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    Exclamation EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode [FOUND] Was a bent pin!

    Hi, trying to resolve a problem that has been irking me for some time. I'm not sure if it's a bad board or if it is something else. If anyone can provide any insight or possible solutions...will be great

    System specs:

    Gigabyte EX58-UD5 F7 Bios
    Intel Core i7 920 C0 Bloomfield
    OCZ OCZ3X1333LV6GK 6GB DDR3
    EVGA GTX 260 Core 216
    Corsair TX650 650watt PSU
    Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
    3 Panaflo high CFM 120mm fans
    1 80mm case fan
    1 SATA Raptor 10krpm drive (WD740GD)
    3 SATA 7200rpm drives
    1 DVD-RW drive
    3 USB devices (Wacom pen tablet, Printer, KVM switch)


    Issue: When installing the DDR3 RAM modules in a triple channel configuration (white slots, channels A B C), the system will fail to post, giving a long series of rapidly repeating beeps, LED code on the board is "69". System will post, boot and operate normally if memory is installed in a dual channel configuration (populating A & B channels only).

    Have tried the following:
    Removed all peripherals, attempting to boot with just mobo + ram
    Tried two different types of Triple Channel memory on "supported" list
    Tried installing memory in blue slots (i know this is wrong)
    Reseated CPU
    Checked all connections
    Tested each stick of memory individually (all pass)
    Boot in dual channel mode, load factory settings, tried installing third after
    Boot in dual channel mode, load custom settings for voltage/timing, " "
    Tried F3 and F7 bios versions, doing all of the above for each bios ver.

    No matter what I try, the system fails to post and goes into an endless rapid beep cycle whenever i try installing memory in a triple channel configuration. Anything other than a triple channel mode works ok and will boot.

    It being a PSU issue doesnt make sense to me since it wont post even with everything disconnected, and that it works just fine in dual channel mode with everything, including high power draw gfx card connected. IIRC, triple channel only draws an additional 5W? I'm stumped on this one...ive read of others having a similar issue but never found a resolution. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Issue found, located on page 3:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ex58...28/index3.html
    Last edited by Mifune; 07-12-2009 at 02:48 AM. Reason: found issue

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    You tried to go into BIOS and set settings for all three channels manually in dual mode and then try to reboot with the 3rd stick running triple?

    If the settings are default in your BIOS when trying to run triple, your QPI or memory voltage might be set too low for it to boot.

    Those OCZ memory sticks are behaving weird sometimes. Mine are for sure. I have OZC Platinum 1600 and they need a lot of juice to work.

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    A friend had a similar issue on his MSI x58 board. There was some thermal paste sticking to the CPU pins.

    I suggest you clear CMOS first. Turn full power off , remove the CPU and ensure there are no bent pins on the board and the CPU pins are clean and reset the CPU and try again.

    Worked for him there after....
    Intel Core7 920. C0 stepping @ 3.2 GHz
    Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme (BIOS v.F8e)
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    PSU: Tagan 700 watts
    Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
    RAM: OCZ3P1600LV6G - 6GB Triple Channel - 1600 Mhz @ 7,7,7,21
    GPU:Zotac GTX275
    HDD:1TB Segate 7200.12 & 1TB WD caviar Black edition
    Os: 64bit Windows 7 , OSX Leopard 10.5.7 & Vista 32 Bit SP2
    Mon : Asus 26inch @ 1920 x 1200

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Grnkjr0 View Post
    You tried to go into BIOS and set settings for all three channels manually in dual mode and then try to reboot with the 3rd stick running triple?

    If the settings are default in your BIOS when trying to run triple, your QPI or memory voltage might be set too low for it to boot.

    Those OCZ memory sticks are behaving weird sometimes. Mine are for sure. I have OZC Platinum 1600 and they need a lot of juice to work.

    Boot in dual channel mode, load custom settings for voltage/timing, " "
    Already tried that, already tried reseating CPU too...

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    Hi Mifune.

    These rams works with 1.65V. (assume like mine 1600)
    Check your bios because in AUTO mode there is only 1.5V.

