MOBO/RAM Help!

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Hilmar
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So i recently built myself an i7 rig, and it turned out pretty well.
Core i7 920
Asus Rampage II Gene
Corsair xms3 1600 mhz 9-9-9-24
etc. etc. etc.

Now my board wouldnt always detect 6gigs of RAM, just 4 gigs. A cleared CMOS would fix this temporarily fix it to detect 6 gigs, but later it would be back to 4.

I got tired of this, installed memtest on a USB flash drive and tested the first stick of RAM, errors: 0.

I then checked the second stick. Wont boot!
Hmm that second stick has to be faulty!

But when i threw in another stick, it wouldnt boot again.
No combination of RAM is working right now, i have tried all 3 in the first slot, (Yes its where its supposed to go, no error there) and all 3 at once. Still no boot, just fans turning on.

I have called tech support from my retailer, and im going to let them have a look at it, im convinsed that theres a mobo error, since none of the 3 will work. I tried a couple of things, the "Mem-OK" Button, wich loads failsafe settings for RAM - NOT! And clearing the CMOS.

The tech supporters will give me a new mobo or RAM if they find an error, otherwise i have to pay for them testing it (costs alot!)

So i was wondering if i can try something out, or did i just miss something? I'd really appreciate getting my rig running, and saving some $$$ from those expensive techy's.

Im crying right now! My i7 baby isnt alive!

undeadkingpr
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Lol-Technoloy is great-WHEN IT WORKS!
First Q-are you sure you are staggering the mem in the triple channel slots?
2nd Q-Why not RMA the ram? Corsair normally takes it back with no cost at all+replaces it. Then if it still does not work the culprit is probably the MB.
Sry about the difficulties right out of the starting gate.

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Hilmar
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My friend borrowed me some OCZ 1600 mhz RAM modules. They didnt work either. I tried my RAM in his i7 rig, and no prob the board booted.

So the mobo is dead!

undeadkingpr
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Yep then RMA it.

d3uS2029
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its not dead.

try increasing the QPI voltage on your board.

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Hilmar
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Thats hard when you cant boot!
Well i fixed it, dont know what i did. Somethings defenetly wrong, now it finds 2 gigs of RAM, sometimes 4. Im gonna memtest further to check if its the mobo or RAM.

mimart7
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Let memtest run for at least 3 hours. You may have run it for each stick. If you get any errors then you can rma it. Did you reset the jumpers on your mobo, or clear the cmos? One of the ram slots on the mobo may be faulty, too.

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Hilmar
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What jumpers lol? and yea i cleared the CMOS. Im gonna memtest alot of configurations to determine if its the RAM or MOBO.

mimart7
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If you have already cleared the cmos, then no need to reset the jumpers.

Hilmar
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Well now im running memtest, i tried switching around the RAM, and now it finds my 6 gigs. Why the !"#¤ will it find my RAM now and not before?