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    Default GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO Memory problem

    I just built my first system and everything went fairly well except an issue with the memory (G.SKILL DDR2 1066 PC 8500 Dual Channel, 8500cl5d) when I booted the sys it would not let me go into bios, just kept going back to Gigabyte screen. finally took out 1 stick of the memory and it booted and let me install Vista . The stick of memory I removed was considerbly hotter than the other. Any ideas?


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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO Memory problem

    I have the dd3 version and i cant get it to boot up with GSKILL 1600...
    wtf am i to do.. i cant see POST.. 1 1600ddr on any one of the slots doesnt work!
    I'm going to exchange this for something else but i cant think of what... i bought it from NCIX... its the second one from RMA that won't boot with this Gskill ram

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    You might want to try one stick, go into the BIOS and set the voltage, and then try both sticks. Another trick is to put a stick of soem other RAM in, then set voltage. If the memory is rated for 2.1 or 2.2, it may not POST with the default 1.8. I am referring to DDR2, not DDR3.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO Memory problem

    Download a copy of memtest from here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and test the suspect module on its own with it in slot 1. Run at least 4 complete runs, or stop if errors appear.

    You may find that the PC won't boot with the stick. If so try all slots. If inserting another module into the board, again on its owb, results in a good boot than you have a faulty stick.

    How much RAM are you using and how many modules? Are they from a kit of matched sticks or are they individuals? This may make a difference as to how you RMA them. If it's a kit of matched modules, I'd recomment returning them both, so that you get another matched set back.

    Gskill are a good brand and you should be able to get an RMA from them without issue. You can of course try for an exchange via your retailer first. Shipping to Gskill would be at your cost, where as the retailer should refund postage costs or pick up the modules, especially when it's proven that one is faulty.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO Memory problem

    i cant use memtest on my ram.. i suspect with this series you have to raise ram voltage and northbridge voltage to get this to POST with this ram... it says support up to 1333 and not 1600????
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO Memory problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    How much RAM are you using and how many modules?
    I'd like to know that from both users, because if it is 2x2 or more they need to set MCH Voltages as well likely before using all the ram.

    More info is needed, full system specs and links to the memory in question or model #

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    Gskill are a good brand and you should be able to get an RMA from them without issue.
    However, their on line support sucks. Little help, supreme who cares attitude. No focus on customer satisfaction. I regret my purchase. OCZ FTW big time!
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO Memory problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Proton View Post
    However, their on line support sucks. Little help, supreme who cares attitude. No focus on customer satisfaction. I regret my purchase. OCZ FTW big time!

    I agree their online support is sh1t. Going through their UK support forum (or the forum in the OP's country) is a better bet. People I know have had their RMA taken care of by a moderator there, similar to what Lsdmeasap sometimes does.

    Corsair is my favourite. I have to say though I'm liking OCZ's current range of low voltage DDR3 kits, they're getting great reviews. The thing that I suppose made me prejudice against OCZ for a while was seeing DDR2 rated at wierd 5-6-6-20 and 6-6-6-24 timings. My first thought was "What reject bin are those things out of?". However it could be that they were some of the first 1066 modules at the time and the only IC's available at that speed.

    OCZ and Corsair run a similar kind of deal. Both support forums mods are hapy to help, and at the slightest hint of a hardware fault will just recommend and action an RMA with no questions asked. Superb.
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    Thanks, I'll try resetting the voltage and running memtest and let you know how it goes.

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    Capton Proton, you were on the money, I removed one stick of memory and it let me go into bios where I changed the voltage to 2.1, and presto. I installed the Vista32. After reinstalling the other stick same problem just kept rebooting so I changed from 1066 to 800 and all"s well. do you think I should try upping the speed a little more? Also I can"t seem to get the sound working I"m sure it's some simple setting I'm missing but I'm new to Windows Vista and can't seem to figure it out. Thanks again , I was ready to ship the MoBo back to NEWEGG for a replacement.

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