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No this procedure is a blind force flash. All you here are the beeps.

http://www.ami.com/support/doc/AMIBI...e_List_PUB.pdf Section 8.1 are the beeps you may get.

The boot block initializes before the cpu and does not need the cpu to initialize before it forces the flash. Hold the ctrl + home keys on the keyboard before you hit the power switch. Attach a case speaker if you don't already have one so you're not completely blind and you may be able to figure out where it's failing.
I Have also tried this and it did not help. Best thing you can do is RMA the board. I tried for a week to recover my board with no luck.

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Wait a minute. I'm really sorry if this is a stupid question but...

Why doesn't this chipset support Tri-Channel DDR3? I thought that was a good portion of the point of ddr3.

I've been out of the loop for a while so like I say, apologies if I've missed something silly :/

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only intel procs support tri channel (and there is no such thing as a stupid question)
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Wait a minute. I'm really sorry if this is a stupid question but...

Why doesn't this chipset support Tri-Channel DDR3? I thought that was a good portion of the point of ddr3.

I've been out of the loop for a while so like I say, apologies if I've missed something silly :/

-dizzy
Only i7 supports triple channel currently. You are correct, most kits are triple channel kit and that's because i7 is more popular and released at a different time. You can run 3 sticks in the board, it just won't run them in triple channel.
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Thx for the replies

Will it then be possible to 'upgrade' my ddr3 kit to a Tri-Channel by simply adding an extra identical stick? Or are there other differences?

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you can go dual dual channel (four sticks) but you wont ever get a three stick scale really
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you can go dual dual channel (four sticks) but you wont ever get a three stick scale really
I didn't mean with this board..I just meant in theory.

For example if I bought a 2 stick kit and then wanted to use it in an Intel tri channel board, would I be able to use those two sticks with an identical 3rd stick for the 3rd channel?

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maybe, im not certain, but i think you would be able to as long as they were totally identical
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I didn't mean with this board..I just meant in theory.

For example if I bought a 2 stick kit and then wanted to use it in an Intel tri channel board, would I be able to use those two sticks with an identical 3rd stick for the 3rd channel?

-dizzy
let me clear things up a little peoples answers are a little vague

triple channel only applies for x58 i7 platform atm.
so you would need an x58 mobo to use it
triple channel ram also runs at a lower voltage, because thats what is required for i7's memory controller

if you had an x58 board, and bought a 2stick kit of memory that runs at the required voltage (i think its anything below 1.6v) and then one more stick of the same, i am fairly certain it would work.
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No this procedure is a blind force flash. All you here are the beeps.

http://www.ami.com/support/doc/AMIBI...e_List_PUB.pdf Section 8.1 are the beeps you may get.

The boot block initializes before the cpu and does not need the cpu to initialize before it forces the flash. Hold the ctrl + home keys on the keyboard before you hit the power switch. Attach a case speaker if you don't already have one so you're not completely blind and you may be able to figure out where it's failing.
Thanks for the information. I didn't hold ctrl+home before powering it on. And the speaker beep suggestion was good since the board doesn't have a built in speaker. I thought the LED display would be enough.

So I unpacked the board that was ready to go back for RMA. Hooked up the powersupply. Dug up a couple of old cases and scavenged a PC speaker from it and then tossed the case (It was 10 years old). Got everything ready, verified the hook ups. Power it up. And....... nothing. No beeps, nothing. The powersupply spins up. The motherboard shows that it's on. All the LEDs show that they are okay. The diagnostic LEDs show FF still. The floppy drive didn't even spin at all. So I guess the recover procedure won't work if the FF shows up.

So tomorrow it goes back for RMA. I'll contact Newegg in the morning and get it cross shipped. Hopefully I'll have it by next Thursday.

Sure didn't want to go through the process of setting it up again. Hopefully the RAID wrote a signature to the drives and it will remember the configuration after I plug them in. To have to reload it would be another downer. If anything I'll pull the SATA on the drives before the RAID would actually write to them. I guess I'll know later this week.
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