Hey everyone I sent my motherboard for rma and got it back all nice. I put the RAM in and my post says DRAM not working. So i try one stick and it works fine the other does not. I figure I have a dead stick but just to be sure I tested in another pc. and . . . It works fine. These two sticks are identical one works one doesn't in this PC but works fine in another. I have used this exact setup before and it worked fine but now with new motherboard theres this problem. Anyone have an idea whats up?
I also made the BIOS the same as before.
patriot ddr3 2gb sticks 4gb total 1333mhz 7-7-7-20
Try one stick...enter BIOS. If there's a vDIMM adjustment...add 0.1v. Save and reboot. Some boards get along with some RAM better than others. Your new or "refurbished"(if it is a new one) board may need a touch more voltage on that DIMM , to boot. If they fixed the old one, they may have replaced a cap or something that isn't delivering quite as much voltage to the RAM or NB. GL
Just to be sure about your second RAM stick working, have you tried putting the non-working RAM in to the working system and running a RAM stress test on it? Just because RAM posts in one machine doesn't necessarily mean it's A-OK.