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    Default AsRock Extreme3 Memory fails

    I am working on a new build. Decided to try AsRock but am not to happy with it right now. I can use my Crucial Balistix dual channel set memory in a single stick config. If a I put a second stick in board I cant even post. I have tried both sticks in single and they work fine. I have also tried every possible configuration you can with 2 sticks of memory. As soon as I try anything with 2 sticks system wont post. Errrr its 3:20 am and I am Not happy at all.
    Any Ideas..??

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    Default Re: AsRock Extreme3 Memory fails

    Quote Originally Posted by bmayolle View Post
    Any Ideas..??
    What exact Ballistix? They're not listed in your drop down specs and you don't say in your post either.

    Are you letting the bios read the SPD and default to whatever it's programmed at? Or have you tweaked the BIOS prior to set the sticks parameters? Using only two sticks I'd set all to Auto on initial build, unless they req some whack voltages. Then I'd only change the voltage and leave rest at Auto

    Run MemTest86+ (<-Link) on each stick individually. According to the online manual(p22 note 6) use mem slot DDR3_B2 to test each stick. If each sticks passes, say 8-11, passes of MemTest I'd place them in DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1 give 'em a little extra voltage and retry.

    Also, if the memory is new to you install CPU-z(I know, PITA!) and look at the timings tab to make double sure that both the memory sticks are matched timing wise. Don't laugh, its happened.
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    Default Re: AsRock Extreme3 Memory fails

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Also, if the memory is new to you install CPU-z(I know, PITA!) and look at the timings tab to make double sure that both the memory sticks are matched timing wise. Don't laugh, its happened.
    Or have another board there, or friends board, that you can check CPU-z with.
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    Default Re: AsRock Extreme3 Memory fails

    You just can't use any memory in the current boards and CPUs, you must check the memory compatibility list, for the exact model number of your memory.

    If it is not listed, chances are it will not work. Actually, in my experience ASR boards are more forgiving about memory than others, believe it or not. But don't expect miracles, memory matching is very important now.

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