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GA-P55A-UD3P Major Memory Issue

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January 1, 2014 10:18:11 PM

Hi all. Ive been trying for days to figure out an issue with some new ram I bought which wont work. The motherboard is a ga-p55a-ud3p which previously was just running 4gb of ram, one of the 2gb sticks was faulty hence the replacement.
I bought a pair of corsair 4gb CMV4GX3M1A1600C11 and changed the timing to 11 11 11 30 which was specified. Im also running an i5 which im aware clocks out at 1333 but I was assured these sticks would work.

It gets to the screen where the windows 7 windows should appear in the loading screen but they never appear and it ceases to load. Ive tried loading bios defaultx and cold starting, ive updated the bios, and ive even restorted to a format and fresh install but that didn't work either. I've also had a fiddle with upping the voltage slightly but nothing. Any help would be much appreciated.

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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 2, 2014 2:05:18 AM

Hi, Try clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes), if you haven't already.
If still the same, try returning the RAMs and buy a kit.
Configurators like http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.as...
might help you in finding guaranteed compatible RAMs.
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January 2, 2014 3:13:20 AM

alexoiu said:
Hi, Try clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes), if you haven't already.
If still the same, try returning the RAMs and buy a kit.
Configurators like http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.as...
might help you in finding guaranteed compatible RAMs.

Just did a cmos reset as you advised and no luck. Thankyou though, this is far beyond frustrating. Through my searches Win7 x64 with 8gb ram issues seem to be fairly common with no answer.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 2, 2014 3:16:17 AM

No, Win7 x64 works well with 8GB or more. In my opinion, it's a memory compatibility issue.
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January 2, 2014 3:26:15 AM

alexoiu said:
No, Win7 x64 works well with 8GB or more. In my opinion, it's a memory compatibility issue.

Ive returned to this incompetent PC shop twice now, tomorrow they are in for it. Cheers mate.

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January 2, 2014 7:29:22 PM

I went and got another pair, and the same issue. Could my motherboard be corrupt? Ive tried f6 update for bios which is something to do with memory but nothing, so I went back to the newer f14 update. The constant bluescreens of my old ram make uni study and work so frustrating, and even windows updates after the reformat is difficult.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 3, 2014 12:18:52 AM

Then it might be a CPU socket bent pins issue. Try testing with single RAM module each slot. See if working.
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January 3, 2014 1:18:42 AM

No, done that. I think im ready to call it quits, this has been the most frustrating experience.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 3, 2014 1:24:56 AM

Maybe it's time for a major upgrade. By the way... I have also a P55 system (ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, i5 750 and... 2x4 GB of RAM). No issues in running them.
Not sure what the problem might be in your case. But, if disassembling the board, check though the socket for bent pins.
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January 3, 2014 7:14:42 PM

Yep I think youre right. I really appreciate your input and help, thankyou. All the best.
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January 4, 2014 2:15:30 AM

You're welcome. Good luck!
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