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Gskill Ram issues on a Asus P9x79 Mobo

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September 13, 2013 8:51:27 PM

Hey guys, sorry for the long introduction to the problem.if you want to skip it, it ends after the quotes. you might miss something important though, ill post PC specs at the bottom in case they are needed.

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so, i bought all the components to my computer and built it in January(2013) and everything worked. at first i did notice that 2 of my 4x4GB sticks didn't seem to be working. but at that point i didn't care, i didn't want to mess with anything and make it worse, and 8GB worked for me. so a couple months go by and i have an issue on BF3(later found out it was something on their side) and i decide its finally time to tinker with the ram and get it all sorted out, and well..now 1 stick works and i've been using just 1 stick since march, when i got a new(free) mobo from asus and gave them mine.(thinking the issue was the slots on the board, because of a technician who i now realize must not of payed enough attention or asked enough questions before suggesting that i just return and get a new board from them)


in my bios, or using CPU-z it shows that 3 sticks or 12GB are there. two sticks in the bios say Abnormal where it should say ok, and the rest of the slots say N/A (for not installed).
leaving me to believe that i have 1 defective stick.

ill post a screen shot here as well, but just for verbal (textual?) clarification, all the Ram is in the correct spots for the amount of sticks i have(trust me, i've checked a hundred times)

http://imgur.com/uVVveKf,U0yrGyp,XFzDurs,JpK8IKp#0
http://imgur.com/uVVveKf,U0yrGyp,XFzDurs,JpK8IKp#1
http://imgur.com/uVVveKf,U0yrGyp,XFzDurs,JpK8IKp#2
http://imgur.com/uVVveKf,U0yrGyp,XFzDurs,JpK8IKp#3
http://imgur.com/VQAagvy,jEAt5H0,HgUQmzl,JRYFe08,25sACZ...
http://imgur.com/VQAagvy,jEAt5H0,HgUQmzl,JRYFe08,25sACZ...
http://imgur.com/VQAagvy,jEAt5H0,HgUQmzl,JRYFe08,25sACZ...
http://imgur.com/VQAagvy,jEAt5H0,HgUQmzl,JRYFe08,25sACZ...
http://imgur.com/VQAagvy,jEAt5H0,HgUQmzl,JRYFe08,25sACZ...
http://imgur.com/VQAagvy,jEAt5H0,HgUQmzl,JRYFe08,25sACZ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Model: F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

one thing i have noticed, which leaves me just absolutely puzzled is that this ram doesn't support the socket of my motherboard/processor (LGA2011)
as seen in the link above in the details page it only says that it is"Compatible with Intel LGA1155/LGA1156"

but if thats the case why does 1 stick still work, and 2 used too? lol.

well, anyway, thanks in advance guys, i truly appreciate any and all help received.



specs that might matter:
Asus P9x79 Deluxe Motherboard
Intel i-7 sandy bridge 3930k processor
Gtx 560 Ti
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (as seen in link above)

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September 13, 2013 9:15:50 PM

Try each stick by itself in slot 1 and see if any work (all should work unless bad or a bad slot) if 1,2,or 3 sticks work fine in slot one but another one or two don't it may be bad,,,but if that happens, try one of the good ones in 1 (A1) then add another to B1, same thing, then to C1 and on to D1....if nothing works in any particular slot, then may be a bad slot, if a particular stick won't work anywhere it's prob bad.......If you know anyone with four sticks you can borrow, can also try those to test for a bad slot
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September 13, 2013 9:21:06 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Try each stick by itself in slot 1 and see if any work (all should work unless bad or a bad slot) if 1,2,or 3 sticks work fine in slot one but another one or two don't it may be bad,,,but if that happens, try one of the good ones in 1 (A1) then add another to B1, same thing, then to C1 and on to D1....if nothing works in any particular slot, then may be a bad slot, if a particular stick won't work anywhere it's prob bad.......If you know anyone with four sticks you can borrow, can also try those to test for a bad slot


