asrock k10n78m pro mem issues

December 23, 2010 at 13:48:18
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, AMD 9850/Corsair
New to this board...mainly use Asus and Gigabyte...should have stayed with them. Anyways , had to remove one stick of memory for it to boot and install Win 7 64 bit. Not accepting the other 2nd stick (approved vendor) Corsair and matched pair for a total of 4 gig. Other issue is Asus 9800gtx card...won't boot with card in slot either. What gives? Have been building for years and this is a first. All suggestions would be appreciated.

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#1
December 23, 2010 at 15:39:11
That makes no sense to me either. Did you run memtest on the memory.

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#2
December 23, 2010 at 16:04:21
I'm running memtest at the moment. What's puzzling is I've also tried known matched memory from (DDR 2 800) two other computers here in use (Corsair)...and some matched G.Skill on the shelf. Nada....all the same effects. Just will not boot up with any of the memory in 2nd slot. Talk about a real mind scratcher. Have been looking through the bios making sure I haven't over looked anything. ????????????

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#3
December 23, 2010 at 16:12:17
That is a head scratcher. If the ram works in other boards and is compatible with this board, it makes no sense. The vid card could be bad, but because the ram doesn't work either, it may be a bad board.

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#4
December 23, 2010 at 16:56:20
Failed to mention...tried a 7300gt in PCIe slot and away it went...recognized the card with no issues. I'm lost for words with this board. I was beginning to think it was a bad board as well.....may just have to contact AsRock for some answers. I always like a challenge....and some always get the better of you. Thanks for your efforts.

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#5
December 23, 2010 at 19:56:18
If the 2 sets of RAM pairs are different enough (ie: different speed or different latencies) they may bother this board more than others, or the board could be trying to run one set of RAM at the preferred settings of the other set and that is causing you the problem if that RAM will not run at those settings.
If this is the case, switch the RAM (slower in the primary slots will run both at the slower speed, etc) MIGHT help, Manually configuring the RAM in your BIOS to settings that both can use, or best: use all 4 sticks matching.

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#6
December 23, 2010 at 20:37:05
Hey Fingers....this particular board holds only 2 sticks of memory. Finally after all my effortless events of the day I finally left a mssg. with AsRock pertaining to this issue. Now the waiting game. Thanks.

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#7
December 24, 2010 at 05:41:25
Run memtest on 1 stick at a time, if both work separately but not together and it is not more than the maximum RAM (try both slots also), you probably need to RMA the board.

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#8
March 8, 2011 at 02:55:12
At the risk of sounding old fashioned... did you try powering down and using something like vinegar, CLR, or Limeaway with a small brush, (electric razor variety) on the terminal points of the memory slot?

As improbable as it sounds, I've received a 'new' board times past with oxidation in the 24-pin ATX socket, and also in the jumpers. Talk about a head scratcher.


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