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Starkiller2356

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#1 8 years ago

I have recently built my first computer and I got an ASUS P7H57D-V EVO motherboard for it. For RAM I got OCZ Platinum Edition 4GB DDR3 12800. I went to install the RAM in the first two channels (dual channel) on my motherboard and went to boot but for some reason I would get no video and the red LED warning light next to the RAM is on. I tried their MEMOK button but that didn't do anything and I also tried just a single DIMM in a first slot. I moved the RAM over to the second slot on dual channel and it works just fine. I updated BIOS and tried again but that didn't help. What is going on??? I tried contacting ASUS on live chat but no one would help. Everything works fine otherwise. Someone please help me!




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#2 8 years ago

So if I understand correctly a single ram stick works in one slot but not the other. That's a faulty motherboard so get ASUS to replace it under warranty. It happens, good luck :)

edit: Didn't know there was a possibility of it just being the slot configuration, so don't listen to me




Red_Fist

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#3 8 years ago

All I can think is you are using the wrong slot configuration.

Have you tried each chunk of RAM in that one slot, to make sure both sticks are good.?

read the fine print notes in the book.

good luck !




Mr. Pedantic

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#4 8 years ago

Read the mobo manual; some motherboards won't work properly if the memory is put into the wrong slots or in the wrong order. Usually the channels alternate going sequentially, and from what I can remember the outer slots are usually populated first.




*The.Doctor

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#5 8 years ago

With my P55-UD6 board, with two sticks, they need to be in the second dual channel banks for it to work properly. My rig did the same thing as your describing until i tried that. My board also has 6 ram slots instead of the standard P55s 4 so maybe that issue is just unique to my board.




kow_ciller

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#6 8 years ago

Nope Doc, happens to pretty much every board. GD65, GD80,Trinergy, Maximus III formula,Maximus III extreme have all had that issue when I put them through their paces. Even happens on 1366 boards too.




Starkiller2356

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#7 8 years ago

Thanks for your reply everyone. At least I am not the only one that has this problem with RAM. I noticed that in my motherboard instructions manual it says that the "primary" memory slots are on the right on both sets of slots. Strange since I thought the primary ones are on the left. I hope that those slots will work when I plan to upgrade to 8GB (2GB x4) or RAM. I still find it strange that even a single DIMM wont work in those 2 slots. It says in the motherboard manual it should work but it doesn't. Is it because my memory speed is 12800?? Thanks




*The.Doctor

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#8 8 years ago
kow_ciller;5398170Nope Doc, happens to pretty much every board. GD65, GD80,Trinergy, Maximus III formula,Maximus III extreme have all had that issue when I put them through their paces. Even happens on 1366 boards too.

Good to know. I wasn't sure since i haven't had any other 1156 or 1366 boards too play with.

I hope that those slots will work when I plan to upgrade to 8GB (2GB x4) or RAM

It should work fine. These boards just need the primary slots filled first if your only using 2 sticks.




Mr. Pedantic

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#9 8 years ago
Thanks for your reply everyone. At least I am not the only one that has this problem with RAM. I noticed that in my motherboard instructions manual it says that the "primary" memory slots are on the right on both sets of slots. Strange since I thought the primary ones are on the left. I hope that those slots will work when I plan to upgrade to 8GB (2GB x4) or RAM. I still find it strange that even a single DIMM wont work in those 2 slots. It says in the motherboard manual it should work but it doesn't. Is it because my memory speed is 12800?? Thanks

If you populate all 4(?) slots it will work fine. Or it could just be that your mobo doesn't play nice with your RAM.




JamesWinson

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#10 8 years ago

Hello Friend, I had the similar problem just I called tech support people and they solved my problem. It would be better if you discuss with tech support people according to your problem. I am sure tech support people will guide you properly for solve your problems.

Thanks, James