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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    This happens with ALL 1366/1156 boards, not just Gigabyte's! You just read Gigabyte issues more because that is what you are look at/for.

    I can only see one image on page 6, the second one is not loading even directly at imageshack.

    However if the second image looks like the first that is not good enough for me to see properly, I need the room to be well lit and the images to be looking straight on the socket. Don't use a flashlight or flash from the camera, turn on all the lights in the room and or set a lamp next to you so the socket has plenty of light into it.

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    A little update after a week of waiting my mobo from RMA. I called my retailer and they got it working flawlessly on their test bench running with OCZ memory. No problems showing 6gb in Vista, W7, in task manager and BIOS. No bent pins on the CPU socket either. Today i handed my memory kit for them to test. Tomorrow we will see if its an compatibility issue and if it is they will replace my Team Group's kit with one that is working for sure with this mobo. =)

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    Nice to see some progress is being made! I bet it's just settings for your Team memory, sometimes it's hard to dial in the right QPI/Vtt

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    Got my mobo back and seems like one of the sticks from the Team Group's kit was dead. I now have a Mushkin's Silverline kit and its working like a dream. I have no idea what was it about with G.Skill. Maybe broken sticks too or older rev.?

    Anyways, if you excuse me i shall setup my GTX 460 Sli now. 8)

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    I feel your pain i have simialr setup and and only 4 reads sometimes, idk what it is, but i did everything you did and the easiest way for me to get it to read 6 g on boot , is to go into the bios and change it from auto to 1333, and 1333 to auto on next boot startup, if this helps at all YW, if not sry to waste your, but if you do find a solution to your problem, plz post im as curious as you, i have 6g OCZ 1333mhz3x2. gl
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    So let me explain my situation. First off, I have read as I recall probably the entire internet with relation to this issue. I am making this thread as verification to my conclusion, as I don't really have anyone I know that I can discuss with in person about this.

    Specs:

    *Intel i7 930
    *GA-X58A-UD3R
    *G Skill (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 ( F3-10666cl9t-6gbnq)
    *WD Black Caviar 1TB HDD
    *ATi HD XFX 5770


    SO, I get the famous false recognizing 6GB (4GB Usable) statement on my system menu. It happened from day one of the install. I go into BIOS, only recognizes that I have 4096 MB of RAM, even though I have 6GB installed. The thing is though, it recognizes I have a 3rd stick in the mobo, but it wont register it...






    So after countless hours of reading on the internet as far as causes are concerned I have made a list:

    *Bad RAM stick
    *Bent CPU pins
    *BIOS
    *Tightness of Heatsink/fan

    After all the reading I went to bed. I had a huge headache from my dissapointment of a bad build experience. It was my first one after like 6 years so I was excited, but obviously not anymore. None the less, I wake today, boot up into bios just for giggles. Well guess what, now it is registering it as 6GB! wtf?







    I reboot the pc just to see if its a false alarm. Nope it still is holding the 6gb. Then I shut the pc off, go get some breakfast. I come back after about almost 2 hours, restart, and now am back to my 4GB usable issue again.

    So I take the ram out, and label them with stickers to distinguish them. I put each one in separately, into all the white slots, just to make sure a slot is not bad. No all slots are working. 2 of my sticks worked in all 3 white slots. Then I tried the final one, and it just powered up but did not display anything on the screen which makes me conlcude in this situation that I have a bad memory stick. The thing is though, if it was bad, why would it recognize it at one point? There may be something more that I am not looking at?

    Here is a video as well:
    YouTube - Bad Ram ?

    Please guys help me out here, I am getting stressed out about something that I dont need to be stressing out about. I just want to enjoy my computer.

    Thank You

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    What have you done testing wise? Tested each stick one by one in first white ram slot from cpu socket? Then do same test on other two white ram slots to see if it boots up? Inspected cpu socket for any bent pins? What dram and qpi/vtt voltage are you setting?
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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    I think that this was on revision 1.0 motherboard, I have the same board and the only solution is to flash the beta F6M, it's the only BIOS that can recover the undetected RAM module during boot, if the missing channel is not active then it will turn the computer off then starts with all three channels active.

    It's sad that Gigabyte did not continue in the same path but instead they tried to force detect the RAM modules at startup in the new BIOS releases, but it's the same in reality because Windows sees all three channels but only two channels are usable, that causes corruption on Windows in my case...
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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R + G Skill Ram = 4/6 GB Usable issue (with a twist)

    That's often incorrect voltages or uncore, or bent CPU Socket pins. Sometimes a single faulty ram module can cause this on cold boots, but normally it's what I mentioned previously.

    The recovery via reboot simply tries to get around a combination of cold boot issues causing it, and or incorrect voltages (Because sometimes they will work after a boot or two). So if you still need help please post us some images of your CPU socket as it's best to start checking that first so no one is wasting time adjusting settings. Then test your memory one stick at a time in any white slot, once each morning, so three days one stick per on a cold boot.

    Then if no bent socket pins, no bad starts with any single sticks, we can try helping you adjust your settings. Not trying to prolong your pain here, just trying to help in the quickest and smoothest manner.

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