XFX Nvidia nForce 780i mobo memory problem

Hey, I recently bought a new XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard and everything works great on it except 2 of the memory slots. When I put memory in DIMM slots 0 or 2 it will boot up fine, but if I put memory in DIMM slots 1 or 3 I get the long beeps and a C1 code on the mobo. The memory I am using is the CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel. The first time this happen I thought the 2 slots were bad, so did a RMA and got a new board, but it still does the same exact thing. So Im pretty sure it has nothing to do with the mobo itself. I talked to the Xfx support and they said to try different memory or it could have something to do with my power supply. But before I buy different memory does anyone have any other ideas of why this is happening?

Here are the specs of my PC:

Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i MB-N780-ISH9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141005
PSU: Rosewill RX950-D-B 950W
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 G0 LGA 775
Memory: 2Gb (2 x 1Gb) Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145177
CD/DVD-RW combo drive
Western Digital 7200rpm 500gb SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard drive
1 ZOTAC Nvidia 9800GTX 512MB PCI-E graphics card
Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI sound card
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro heatsink
4 x 80mm case fans
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  1. 1. You went cheap on the PSU.
    2. Adjust the voltage in the BIOS to what Corsair recommends for your RAM.
    3. Replace that Rosewill PSU ASAP. Antec, Corsair, Enermax, PC P&C, Zalman, Thermaltake, and Seasonic (unless in a predominately 220v region, ie Europe) are all good choices (your PSU is most likley only "Pushing" about 550W).
  2. Thanks for the reply. I thought my PSU might have something to do with it. I will try out a new one soon. Iv been looking at this Antec 1000W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371012 . Think that is good and can handle the specs of my PC plus handle SLI later when I buy another video card? Any other suggestions are appreciated.
  3. have you tried upping the nb volts a little, i really doubt that the power supply is at fault, they only start to show themselves up when put under heavy load , i would also try slackening the timings, some times you can not run 4 sticks at the standard timings
  4. 950W power supply, I don't think that is going cheap. That's allot of juice and that company is not bad at all. I got the same board, and I think you just need to stagger the memory cards seperate... like not 0,1,2,3,4 more like: 0, 2 ( not memory cards right next to each other.) Because that caused me the issue you had. Might as well check all your other wire connections again too. In the bios I would leave the setting for memory at "auto" till you get past this issue.

    oh man... just read the date of this thread... well hope it helps someone.
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