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@Andy pull your motherboard and test it out of your case for your memory problem. Your standoffs may be giving you a problem

I know it sounds crazy but theres logic to it
lots of it, it's happened to me before where the rig was shorting with the case. Took it out and booted right up
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That's even more work!

We'll see how it goes tomorrow (if I scrounge motivation to work on them). Thanks for the tip though.
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Bahh,

I got to work one one of the 2 faulty computers today. Decided to tackle the one that had the memory problem first. First thing, I found out my Noiseblocker 140mm fan that is used to exhaust at the top of my Antec 300 stopped working. It was being undervolted at 7V and I could hear it click trying to spin, but no go. I gave it 12V, and same thing...it wouldn't get started. So now it's unplugged and a waste of $20.

I took off the shrouds on the Ven-X so that I had clear access to the memory slots. Kinda bummed I'm not running those anymore, but it makes fiddling with memory sooo much easier.

I tested each stick of memory one at a time, and confirmed that all of my Muskin memory is good. Then I started to test the memory slots. I found that the last slot (forgot the slot number, closest to the mobo power connector) wasn't working. I tried reseating memory in the faulty slot a few times and there was one time where the computer booted with 6GB, but then froze. So now I've isolated the problem to this memory slot, which when thinking back...has always given me weird issues.

Now I need to contact EVGA for a RMA which I'm really not looking forward to. I'm procrastinating the other rig that sparked and smoked. If I end up having to RMA 2 boards with EVGA, they are probably going to think I'm retarded or something.
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Bahh,

I got to work one one of the 2 faulty computers today. Decided to tackle the one that had the memory problem first. First thing, I found out my Noiseblocker 140mm fan that is used to exhaust at the top of my Antec 300 stopped working. It was being undervolted at 7V and I could hear it click trying to spin, but no go. I gave it 12V, and same thing...it wouldn't get started. So now it's unplugged and a waste of $20.

I took off the shrouds on the Ven-X so that I had clear access to the memory slots. Kinda bummed I'm not running those anymore, but it makes fiddling with memory sooo much easier.

I tested each stick of memory one at a time, and confirmed that all of my Muskin memory is good. Then I started to test the memory slots. I found that the last slot (forgot the slot number, closest to the mobo power connector) wasn't working. I tried reseating memory in the faulty slot a few times and there was one time where the computer booted with 6GB, but then froze. So now I've isolated the problem to this memory slot, which when thinking back...has always given me weird issues.

Now I need to contact EVGA for a RMA which I'm really not looking forward to. I'm procrastinating the other rig that sparked and smoked. If I end up having to RMA 2 boards with EVGA, they are probably going to think I'm retarded or something.
At least my experiences with EVGA have been great, quick and precise. You shouldn't have a problem with the RMA Process. Forget what they think, it's not your fault bro. LOL.

Glad you got down to the core of the first one. now on to the sparking one,
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Hi, I'm upgrading my motherboard in a week but I have a few questions before I buy anything. Is there an point in spending $30 more for a 3x SLI instead of an SLI LE? If I get the 3x SLI and I decide to SLI then will I be able to put one card into the 1st slot and then the second one into the 3rd slot and then leave a gap between the two? The only thing thats turning me away from the LE is that the PCIE lanes are locked at 16/8/4/8, has anyone had problems with this?
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Hi, I'm upgrading my motherboard in a week but I have a few questions before I buy anything. Is there an point in spending $30 more for a 3x SLI instead of an SLI LE? If I get the 3x SLI and I decide to SLI then will I be able to put one card into the 1st slot and then the second one into the 3rd slot and then leave a gap between the two? The only thing thats turning me away from the LE is that the PCIE lanes are locked at 16/8/4/8, has anyone had problems with this?
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Been a while since I have compared the two and really don't know what major differences they might have. However, you can put one in the 1st slot and one in the 3rd, that's actually how I run mine. Just get a SLI bridge that reaches, which I think it's supplied with the board if I'm not mistaken.
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Been a while since I have compared the two and really don't know what major differences they might have. However, you can put one in the 1st slot and one in the 3rd, that's actually how I run mine. Just get a SLI bridge that reaches, which I think it's supplied with the board if I'm not mistaken.
thanks, I'm leaning towards the 3x SLI so far. only thing that keeps pulling me towards the LE is how sweet it looks (nicest board I've seen except for the rampage III)
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thanks, I'm leaning towards the 3x SLI so far. only thing that keeps pulling me towards the LE is how sweet it looks (nicest board I've seen except for the rampage III)
It does look sweet, only think I don't like about it is that If I'm not mistaken the 8 pin CPU Power connector is placed kinda oddly.
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It does look sweet, only think I don't like about it is that If I'm not mistaken the 8 pin CPU Power connector is placed kinda oddly.
both of them are sort of awkward but I have no idea how I'd get my cable to hook up to the LE, I'm already using 2 extensions as is.
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Do agree that the 8 pin is placed oddly. Doesn't matter how much cable management you do, you're going to have a random cable running across the motherboard.

...Unless you have a bunch of extensions, and your case allows you to go through the back of the motherboard tray, and come through the top, which I cant.
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