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ok so i have this memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-274-_-Product

and regardless of what dimm i put both sticks in my PC will either not post, or will post and give me a file header checksum error. ive tried DIMM A1 B1, DIMM A1 A2, DIMM B1 B2, and it's the same thing everytime. as soon i as i remove one stick it will boot into windows without any issues. i can swap sticks without problems. tried using the Mem ok button on my motherboard to reset the timmings and then try and boot, but nothing.

any ideas
+ rep for any help.

right now everything is at stock without any overclock going. i'm starting to think it's my motherboard as i have tired 2 different sets of the same ram. i have a friend who has the exact same memory and i'm getting the same results. going to see if a friend of mine will let me borrow a couple sticks of his to test out in a few days.
Edited by burksdb - 1/25/11 at 6:48pm
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should be A1 and B1, if its not working then your doing it wrong.
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should be A1 and B1, if its not working then your doing it wrong.
Wow very helpful if you took the time to read my post you would see that's already been tried. Of course you probably couldn't resist the urge to tell someone there wrong when you've got nothing else better to contribute
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Is ur ram listed as compatible with ur board? I found with sandy bridge ram is very sensitive my team xtreem show similar issue with wut u describe but i have since upgraded to corsair gtx3 which was listed as compatible with my ud4 and the booting issues went away.
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Is ur ram listed as compatible with ur board?

the model above my ram is listed it's the DDR3 1600 not the 10666 that i have. it's been working fine for almost a year. then i went to clean my loop and put everything back in ansd now it has problems posting. no leaks anywhere nothing has changed. idk
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If its been working before my only though is run memtest86+ to c if the ram is on its way out...
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...and regardless of what dimm i put both sticks in my PC will either not post, or will post and give me a file header checksum error. ive tried DIMM A1 B1, DIMM A1 A2, DIMM B1 B2, and it's the same thing everytime. as soon i as i remove one stick it will boot into windows without any issues. i can swap sticks without problems. tried using the Mem ok button on my motherboard to reset the timmings and then try and boot, but nothing.
When you say "file header checksum error" are you referring to a BSOD?
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When you say "file header checksum error" are you referring to a BSOD?
nope no blue screen. it's a black screen that loads before i see the starting windows logo.
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tried using the Mem ok button on my motherboard to reset the timmings and then try and boot, but nothing.
When you turn on your rig, is there a led indicator near the MemOK switch flickering continuously? Please bear with me...it doesn't hurt to go over what you've done already.
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When you turn on your rig, is there a led indicator near the MemOK switch flickering continuously? Please bear with me...it doesn't hurt to go over what you've done already.
if i'm using one stick no the light come on goes off and then boots
both sticks the light will stay on.
only thime it flickers is when i'm running the mem ok test

the light blinks on and off when it's running thru it's phases. if i have both sticks installed it will run thru it's test and then the light will stay on for the mem ok light.

if i'm using one stick it boots without any problems. regardless of what stick of ram i use.

i think it might be the board at this point.

i can get it to boot using A1 and A2 but all it sees is 2gb of ram not 4gb
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