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SuicidalPanda December 31, 2011 03:55 PM

Just finishing building my system yesterday and there seems to be a problem with either the memory or motherboard. Using an Asus p8z68-v GEN3 mother board and 16GB (4x4) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz ram. Memtest shows that all my ram sticks are faulty but when i try them individually at different slots, they pass. the DRAM led light stays on and when i press the Mem ok button, it gets me as far as the bios but than crashes and freezes in the bios! Help ?

CMetaphor December 31, 2011 03:57 PM

Post with one stick, go into your Bios and boost the Ram voltage. Turn off the PC, add a stick, post and then memtest with two. If you already have errors, you probably have a bad stick somewhere. If you don't, try again with a third stick,etc - add voltage as necessary until stable.

SuicidalPanda December 31, 2011 04:08 PM

Can't even post with 1 stick =/ and when it does, the bios freezes and i'm forced to reset the pc

SuicidalPanda December 31, 2011 05:21 PM

ok, i think i have isolated the problem. Slots A1 and A2 on my motherboard seems to be at fault. This is because when i place my Ram into slots B1 or B2, my system is able to post and memtest shows no errors - opposite applies for the A slots thus i think my ram is not the problem. Anybody know what's causing the first 2 DIMM slots to not work?

3.0charlie December 31, 2011 05:26 PM

Manual says slots A2 and B2 for 2 sticks. Does this setup work?

SuicidalPanda December 31, 2011 05:39 PM

Any combination with any of the A slots would fail - only the B's work currently.

3.0charlie December 31, 2011 05:41 PM

RMA time then.

SuicidalPanda December 31, 2011 05:43 PM

Since i bought this board just yesterday, anybody know if i could just take it back to NCIX and ask for a replacement ?

3.0charlie December 31, 2011 05:45 PM

Bring your ram too, they'll want to test before replacing the faulty board.

SuicidalPanda December 31, 2011 05:52 PM

alright thanks for the replies :D. i would cry though if it miraculously worked in front of them but not for me XD

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