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Thread: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram




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    Default GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    so i originally had a og Core i7 920 on a GA-EX58-UD3R on which the ethernet chip failed; well past guarantee tho

    i ran it on a added-ethernet card till i could replace the board

    got a used GA-EXG8-UD5

    which was fine, the -UD5 has twin ethernets-out, untill i thought id get a i7 960

    and other Ram .. Corsair Dominators 3x2GB [ok, i shoulda got 3x8GB, maxed it out]

    cept it doesnt

    neither my original 3x2GB OCZ nor the Corsairs will run Triple-channel with the i7 960

    only Dual-Channel
    # Core i7 920 FBO/BATCH # 3836B177 C0# GA-EX58-UD5# Bios :f13 # OCZ3G1600LV6GK 3 x 2GB# Video card:-BFG GT260# Power supply:-Pc Power & Cooling 750w# Operating System:-Aptosid64/Win7/Osx86# CPU and System Cooling:-Noctua[s]# CPU and System temps:-42c

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    you need to test each white ram slot one at a time using only one ram stick,it will boot into windows if its working

    you need to fine which ram slot is faulty or whether its a ram stick,you cant test the blue slots unless all the slots are filled,its either not enough qpi/vtt or the cpu heatsink is too tight or you have bent cpu socket pin/pins
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    since this occurred with the OCZ Ram still in [id only swapped out CPU] its unlikely to be either ram-slots or indeed the ram itself, nor the Corsairs, i did swap between slots, its only one set-of-slots that doesnt do the doodad, i didnt know that bit about the whiteslots tho, cheers

    i could care less if Win boots, ima Linux dev, on the team that makes aptosid, but yes, not-booting was the clue that something was amiss [!]

    not enough qpi/vtt = unlikely also, BIOS is pretty much defaults

    cpu heatsink too tight is a possibility, but the Noctua hold-downs aint overtight imho

    bent cpu socket pin/pins then ...

    tbh im loth to touch the bassterd again unless i can fix it
    Last edited by eto; 12-26-2012 at 11:06 PM. Reason: not-booting was the clue
    # Core i7 920 FBO/BATCH # 3836B177 C0# GA-EX58-UD5# Bios :f13 # OCZ3G1600LV6GK 3 x 2GB# Video card:-BFG GT260# Power supply:-Pc Power & Cooling 750w# Operating System:-Aptosid64/Win7/Osx86# CPU and System Cooling:-Noctua[s]# CPU and System temps:-42c

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    it should run tri channel with that cpu,im only suggesting possible causes as its only running in dual channel,you could try a long cmos clear by leaving out the motherboard battery for 30mins and then try,only way to be 100% sure is to go through each possible cause and check it,
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
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    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    yup, this CPU should have run the older OCZ ram in tri-channel

    did that too, the long cmos clear

    im treble-checking i aint missed a trick tho in cornering/isolating the cause

    im reluctant to disturb CPU again till im SURE its the pins

    not a trivial fix, them
    # Core i7 920 FBO/BATCH # 3836B177 C0# GA-EX58-UD5# Bios :f13 # OCZ3G1600LV6GK 3 x 2GB# Video card:-BFG GT260# Power supply:-Pc Power & Cooling 750w# Operating System:-Aptosid64/Win7/Osx86# CPU and System Cooling:-Noctua[s]# CPU and System temps:-42c

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    so

    i think this has to be a bent pins issue, i think ive exhausted all the other possibles

    failing someone suggesting something i aint eliminated

    my actual quandary is this

    my system runs fine on the 4x2Gb [thats 2x2GbOCZ+2x2GbCorsair] at default setting in BIOS = 8Gb = noticeably better than 6Gb

    i can get 4x4Gb Corsair with XMP for 50GBP = 16Gb, twice what ive got in now

    or i can demount CPU, futz with pins, and buy 3x8Gb, MaxRam for this rig but DANGEROUS

    id then have 2 sets-of-3 DDR3 1600mhz ram to get rid of, the Corsairs are Dominators [inc fan]

    default is to do nothing, but i WANT MORE RAM

    and Haswell is delayed again ..
    # Core i7 920 FBO/BATCH # 3836B177 C0# GA-EX58-UD5# Bios :f13 # OCZ3G1600LV6GK 3 x 2GB# Video card:-BFG GT260# Power supply:-Pc Power & Cooling 750w# Operating System:-Aptosid64/Win7/Osx86# CPU and System Cooling:-Noctua[s]# CPU and System temps:-42c

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - 2-Channel Ram

    i would look at the cpu pins or settle for 8gb dual channel?
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    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

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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