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    Default Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Ok, so me and a friend both build the from the same board and cpu. He's been running 4x 4gb corsair vengeance ddr 1600 since the start, but then we both decided to try some M378B5273DH0-CH9 sticks, because of legendary oc reported.

    Mine is fine, running ddr2140-c10 (Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.-mvshu-jpg), but his is in a constant bootloop, it beeps and restarts, even after clrcmos, with only one stick and running @ 1333 his board won't start anymore with 4 sticks. That is until 1 stick is pulled from the far channel. So it will only start with 3 sticks now. Putting back the corsairs won't work either, these too will only work now with 3 or less inserted.

    slot setup accoring to manual: cpu->slot4->slot2->slot3->slot1

    have to pull one from slot 3 or 1 to get it start again, switching shows the dimms themselves are not the point, they are okay. but we are still wandering what could have happened to his setup.

    Any clues? could it be the cpu?, could one channel suddenly break after changing mem?
    Last edited by Darkje; 03-14-2012 at 06:13 PM.
    - Z68X-UD3H-B3(rev 1.3), bios F12
    - I5-2500k [3148C059], cooled by scythe mugen2 rev.b with 1500rpm pwm-fan on cpufan header.
    - 8G(2x4G) Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9W,Low profile/Low voltage, DDR1600/C9-1.35v. Slots 1&2.
    - 16G(4x4G) Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 1333 @ 2133-c11. w1.55v

    - Seasonic M12D SS850-EM , 850W Semi-Modular PSU with 80A at 12V.
    - 2x EVGA GeForce GTX285-1GB in SLi, 4x 6pin power and bridge connected.[PCIEX_16 and PCIEX_8]
    - Hauppauge HVR2200 PCIE 1x tv-tuner card.[PCIEX1_3]
    - Intel controller in raid mode.
    - 2x WD 500G blacks in raid0 on intel port 0-1.
    - 1x WD 1000G black on intel port 2.
    - 1x OCZ Vertex2 (32nm) on intel port 3.
    - 1x Optiarc DVDRW on intel port 4.
    - 1x Samsung 500G on marvell port 0.
    - 24" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, lower HDMI port.
    - 17" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, upper HDMI port.
    - 19" LCD tv @ intel/onboard HDMI.
    - 4ch analoge speakers, cambridge dtt set.
    - internal spdif header connected to Geforce 0.
    - front usb connected.
    - front ac97 connected.
    - front cardreader (usb) connected.
    - rear 4x usb bracket.
    - ms media keyboard, ms comfort mouse. usb, wired.
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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Inspect the memory slot to be sure there is no dirt, hair, dust, debris, ect in there, and look with a bright light and make sure that none of the gold wires are bent out of place.

    Other than that, extended clear CMOS might fix it up!

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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Okay, we'reremoving the board from the case for close inspection, will try the long clr-cmos and reseating the cpu. I don't think it's a damaged slot, since removing either 1 or 3 will work.
    - Z68X-UD3H-B3(rev 1.3), bios F12
    - I5-2500k [3148C059], cooled by scythe mugen2 rev.b with 1500rpm pwm-fan on cpufan header.
    - 8G(2x4G) Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9W,Low profile/Low voltage, DDR1600/C9-1.35v. Slots 1&2.
    - 16G(4x4G) Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 1333 @ 2133-c11. w1.55v

    - Seasonic M12D SS850-EM , 850W Semi-Modular PSU with 80A at 12V.
    - 2x EVGA GeForce GTX285-1GB in SLi, 4x 6pin power and bridge connected.[PCIEX_16 and PCIEX_8]
    - Hauppauge HVR2200 PCIE 1x tv-tuner card.[PCIEX1_3]
    - Intel controller in raid mode.
    - 2x WD 500G blacks in raid0 on intel port 0-1.
    - 1x WD 1000G black on intel port 2.
    - 1x OCZ Vertex2 (32nm) on intel port 3.
    - 1x Optiarc DVDRW on intel port 4.
    - 1x Samsung 500G on marvell port 0.
    - 24" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, lower HDMI port.
    - 17" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, upper HDMI port.
    - 19" LCD tv @ intel/onboard HDMI.
    - 4ch analoge speakers, cambridge dtt set.
    - internal spdif header connected to Geforce 0.
    - front usb connected.
    - front ac97 connected.
    - front cardreader (usb) connected.
    - rear 4x usb bracket.
    - ms media keyboard, ms comfort mouse. usb, wired.
    - w7x64-sp1.



