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RAM doesn't work with mobo

post #1 of 6
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Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Now, the mobo specs says it accepts DDR3 1600, but there is an asterisk next to it. The RAM I bought is DDR3 1600. I believe one of the sticks is DOA because when I start the computer with the dead stick, it starts up, no beeps and then the computer cycles on and off. When I insert only the other stick of RAM, the computer boots but with beeps. Using this troubleshoot guide (http://img20.imageshack.us/f/1268955089187.jpg/) it seems as though I need to replace RAM with one listed on the mobo specs (no live screen, my PSU+GPU works, RAM+CPU seated, CPU fan works and then I hear beeps).

I checked my manual but it has nothing about what the beeps mean. If you guys need links to the rest of my build I can provide it, but its an i7-2600k and GTX 580 build. I'd really appreciate any help as I've been looking forward towards a gaming computer for a long time and this is my first.
post #2 of 6
sounds like your using the wrong slots, use the blue ones?
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
sounds like your using the wrong slots, use the blue ones?
Yep, I've tried the stick in all four slots and it gets the same response but I mainly keep the stick in the first blue slot.
post #4 of 6
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So I just came back from Staples and bought this RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178371) and put it into my system and got the same results as before. Anyone have a website or troubleshoot guide I can use? I'm hoping something is unplugged or I'm passing over something and that my CPU or mobo isn't dead. When I first boot the system it buzzes once, then about 16 seconds later there are two beeps and then a shorter, higher-pitched beep and then about 12 seconds later there are five beeps. There are no error codes or beeps in the manual and I'm having trouble finding out what they mean.
post #5 of 6
Flash your bios will probably fix it. The asterik normally means there is a catch. Find the latest update for your bios and flash it.
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post #6 of 6
The asterisk means OC, as that CPU default clock is 1333. Go into your BIOS and click "Default Settings" then restart to see if that corrects the problem. If not go into BIOS again and click "Manual" and manually change them to 1333 and 1.5v and restart again. Here's the 2nd customer review. You need to read the reviews before buying.

Pros: Works GREAT at 1333MHz. Good price, would be a great price if it actually ran at 1600MHz

Cons: Will not run at 1600MHz no matter what I do. I have read the forum post linked by G.SKILL in other reviews and I am still not able to get this ram to work at 1600MHz. The RAM will boot and past Memtest86+ and Prime95, however the system will not post after a soft boot (hard boots are fine). I had the same issue at 1466MHz (220x18, 3:10) but was able to stabilize the RAM by upping the voltage to 1.6, which is almost 10% in excess of the factory spec. I'm uncomfortable going higher so keep the RAM in the lower speeds.

Other Thoughts: I have seen some have success running this RAM at 1600MHz but many have had issues. I'm unsure if these are motherboard or chip related issues, but the fact that extra voltage partially resolves my issue and running at lower clock speeds on the RAM only point to an issue with the memory itself. My motherboard is an Asus M4A79T with an Athlon II 1090T CPU.

Before overclocking I did try running this at 1600MHz with the FSB at 200 so I know that other OC factors are not at play with the stability issue.

Would be 5 eggs if it worked at advertised speeds. I could have bought 1333MHz RAM for much cheaper
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