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February 28, 2009 3:10:16 AM

I have this Motherboard - Asus P6T Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

The problem I'm having is that I can only use two of the RAM sticks. A1 and C1 slots will work with RAM inserted, however B1 will NOT work. I've tried switching RAM around and the PC won't boot up with it in. Is there any way to fix this? I just got my PC up and running not too long ago and I'd really hate to have to take it all apart and wait even longer to be able to use it... *sigh*

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February 28, 2009 4:33:12 AM

Maybe there's an incompatibility with your OCZ RAM in the B1 slot? Short of returning your board to Asus for RMA, I would return the RAM and try a different brand, maybe Corsair. Have you got the latest BIOS installed? Sometimes a BIOS update fixes such incompatibilities. Is your RAM on the Asus QVL for your P6T Deluxe?

Just some ideas for you.
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February 28, 2009 4:39:23 AM

Double check to see what the voltages are. Some of the OCZ sticks run with a little more volts than others. And is even more critical with 4 banks filled.
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February 28, 2009 10:56:06 PM

Alright, so. A little news update if anyone can help. I found out that essentially one of the RAM sticks is dead. However, I tried the two that DO work in DIMM slots A1 and B1. The computer wouldn't boot, however, it does boot up in A1 and C1.

Does that mean the motherboard is also messed up?
March 1, 2009 9:50:52 PM

I would ask Asus about this, on one hand it's good that your PC can boot successfully, but on the other and checking the user manual, it seems A1 and B1 are the recommended configurations for two memory modules. If you're using A1 and C1 that seems to go against the manual. I'd contact Asus technical support and ask them.
March 1, 2009 9:56:58 PM

kaesin said:
I have this Motherboard - Asus P6T Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

The problem I'm having is that I can only use two of the RAM sticks. A1 and C1 slots will work with RAM inserted, however B1 will NOT work. I've tried switching RAM around and the PC won't boot up with it in. Is there any way to fix this? I just got my PC up and running not too long ago and I'd really hate to have to take it all apart and wait even longer to be able to use it... *sigh*


Did you populate the orange slots first? All three orange slots must be populated. I am having a ram problem myself. Bios sees 8gigs rather 12gigs. When I remove A2, bios sees 10gigs. Have you flashed the bios?
March 1, 2009 9:59:56 PM

Ram issues keep coming up with the Asus P6T. Hope someone is able to find a fix. I know of another person that spent several hours coming up with a config that worked. I am stuck myself. Leaning toward RMA if issue is not resolved.
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