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Ahh, I was going to test it on my machine but realized I have 30+ gigabytes of ddr3 here but no 4Gb modules.
I did try plugging in a 4th module, booted up from 6Gb to 8Gb with no issues, no changes in auto voltages, it is a different mobo though.
Sorry I can't be more help, hopefully someone with a similar mobo & memory config looks here...
I appreciate your help. I am sure this will get resolved eventually. I hope on a note where I don't have to replace a new mobo or ram. I will continue trying to solve the problem, but I guess for now, I have to deal with 8 gigs .

Thank you all for your responses.
post #22 of 26
are you possitively sure you bought 4gb sticks and not 2 gb sticks?
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Yes, I have tried every possible configuration. Sorry for the delay, a friend came over and I had asked him about it.

This may not be needed, but here is a picture of what it says to try.

http://img23.imageshack.us/i/dscn0795w.jpg/

The only one that seems to work is the 2 ram one, not 3 or 4 and definitely not the 6.

Edit: I will try all these once again, just for the sake of continuously trying.
First of all, if they're 2 channel sticks just use 2 of them in the first 2 tan slots, starting closest to the CPU. That will be the 2nd and 4th slots, as shown in your picture. TAN slots. That will give you 8GB of dual channel RAM.
If they're 3 channel sticks, just use 3 of them in the TAN slots. That will give you 12GB of 3 channel RAM. Forget about the 4th stick for now. You don't need it anyway, 6GB is plenty.
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you have to use 3 sticks or 6 sticks if you have 5 sticks in two will not work or if you have 4 sticks in 1 will not work either just use 3x12gb or buy 2x2gb more
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It looks to me like banks 0 and 1 are the only ones that are working... Maybe you have a DOA motherboard and banks 2-5 are dead?

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you have to use 3 sticks or 6 sticks if you have 5 sticks in two will not work or if you have 4 sticks in 1 will not work either just use 3x12gb or buy 2x2gb more
Wrong! you can use any amount of sticks you like wheter it be 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1... They will all work only the channel config will change. Also he is using 4GB dimms so 2GB dimms would be silly .
Edited by jammo2k5 - 2/28/11 at 1:06pm
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are you possitively sure you bought 4gb sticks and not 2 gb sticks?
Yes! Haha, I'm sure.

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First of all, if they're 2 channel sticks just use 2 of them in the first 2 tan slots, starting closest to the CPU. That will be the 2nd and 4th slots, as shown in your picture. TAN slots. That will give you 8GB of dual channel RAM.
If they're 3 channel sticks, just use 3 of them in the TAN slots. That will give you 12GB of 3 channel RAM. Forget about the 4th stick for now. You don't need it anyway, 6GB is plenty.
Yeah, I've literally tried all kind of combinations, it really only seems that the first two slots work..it saddens me to say that I might have bad slots and only the first two work. Sigh

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It looks to me like banks 0 and 1 are the only ones that are working... Maybe you have a DOA motherboard and banks 2-5 are dead?

EDIT:


Wrong! you can use any amount of sticks you like wheter it be 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1... They will all work only the channel config will change. Also he is using 4GB dimms so 2GB dimms would be silly .
Blah, I guess I'm going to have to call them and see what is the problem. They all have years + warranty on them, so I'm sure we can exchange for a new one or something.

I'm going to try doing a memtest again and see what I can find out.
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