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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Sorry, Looks like maybe you were editing while I replied

    Ya, try Extended clear CMOS if nothing else helps. I'd say try a short one first too in case that fixes it up, but when you do the short one drain the board and PSU and pull the battery too, but you don't have to let it sit for hours like that. Just pull the battery, drain the board and PSU, and then clear CMOS for a minute or two and then try to start it and see if it's ok. If not extended clear.

    I doubt it would be the socket since he didn't remove the CPU when this happened, but he could have changed the mounting pressure on one or more sides slightly, so a remount might help!

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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Cpu reseat is going to be last attempt, with the mugen 2 it's squeezed pretty tight between the cooler and the backplate, so it seems unlikly mounting pressure changed by inserting dimms. I'll do the clrcmos dance for a while and report back later.
    - Z68X-UD3H-B3(rev 1.3), bios F12
    - I5-2500k [3148C059], cooled by scythe mugen2 rev.b with 1500rpm pwm-fan on cpufan header.
    - 8G(2x4G) Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9W,Low profile/Low voltage, DDR1600/C9-1.35v. Slots 1&2.
    - 16G(4x4G) Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 1333 @ 2133-c11. w1.55v

    - Seasonic M12D SS850-EM , 850W Semi-Modular PSU with 80A at 12V.
    - 2x EVGA GeForce GTX285-1GB in SLi, 4x 6pin power and bridge connected.[PCIEX_16 and PCIEX_8]
    - Hauppauge HVR2200 PCIE 1x tv-tuner card.[PCIEX1_3]
    - Intel controller in raid mode.
    - 2x WD 500G blacks in raid0 on intel port 0-1.
    - 1x WD 1000G black on intel port 2.
    - 1x OCZ Vertex2 (32nm) on intel port 3.
    - 1x Optiarc DVDRW on intel port 4.
    - 1x Samsung 500G on marvell port 0.
    - 24" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, lower HDMI port.
    - 17" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, upper HDMI port.
    - 19" LCD tv @ intel/onboard HDMI.
    - 4ch analoge speakers, cambridge dtt set.
    - internal spdif header connected to Geforce 0.
    - front usb connected.
    - front ac97 connected.
    - front cardreader (usb) connected.
    - rear 4x usb bracket.
    - ms media keyboard, ms comfort mouse. usb, wired.
    - w7x64-sp1.



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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    i agree with a long cmos clear,hold in front power switch when turned off at the wall to fully discharge pc,leave battery out 30mins to overnight,if it crashes or blue screens badly sometimes its needed
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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Inspect the memory slot to be sure there is no dirt, hair, dust, debris, ect in there, and look with a bright light and make sure that none of the gold wires are bent out of place.
    Lsdmeasap, I have to give it to you: great post and perfect guess, because that seems to be what happened. Somehow he was able to damage both far slots, one has 2 pins bend, the other one just one. Will try to bend them back. Any tips or procedure for that ?
    - Z68X-UD3H-B3(rev 1.3), bios F12
    - I5-2500k [3148C059], cooled by scythe mugen2 rev.b with 1500rpm pwm-fan on cpufan header.
    - 8G(2x4G) Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9W,Low profile/Low voltage, DDR1600/C9-1.35v. Slots 1&2.
    - 16G(4x4G) Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 1333 @ 2133-c11. w1.55v

