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post #1121 of 1800
I'm trying to get ASUS on the phone as we speak so I can get a new board. But this board was from my first RMA where a ram slot was dead o.0.

However, it's not the PSU. My i7 920 works in the board minus the ram slot not working.

I can't believe this 980x is dead =o\\ I Hope whatever one I get back is anywhere near as good as this one.

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post #1122 of 1800
Spec, have you tried flashing back to a previous BIOS?

Maybe it's just not working with 1102.
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i cant see ss on my cell, what did speed and volts did you have it prime at ?

only time i had my 1st mem slot not work was on my other asus mb was the a cpu pin that wasnt making good contact wouldnt boot or show
all 6gb of ram
@ bass if it was the bios mine wouldnt work also
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post #1124 of 1800
This is the second RIIIE that had a ram slot go bad. I've only had 2 so that is a fairly high failure rate for me.

Also I did try an older bios since I only flashed one BIOS IC. The other bios I tried booting on was 0802. Still instant shuts down. It's definitely a dead cpu.


Speed was 4.51 GHz 6c/12t @ 1.36v
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post #1125 of 1800
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i cant see ss on my cell, what did speed and volts did you have it prime at ?

only time i had my 1st mem slot not work was on my other asus mb was the a cpu pin that wasnt making good contact wouldnt boot or show
all 6gb of ram
@ bass if it was the bios mine wouldnt work also
4.5 and voltage isn't showing.

About that last part, that's not true. I've had a chip that just wouldn't work in my RIIIE. I found quite a few others with that same batch and theirs wouldn't work either (3911A).

Different stepping and such could also make a difference.


EDIT: Spec, you sure the memory slot is dead? My memory disappears when it's not fully stable sometimes. Sometimes it will only show up as 4GB but generally a bump in VTT or Vmem fixes it.
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post #1126 of 1800
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
EDIT: Spec, you sure the memory slot is dead? My memory disappears when it's not fully stable sometimes. Sometimes it will only show up as 4GB but generally a bump in VTT or Vmem fixes it.
Doesn't boot with 1 stick in the suspected dead slot @ stock with a previously fully working 920. 980x doesn't do anything but instantaneously shuts down the entire system.

Oh well 4-way classy be here friday and the board I get back hopefully next week will be sold for 200.
Edited by NCspecV81 - 9/29/10 at 6:19pm
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post #1127 of 1800
I'm not surprised. I don't think it was the Beta BIOS' fault.
It's the mobo, it's not as good as Asus made us think.
So you're gonna get another refurbished R3E through Asus RMA?
I'm on my 3rd R3E myself (initializing usb boot error).
Are you going to RMA the dead CPU as well?
Edited by Digital Artist - 9/29/10 at 6:28pm
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Quote:
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I'm not surprised. I don't think it was the Beta BIOS' fault.
It's the mobo, it's not as good as Asus made us think.
So you're gonna get another refurbished R3E through Asus RMA?
I'm on my 3rd R3E myself (initializing usb boot error).
Are you going to RMA the dead CPU as well?
Yes getting RMA'd on both. If intel wasn't being such standups on the cpu I would be fussing at asus right now about it.
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post #1129 of 1800
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Yes getting RMA'd on both. If intel wasn't being such standups on the cpu I would be fussing at asus right now about it.
Yeah, I've always had good experiences in dealing with Intel RMA.
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so for now I'm stuck with this piece. =o(

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