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    Question MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    Hello all,

    Several years since I cracked open a new case for real PC building. Many trips to Microcenter later and I have something functional. However... using my old 3 gigs of ram and wishing to use the 4 gigs of new Corsair memory I bought: 2 sticks of CM2x2048-6400C5. 5-5-5-18 800mhz.

    When I install the sticks into the mobo, it will not post at all. I tried everything, including buying a new PSU (which I needed anyways really) and finally had to just go back to my old memory.

    Here's my CPU-Z stats:

    CPU-Z Validator 3.0


    Thank you so much for your suggestions. I'm really at a loss and my wife is giving me the beatdown for buying so much cr*p....

    JW

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    Default Re: MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    Before you tried the new memory, did you first set the dram voltage to the maximum rated voltage for the Corsair memory?

    Did you try booting with only one new memory module initially?
    I'm not familiar with AMD setups, but there might be an additional bios setting that needs to be changed to run with 2x2GB of memory.
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    Default Re: MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    ProfJim,

    Thanks for your reply. I have not tried either, although the boot by one stick option is going to be my next try. For the other, changing the DRAM setting, would I boot with my old memory, go to BIOS, change the setting, Save and go to Windows normally, then shut down, change the memory and reboot?


    Thanks again,
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    Default Re: MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    Yes, you will need to set your ram voltage and likely add some Memory controller/North Bridge voltage for 2x2GB of ram. Please install one stick of ram in slot one and go in the BIOS and make these adjustments and then save/apply/reboot to windows and then shut down and insert the second stick and you should be good to go.

    And yes, you can use your new ram, just use one stick and set the voltage, ect as said above and then proceed as suggested. If you do have issues doing that then please use your old ram to make the changes and then save/apply/reboot to windows and then shut down and insert the new ram

    If you still have no luck you are going to need to test this new ram on another setup to be sure it was not sent to you faulty, it happens

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    Thanks guys. Was able to boot the machine with one stick, but when I tried with the other it wouldn't post. So I assume that that stick is faulty and will return tomorrow. I'm going to just pick RAM that is recommended by Gigabyte for the board.

    Any recommendations? I would like to have 4gigs minimum, but the boards recommended RAM is mostly in 1 gig increments.

    JW

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    Default Re: MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    Looking at your mobo user manual (page 40), you have 3 settings that probably need adjusting to run 2x4GB of ram:

    1) CPU NB VID Control (Note)
    Allows you to set the CPU North Bridge voltage. Normal sets the CPU North Bridge voltage as required. The adjustable range is dependent on the CPU being installed. (Default: Normal)
    Note: Increasing CPU North Bridge voltage may result in damage to your CPU or reduce the useful life of the CPU.

    2) DDR2 Voltage Control
    Allows you to set memory voltage.
    Normal Supplies the memory voltage as required. (Default)
    +0.025V ~ +0.375V Increases memory voltage by 0.025V to 0.375V at 0.025V increment.

    3) NorthBridge Volt Control
    Allows you to set the North Bridge voltage.
    Normal Supplies the North Bridge voltage as required. (Default)
    +0.025V ~ +0.375V Increases North Bridge voltage by 0.025V to 0.375V at 0.025V increment.

    (Note) This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature.

    Have you checked with the Corsair forum to see if they can provide suggested bios settings?

    The QVL memory list is a limited list of memory modules that have been tested by GB.

    Have you tried running Memtest86+ (6 - 10 or more full passes) on each memory module, one at a time?

    I haven't worked with AMD based mobos, but too much or too little voltage with probably result in boot failures and/or instability.
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    Default Re: MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    ProfJim,

    Thank you. I really appreciate the details which is very helpful. I guess I have two concerns. Firstly, when I used one stick only, it booted fine and I did not seem to have to change anything in the bios. Then I tried the other stick, and it would not post.

    I don't want to add costs to the supply chain for everyone else, but I wish it would just be plug and play. It's been a long haul the past couple of weeks with my PC tore up so I may just return. I actually enjoy tinkering with it, but do not want to waste time if one of them is bad.

    Am I crazy?

    JW

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    Default Re: MA770-UD3 and Corsair Memory CM2X2048 - No Post

    If you tested both modules in the same motherboard slot, that's a pretty strong indication that the 2nd stick is bad.
    I looked at the QVL list for your mobo and there were very few 2GB modules on the list. Read the first line at the top of page 1, where they admit that their "approved" list is minimal at best.

    Check out the user reviews for your mobo at Negegg.com. Of the nearly 300 reviews, there should be a fair number that detail which memory worked well with their systems.

    Let us know how you make out. Good luck.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
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