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Thread: GA-P35-DS4 (rev 2) & 8gb Corsair Memory - Having Issues.




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    Default GA-P35-DS4 (rev 2) & 8gb Corsair Memory - Having Issues.

    Hey Everyone!

    Great resource here - thanks to those that contribute.

    I am hoping I can get a little help here - I cannot get my system to boot with the full 8gb of memory installed. Specifications as follows:

    GA-P35-DS4 (rev. 2.0)
    Intel E8400 @ 3.0 GHz
    4x 2gb Corsair Dominator PC2-8500C5 Memory
    EVGA 8800GTS 640MB Video Card

    I had 8gb running for awhile - but then it BSOD and shut off. I booted it back up and it got stuck in a short "fan spin up, shut off, reboot" sequence that would go until I shut off power.

    To get it out of that loop I have to reset the bios and install just a couple sticks of memory and it runs fine.

    After browsing the forum here I see that I am not the only one having issues with 8gb of memory - so my question is this;

    What is a good starting point (BIOS settings) in my case to get myself up and running with 8gb of memory?

    I have not full tested each module individually with memtest yet, but I am confident they are all good. I'll work on that while I await a reply.

    Thanks.

    Luke

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    i was using it and have no problem ...

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-e...500c5df-28410/

    read it may help you little

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 (rev 2) & 8gb Corsair Memory - Having Issues.

    Reading now - thanks.

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    Well it appears I was wrong about not having any bad memory. I've been running MemTest86 2.10 for awhile with different combos and definitely have some problems somewhere. Doesn't seem very consistent so far though. One stick of ram wouldn't boot, so I reset the machine and it got to the memtest and has been running without errors so far. Hrmmm ... will keep testing.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 (rev 2) & 8gb Corsair Memory - Having Issues.

    Performance enhance set to standard and ram voltage set manually? Test one stick at a time first to be sure all are working 100%. Test each stick in the same slot as well so you are sure the test is the same for each stick

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 (rev 2) & 8gb Corsair Memory - Having Issues.

    Yes I had set "Performance Enhance" to "Standard" and had worked with both auto and manual settings for voltage and timings and wasn't able to get anywhere in either case. So now I have reset the BIOS, flashed to F14c (latest version), ran the "Load Fail-Safe Settings" and have begun the process of testing each memory module.

    Do you suggest testing the modules at their rated settings or on the motherboards auto settings?

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    I suggest you load Optimized defaults NOT Fail Safe, then set your ram voltage to spec and save/apply/reboot and test the ram's rated specs.

    Then test each stick on by one in slot one with manually set Main timings, Memory multiplier to = Stock Ram speed, Manually set Ram voltage to spec, and Performance enhance on standard

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    Let me ask you another question while I got ya;

    I tested all 4 modules in slot one and all passed fine except for the last one, which I couldn't even get to boot. The machine just simply hung without post and without beeps. So I shut it down, pulled the memory out, marked it on my sheet as 'no boot' under 'slot 1', then moved on to test all the memory in slot 2. So I installed the first module in slot 2 and booted up, it got to memtest, but memtest just hung up (with just memtest86 in the top corner). I figured it is probably something "left over" from the previous module problems, so I rebooted, but it did it again. So, I rebooted 1 more time (figuring the same thing) and now its running memtest just fine.

    Is it possible for a memory problem to reside after a module has been pulled for a reboot or two like this or might I have an issue with my mobo?

    Thanks for your time.

    Luke

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    Okay - I'll stop the tests I'm running now and go with your suggestions for the remainder of the slots.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 (rev 2) & 8gb Corsair Memory - Having Issues.

    No, no problems would be left behind from a pulled module

    Sounds like you have one bad stick to me. You really only need to test one "Known Good" stick in each slot if you wanted to test for bad slots, not each stick

    But again, from your comment about your initial test sounds like that last stick is bad

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