RAM problem!

Gigabyte Ga-h55m-s2h motherboard & intel...
March 7, 2010 at 10:17:49
Specs: Win XP Pro, i5 650 3.2ghz / 4gb ddr3-1600
I need help
im using a GA-H55M-S2h mobo that supports up to 8GB ram but is only reading one stick of RAM, the RAM is good because it works on another computer and when i boot up with more than one stick of ram the computer gives continous short beeps which means a RAM error and it boots up fine with one stick of ram (total both sticks are 4gb)
using intel core i5 650 stock clocked at 3.2
600 PSU
gt 220
the RAM is OCZ gold pc3 12800 2x2gb low voltage ddr3 1600
anyone have any solutions?

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#1
March 7, 2010 at 10:32:10
Try to boot with one stick of RAM (Which is known to be good). If the system boots successfully, remove the current memory stick and try with the other one. If the system boots successfully again, insert one stick of RAM in the other RAM Slot (leave the other slot empty), and tell us what happens.

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#2
March 7, 2010 at 10:33:47
i did that and um yes both sticks work on their own but not together but one thing only one RAM slot works the other one wont work when i put a stick of ram into it and boot

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#3
March 7, 2010 at 10:37:40
Then you`ve got your problem. I am pretty sure the motherboard is under warranty, so you can return it.

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#4
March 7, 2010 at 10:39:57
one thing @ crucial.com it states that the mobo has DDR3 SDRAM Frequencies: PC3-8500 and PC3-10600 and this RAM is PC3-12800 can that be the problem?

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#5
March 7, 2010 at 10:42:39
Ram that works in another mboard , or any ram you buy or have lying around, may not work properly, or sometimes, not at all - even if it physically fits and is the right overall type (e.g. SDram, DDR, DDR2, etc.; PCxxxx, xxx mhz) for your mboard. The ram has to be compatible with the mboard's main chipset, or in the case of recent mboards, compatible with the memory controller built into the cpu.


Only two OCZ 2gb module part numbers are shown as compatible:
http://memoryselector.cnetchannel.c...

If one of those isn't what you have, there's nothing wrong with the ram - it's just not compatible with your mboard, and there's probably nothing wrong with your mboard..

Sometimes incompatible ram modules work fine when installed by themselves, but more than one will NOT work fine.

See response 5 in this for some info about ram compatibilty, and some places where you can find out what will work in your mboard for sure:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...
Correction to that:
Mushkin www.mushkin.com

Once you know which module ID strings (part numbers) work in your mboard, you can get them from anywhere you like that has ram with those ID strings.


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#6
March 7, 2010 at 10:42:52
No. Gigabyte says different.

Support for DDR3 2200+/1800/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...

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#7
March 7, 2010 at 10:47:34
no no frequencies im talking about like PC3-12800 not speed and clock

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#8
March 7, 2010 at 10:51:52
neer2005

It`s the same thing. If your memory is PC3-12800, then it`s rated for 1600 MHz, so the motherboard supports it.

Tubesandwires

Did you read Response # 2? The OP says that the both memory sticks work in the first slot, but when the RAM is installed into the second slot, it doesn`t work with no matter if it`s alone or paired.

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#9
March 7, 2010 at 10:52:51
ah thanks probfixer for clearing that up for me so the mobos gotta go i guess thanks alot

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#10
March 7, 2010 at 13:25:53
It's not the motherboard.

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#11
March 7, 2010 at 14:22:43
If your part numbers are NOT

OCZ310662GB
or
OCZ313332GB

then you cannot conclude it's the mboard that's the problem.



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#12
March 7, 2010 at 14:43:26
I like how they call it "low voltage" RAM when their specs list the voltage at 1.65v. That is NOT low voltage!

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...

The JEDEC standard specs the voltage for all DDR3 RAM at 1.5v.

Rather than doing something stupid like replacing the motherboard, try reading the board specs & buying RAM that's in compliance with what Gigabyte recommends:

"2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory"

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList...


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