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Thread: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

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    Lildesperato is offline Junior Member
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    Default Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

    Hey guys

    first time poster here and this is the only forum I saw that people were getting help and replies, so I'm going to give this a try

    I recently got a great deal on a 16GB kit of Kingston HyperX Blu (2x8GB) and I can't seem to get my pc to boot up with them in my desktop, I thought at first that it could be an issue of simply not being triple channel memory but then came to think that my current setup (Corsair XM3 2x2GB Kit) isn't triple channel either

    anyone have any ideas?

    I was gonna update my bios since it's outdated (F4) but I didn't want to mess anything up because it wouldn't work using QFlash

    any help would be greatly appreciated, this has been quite a frustrating ordeal and I really don't know what to do at this point

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

    I would try flashing F6. with it you should be able to use QFlash without issue and both F5 and F6 are for memory compatibility. I'd start there.

    Here is a guide to updating your bios; BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide"

    beyond that we would need a complete hardware listing as we may have to adjust voltages in the bios.

    now are you aware that by losing a channel you are losing 1/3 of the speed your memory should be delivering? that's a pretty big hit.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win7 64 Bit
    CPU = i7-980X @ 3.8Ghz 166x23 cooled ba a Corsair H100
    Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
    GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
    HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 500 GB WD
    PSU = Corwair TX950W
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

    Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Lildesperato View Post
    Hey guys

    first time poster here and this is the only forum I saw that people were getting help and replies, so I'm going to give this a try

    I recently got a great deal on a 16GB kit of Kingston HyperX Blu (2x8GB) and I can't seem to get my pc to boot up with them in my desktop, I thought at first that it could be an issue of simply not being triple channel memory but then came to think that my current setup (Corsair XM3 2x2GB Kit) isn't triple channel either

    anyone have any ideas?

    I was gonna update my bios since it's outdated (F4) but I didn't want to mess anything up because it wouldn't work using QFlash

    any help would be greatly appreciated, this has been quite a frustrating ordeal and I really don't know what to do at this point
    I plan on upgrading myself. I thought to check the max memory module size for my board which is identical to yours, that is 4gb.

    to get 16gb you fill all 4 slots with 4gb modules. That is the maximum memory for this board.

    8gb modules just won't work at all of the documentation is right.

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    Lildesperato is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarok666 View Post
    I plan on upgrading myself. I thought to check the max memory module size for my board which is identical to yours, that is 4gb.

    to get 16gb you fill all 4 slots with 4gb modules. That is the maximum memory for this board.

    8gb modules just won't work at all of the documentation is right.
    do we know this for sure?

    even with the bios updates?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

    the board and CPU can support 24GB max of memory. that is based on filling all 6 slots with 4GB modules. I believe some people have used 3x8GB to achieve 24GB before but can't find the threads.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win7 64 Bit
    CPU = i7-980X @ 3.8Ghz 166x23 cooled ba a Corsair H100
    Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
    GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
    HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 500 GB WD
    PSU = Corwair TX950W
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

    Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)

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    Ragnarok666 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1 Memory Upgrade Issue

    I was thinking EX58, Doh.

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