i have an AB9 Pro motherboard, & just bought 2x 1gig sticks of OCZ ddr2-800, but the board won't boot i just get a long beep repeated over & over, the board "should" support the memory, & i even tried using the manual timer settings (22.214.171.124) but no joy, i tried the memory in my server pc (running an older MSI P965 NEO motherboard) & it seems to work fine, & it's posting as dual channelt etc, so i don't think the problem is faulty memory. any help would be very greatfully recieved.
I would help if you post a link to the exact memory set you bought. I can tell you that the p965 chipsets are really picky when it comes to ram. you have to make sure the memory can run on 1.8v and I forget what the limit on timing is on it. You may also want to run the other memory and update the bios. With the latest bios I run this set. Corsair XMS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i don't say your memory has died but your bios is not able to set the memory timings correctly for your memory
remove the cmos battery for a minute or two and replace it
may be this time it will work fine
go into bios if it works fine and set the frequency to ddr800 and memory timings to auto and reboot
if again problem then remove cmos battery again and keep after a minute
The normal procedure is to power up the PC system, watch for error message on the monitor screen and listen to the PC beep tone. A single beep during boot-up process is normal and does not indicate a failure if the system continues to boot-up.
1 Beep tone - DRAM refresh failure
2 Beep tone - DRAM Parity failure
3 Beep tone - Base 64K RAM failure
4 Beep tone - System timer error
5 Beep tone - CPU failure
6 Beep tone - Keyboard controller error
7 Beep tone - Virtual mode error
8 Beep tone - Display memory read/write error
9 Beep tone - ROM BIOS checksum error
10 Beep tone - CMOS register read/write error
11 Beep tone - Cache memory error
Continous Beep tone - Memory or Video memory failures.