery for about an hour
5. Put the battery back in
6. Place the jumper back in it's normal position

Have you tried a different CMOS battery? If you have a can of compressed air blow out the DIMM slots. Perhaps something extremely small fell into one of the slots. I would run only the essentials for testing purposes (ie. video card, memory, cpu, psu).

Let us know

Good luck
1. Unplug the power cable from the system
4. Remove the CMOS battery
2. Hit and hold for 5 seconds the power button to discharge any power that is left over
5. Put the battery back in
if you do it this way and hold the power for 5 seconds you dont have to wait
post #8 of 9
i suffer with the exact same problem.

My Asus Commando is known to do this. and after i changed some BIOS settings, saved & exit - it froze up...np i thought, its done this many times before, and clearing CMOS + leaving 1 stick of ram in usually fixes it.

This time, it didn't. ive been without umbra for nearly a week now and am currently using a laptop...i freaking hate laptops.

ive ordered a cheap stick of RAM off ebay for £5, its on my mobo's QVL so it should work without problems, if it doesn't i know my mobo has died in some way.
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well i figured it out
coincidentally my graphics card died, so now im running fine off of one of my old 6600s...time to contact xfx support
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