Originally Posted by Nexitus
I'm using these ram sticks:
I am sure they aren't defective, but at the same time, I am not sure if they are 100% compatible. The issue here is that pressing the MemOk! button seems to be doing more harm then good (ie. causing the DRAM not being found)
Yup, sounds like you have the same exact problem I had. Check the QVL just to be sure that compat is not the problem. Second, be patient. It took grabbing a beer to figure this part out. Mem ok will cycle trying out different bios settings nlet it do its thing. You'll get the ram fault beeps, but then it will cycle and try to post again until it finds a suitable config.
Once in save that setting to position 1 in the bios list. I also assigned that as my go button bios profile.
Start with the hard CMOS reset first and then let mem ok do its thing. Just be sure to hold the button down for at least three seconds. What sucks is that the mem ok led won't light up to let you know that it has started, so you have to mess with it a bit to figure out when it is actually working. Like I said though, it will cycle. Let it do that. Ignore the beeps until the ram idiot light stays constantly lit instead of blinking. Good luck dude. I know exactly how you feel. I had to explain to my wife that I had a $1,300 paperweight. That was fun.