    - Seasonic M12D SS850-EM , 850W Semi-Modular PSU with 80A at 12V.
    - 2x EVGA GeForce GTX285-1GB in SLi, 4x 6pin power and bridge connected.[PCIEX_16 and PCIEX_8]
    - Hauppauge HVR2200 PCIE 1x tv-tuner card.[PCIEX1_3]
    - Intel controller in raid mode.
    - 2x WD 500G blacks in raid0 on intel port 0-1.
    - 1x WD 1000G black on intel port 2.
    - 1x OCZ Vertex2 (32nm) on intel port 3.
    - 1x Optiarc DVDRW on intel port 4.
    - 1x Samsung 500G on marvell port 0.
    - 24" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, lower HDMI port.
    - 17" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, upper HDMI port.
    - 19" LCD tv @ intel/onboard HDMI.
    - 4ch analoge speakers, cambridge dtt set.
    - internal spdif header connected to Geforce 0.
    - front usb connected.
    - front ac97 connected.
    - front cardreader (usb) connected.
    - rear 4x usb bracket.
    - ms media keyboard, ms comfort mouse. usb, wired.
    - w7x64-sp1.



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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    try small flat bladed screwdriver? or thin sewing needle? be carefull not to break any off as they are pretty fragile,esp if they have been weakened ect,see what lsdme suggests
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    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
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    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
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    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    Ouch, sorry to hear! This is the second topic this month with bent memory pins, how are users doing this?

    I cram shop towels and paper towels into slots and pull them out without issue, so I'd think you have to try really hard to bend them with normal use.

    Any idea how he did that? Best I can say is try a needle or needle point tweezers, good luck and be careful!

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    Default Re: Z68X-UD3H-B3, wont boot anymore with 4 sticks of ram.

    No idea how this could have happend, and we both have several decades of experience (in messing with stuff that is...), so this was certainly not his first stick of mem... my guess is it has something to do with the quality of the slots themselves, making it possible that the edge of the dimm gets stuck on one or two pins. Some pics where made also, put one up later on.

    We decided the board was dead the way it was, and rma would take too much time and explaining. An other one would have to be ordered anyhow, so repair was attempted first.

    He bend the pins back with a small screwdriver, inserted the 4 dimms with extreme caution, and the board appears to be working again, so it got fixed in the end. The dimms are never to be touched again I guess, but hey better than buying a new one.


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    Last edited by Darkje; 03-22-2012 at 06:38 AM.
    - Z68X-UD3H-B3(rev 1.3), bios F12
    - I5-2500k [3148C059], cooled by scythe mugen2 rev.b with 1500rpm pwm-fan on cpufan header.
    - 8G(2x4G) Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9W,Low profile/Low voltage, DDR1600/C9-1.35v. Slots 1&2.
    - 16G(4x4G) Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 1333 @ 2133-c11. w1.55v

    - Seasonic M12D SS850-EM , 850W Semi-Modular PSU with 80A at 12V.
    - 2x EVGA GeForce GTX285-1GB in SLi, 4x 6pin power and bridge connected.[PCIEX_16 and PCIEX_8]
    - Hauppauge HVR2200 PCIE 1x tv-tuner card.[PCIEX1_3]
    - Intel controller in raid mode.
    - 2x WD 500G blacks in raid0 on intel port 0-1.
    - 1x WD 1000G black on intel port 2.
    - 1x OCZ Vertex2 (32nm) on intel port 3.
    - 1x Optiarc DVDRW on intel port 4.
    - 1x Samsung 500G on marvell port 0.
    - 24" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, lower HDMI port.
    - 17" LCD monitor @ Geforce 0, upper HDMI port.
    - 19" LCD tv @ intel/onboard HDMI.
    - 4ch analoge speakers, cambridge dtt set.
    - internal spdif header connected to Geforce 0.
    - front usb connected.
    - front ac97 connected.
    - front cardreader (usb) connected.
    - rear 4x usb bracket.
    - ms media keyboard, ms comfort mouse. usb, wired.
    - w7x64-sp1.



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