Thank you, i will give this a shot, but not until sunday, as if something does mess up im not currently in a situation where i could have either spare ram or money to buy new ram, id be left with no computer for x days. thanks for the reply!
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September 13, 2013 9:27:34 PM

No problem, will be in and out, so give a shout (ha! ought to be a poet ;)  )
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September 15, 2013 1:58:08 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Try each stick by itself in slot 1 and see if any work (all should work unless bad or a bad slot) if 1,2,or 3 sticks work fine in slot one but another one or two don't it may be bad,,,but if that happens, try one of the good ones in 1 (A1) then add another to B1, same thing, then to C1 and on to D1....if nothing works in any particular slot, then may be a bad slot, if a particular stick won't work anywhere it's prob bad.......If you know anyone with four sticks you can borrow, can also try those to test for a bad slot


Tradesman1 said:
No problem, will be in and out, so give a shout (ha! ought to be a poet ;)  )


so, i did what you said. and the problem is odd. but still, only stick in slot B1 works, a1 is N/a, C1 is abnormal, and d1 is abnormal.
im unable to try all memory in slot 1, (asus recommends slot d1 for 1 stick, i tried others and it just sits there with the most loud, horrible beeping noise, with error code 50-53)

what i think is really, really odd, and if it is the case it means i literally have the worst possible luck ever lol. and thats if the memory slot on the board is the problem, like i said in the OP this is the second board ive had, because with the tech support guy we somewhat concluded it was the slot.

now i dont think thats the case, because the odds are just so not likely.

im going to try some different ram now, and see what the outcome will be.
i have 2 different sets of ram to try, both are supported by this board exclusively in its QVL so i dont have to worry about anything not working, and i know that both sets work like they should.

will post results soon.
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September 15, 2013 2:42:37 AM

my bad, the error is actually 65 (cpu DXE initialization has started) not sure why...
i tried those sticks of ram that i know are compatible and have worked in the past, neither worked either single stick or 2 stick, recommended slot or not. i dont get it though, like how could i have 2 motherboards, with the same issue of a slot not working?it doesnt seem right. honestly, at this point i think im going to waste the insane amount money to have a "professional" at a local store check it out, see if they cant fix it.

any feedback is still very much appreciated, im probably going to continue to work on this for a while longer, will post results.
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September 15, 2013 9:36:11 AM

Another possible is a bad CPU, which has the MC (memory Controller) inside it, though with either, unless you have access to another X79 rig, it's hard to check
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September 15, 2013 4:05:28 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Another possible is a bad CPU, which has the MC (memory Controller) inside it, though with either, unless you have access to another X79 rig, it's hard to check


yeah i dont have access to another, im SoL here as far as what i can do, since lack of extra hardware im unable to try anything else. im going to end up taking it in somewhere i think. thankyou for your help though man, i appreciate it.
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September 15, 2013 5:17:51 PM

No problem, let us know how it turns out
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September 16, 2013 5:35:38 AM

Wow...so...
im going to be kicking my self for this one. considering i spent the last 9 months with the problem being this fucking simple to solve...
so uh... ready to laugh anyone reading this?
the issue was the ram was not in far enough...
yeah... the lack of a second (lock/latch whatever you call the thing that firmly holds the ram in place) (on this board there is only one of those at the top of each dimm slot.) and fortunately when trying a different set of ram i noticed something i never have before when putting ram in, that on the bottom of the dimm slot, it clicked when i put it in. which struck me as odd since out of all the times ive put ram into this thing ive never once heard that. upon booting, the system actually booted. and i facepalmed so hard my face no longer exists.

well. thankyou tradesman for helping me with this, and well, i hope this helps someone out there who handles there ram as carefully as i apparently do lol.
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September 16, 2013 3:23:01 PM

Glad to hear all is well, now you can have some fun with it ;) 
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