    Also even setting with profile timing not works also.
    (memset is a good tool to check it)
    Replace all auto settings and try something low as 1066 10-10-10-30 or something.
    (and be sure that each module has these timings with "quick" settings)

    All the best,
    Pubem
    Intel Core7 920. D0 stepping
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme/X58A-UD7
    Chieftec Server case
    PSU: Corsair VX550 W
    Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler
    Scythe s-flex ventillation
    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
    HDD:4x1tb samsung spinpoint f1
    Mon: 2x Samsung syncmaster 214t PVA 4:3.
    Os: 32bit xp 64bit w7

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    Did you check closely for bent CPU Socket pins?

    Are you setting your own ram voltage and QPI/Vtt voltage? If not you likely need to at least set these two settings.

    Depending on your ram itself, and ram speed you are setting you may need to set 1.3-1.4+ QPI/Vtt and likely 1.65 Ram voltage of course.

    Some Ram will need more than 1.5V QPI/Vtt.

    So what voltages have you tried for the above mentioned?

    I do also suggest you try the latest beta BIOS as it has added Memory Compatibility, which could be part of your issues as well. Beta Page is located here >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...st-bios-28441/

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    Hi LSDme,

    I read some time ago that you have extreme board and overclocked results etc.

    Can you give me some links about your written experiences about this board ? (x-58 extreme)
    Would be great to read other ex
    periences about these top end gb boards from professionals.

    Thanks in advance.
    Pubem
    Intel Core7 920. D0 stepping
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme/X58A-UD7
    Chieftec Server case
    PSU: Corsair VX550 W
    Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler
    Scythe s-flex ventillation
    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
    HDD:4x1tb samsung spinpoint f1
    Mon: 2x Samsung syncmaster 214t PVA 4:3.
    Os: 32bit xp 64bit w7

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    HI,

    I'm having a simular problem. This build has never been used and I can't get it to post at all!Tried all the above and more idea's but still no end to my problem. Can anybody help? Oh, and I a new at building computers.

    Any help would be mostly greatful

    Here's what I have:

    Gigabyte EX58-UD5
    17 965
    750 watt PSU
    6GB DDR3 crossair
    GTX 295
    Antec 1200

    Gaz

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    I do not have a extreme board, I have a UD4P and a UD5 here is all.

    Sorry but I can link you to some extreme board reviews if you would like?

    I can also give you a full set of suggested stock settings that may help you get going, if you want let me know.

    But please do try the latest beta BIOS F8g, much has been corrected. Please use Qflash or DOS to flash, here is a Qflash guide and the BIOS link is above
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Updating to this BIOS may fix things for you all by itself, if not let me know (Stay on that BIOS) and I will give you some settings to try out.

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    Default Re: EX58-UD5 Wont post in triple channel mode

    >I do not have a extreme board, I have a UD4P and a UD5 here is all.

    As ud5 = extreme, no prob here, ud5 experiences would great also.
    I want to know all about behaviour about my new heart of the system:-)

    >Sorry but I can link you to some extreme board reviews if you would like?

    ofcoz I have read many as I have found, but maybe you know something more, so some links not harm me :-) Thanks !

    I can also give you a full set of suggested stock settings that may help you get going, if you want let me know.

    I have one profile form tweaktown, but it's not worked for me.
    (I tweaked until 3950 without voltage raising, but after that I need some voltage tweaks, but for me the stable operation is more important than going over 4 ghz, over 4 ghz I'm intrested only but not want to use)

    But please do try the latest beta BIOS F8g, much has been corrected. Please use Qflash or DOS to flash, here is a Qflash guide and the BIOS link is above

    Hmm. Yesterday I just updated bios to version f.
    Nice to see that this board updated regularly :-)

    Thanks for your comments.

    Pubem
    Intel Core7 920. D0 stepping
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme/X58A-UD7
    Chieftec Server case
    PSU: Corsair VX550 W
    Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler
    Scythe s-flex ventillation
    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
    HDD:4x1tb samsung spinpoint f1
    Mon: 2x Samsung syncmaster 214t PVA 4:3.
    Os: 32bit xp 64bit w7

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